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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I'm a 24 year old female and I have had a cold for about 2 weeks now. It got better for several days, but now i feel sick again with different symptoms. A few days ago my nose was running uncontrollably but has slowed down a lot since then. The past few days i've started experiencing dull headaches (probably a sinus headache) and my right ear hurts when I swallow. I do not however have a sore throat. I've been feeling rather fatigued and don't have much of an appetite. I also woke up sweating, though that could be due to my heater. Do i need to see a doctor?
Doctor :   hello
User :   hi
User :   nice to meet you
Doctor :   same here
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please
User :   24 yr old female
Doctor :   do you have any other medical condition ?
User :   not that i know of
Doctor :   do you consume alcohol or smoke ??
User :   i do consume alcohol
User :   and i did smoke a cigarette recently
User :   but i am not a smoker
Doctor :   a history of cold for 2 weeks with earache and headache, its mostly due to a infection
User :   bacterial?
Doctor :   have you taken any medications ?
User :   i was using nasal spray for awhile
User :   and dayquil
Doctor :   viral usually lasts a week, a long duration looks more towards a bacterial
Doctor :   but thats why we have tests to be sure
User :   i see
User :   it seems possible that it is a different cold
User :   the symptoms changed
Doctor :   so what you need to do if to get a throat test and what your physician will be prescribing you antibiotics
Doctor :   no its just the body responding in a different way
Doctor :   dont worry its nothing serious
User :   ah ok
Doctor :   a 7 days of course and you will be all fine
User :   but you think i should see a doctor
Doctor :   till then sure you should do gargle and yes for the pain you can take tylenol
Doctor :   yes you do need to see a doc
User :   alright
User :   it is strange to have an earache with no sore throat
Doctor :   it can spread from the sinus
User :   my ear only really hurts when i swallow
Doctor :   does not HAVE to come from your throat
User :   okay
Doctor :   dont worry you will be fine
User :   yeah it's nothing thaat serious
User :   i guess those are all my questions
Doctor :   i am glad i was able to help you
Doctor :   take care
User :   thank you
User :   have a good day
Doctor :   you too good bye
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