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Recovered from throat infection, trouble in swallowing - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr here
User :   Hi
User :   How are you ?
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
Doctor :   Yes i am good
User :   I was suffering from throat infection last week
User :   I took antibiotics and recovered over last weekend
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Now last two days I am having trouble in swallowing
User :   seems like there may be some swelling
Doctor :   Were the antibiotics prescribed?
User :   the pain is on the left side of my throat
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Only left side?
Doctor :   May i know your age plz?
Doctor :   Do you have any cold, fever or any other problem?
User :   31
User :   no other problems
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   1) Have salt water gargle 3 to 4 times a day.
Doctor :   2)Take steam inhalation.
Doctor :   3) Add karvol plus in the steam water.
User :   steam with nilgiri oil ?
User :   ok
Doctor :   Instead you can add Karvol plus capsule after breaking it and only adding the medication which is inside
Doctor :   You can also add cinnamon powder to a glass of boiling water and add 1 tbsp of honey with pepperpowder and have it three times a day.
Doctor :   5)Also water boiled with basil leaves can be used for gargling
User :   ok...
Doctor :   If these do not help then you need to get your throat examined by ENT to see if your tonsils are enlarged or not
User :   thanks...
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   thanks for your help... just wanted to ask you one thing
User :   what exactly is the problem
Doctor :   It seems like a viral infection since during this season it is very common but only after a proper examination it can be diagnosed.
Doctor :   Are you there?
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