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Precautions to take while swimming - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
User :   Hi
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :   i have joined swiming class from y'day

User :   and want to know if there is any immunity medicine for cold and cough
Doctor :   ok
User :   so that i can take them in advance for preventive care
Doctor :   can i ask few Q
User :   sure
Doctor :   i will help u in this
Doctor :   wats your age
User :   35

Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do yu have frequent cold and running nose
User :   nope
Doctor :   or are yu allergic to dust
Doctor :   or bleaching powder
User :   nope
User :   not sure abt bleaching powder as this is the first time i am getting into the pool
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :   let me explain to yu
Doctor :   cold and running nose is mostly due to viral infection
Doctor :   virus is the cause for it
User :   ok

Doctor :   regarding the medicnes
Doctor :   it should be taken only when the symptoms appear
Doctor :   but yu can improve the immunity to fight against
Doctor :   the disease and infection
User : it
Doctor :   let me give some medical tips
Doctor :   yu can use face masks
User :   face mask?
Doctor :   yes which is made of cotton or plastic
User :   ok.
Doctor :   so the exposure to the allergens is less
User :   let me check on them
User : it
Doctor :   let it be comfortable no too tight or too loose
Doctor :   take plenty of green leafy veg
Doctor :   fresh fruits of sweet lime, grapes, lime, mango
User :   yup
User :   thanks Doc
Doctor :   so yu wont get dehydrated soon
User :   it was helpful
Doctor :   do yu smoke or consume alcohol
User :   yes i consume alchhol
User :   and used to smoke a year back
Doctor :   since how many years
Doctor :   are yu consuming alchohol
User :   yes i drink
User :   its weekly once or twice
Doctor :   how much ml per time
User :   max of 2 large
Doctor :   its better to reduce it
Doctor :   social drinking is ok 30 ml per week or twice
Doctor :   wats your weight
Doctor :   and ht
User :   71
User :   kgs
Doctor :   ok
User :   and 5.7 hight
Doctor :   ok
User :   i go to gym every day for 90 mins
User :   and also play badmition twice a week for 2 hours
Doctor :   your ht is almost proportinate to the wt
Doctor :   thats great
Doctor :   yu have more healthy practises
Doctor :   thats good
Doctor :   maintain it
User : trying to learning swimming as addition health measure
Doctor :   if you have cold or running nose after swimming then you can take
Doctor :   Tab. Levocet 5 mg 2 times a day for 2 days
Doctor :   after food
User :   ok...
User :   thanks Doc

Doctor :   its good to hear about your helathy habits
Doctor :   is there any thing else i can help u with
Doctor :   please fill the feed back form
User :   thank you

User :   have a wonderful day
Doctor :   ok bye take care
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