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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor :   hello
User :   Hello Doctor
User :   I wanted to check with you on a persistent cough that have since the last 2 weeks. It started with a cold, now the cold is gone, but I still have coughing fits sometimes
User :   sneezing sometimes as well
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?\
User :   31, Male
Doctor :   so its been from past 2 weeks ?
Doctor :   are you taking any medications
User :   no it started with a sore throat and cold, then the cold reduced, no medications as of now, except gargling twice a day with betadine
Doctor :   is there any relief
User :   yes, its better
User :   the coughing fits come only once or twice a day now
User :   dry cough
Doctor :   you do have typical signs of a infection
User :   throat?
Doctor :   yes and you would be needing antibiotics for it
User :   ok
Doctor :   i am sorry since this is a online consultation its illegal for me to prescribe without examination
Doctor :   but please do the gargles
User :   ok, an ENT specialist can help with the antibiotics?
Doctor :   yes tahts correct
Doctor :   thats **
User :   Ok will do that
User :   Thanks
Doctor :   dont worry you will be fine in no time
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   good bye
User :   Bye
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