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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   hi
User :   my name is XXXXXX
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   ur name doctor?
Doctor :   hello XXXXXX
Doctor :   this is dr. YYYYY
User :   ok
User :   my eyes are watering since yesterday
User :   and i have a cold
User :   wat shuld i do?
Doctor :   do u have any cough? fever?
User :   and i work as S/W engg
User :   no
User :   so i have to look at the monitor
Doctor :   cold as in running nose or sneezing or both?
Doctor :   ok
User :   running nose and sneezing only sometimes
Doctor :   have you taken any medication for this?
User :   ya coldarin
User :   last night
Doctor :   and is it helping?
User :   not much
Doctor :   ok
User :   why ru eyes watering?
Doctor :   you said that you are having this only since a day?
User :   yes
User :   why is eye watering?
Doctor :   nasal congestion can casue the eye to water
Doctor :   since the drainage of the tears is through the nose
Doctor :   when the outlet gets blocked
Doctor :   there will be some back flow
Doctor :   also if it is a viral infection
Doctor :   it can cause this sort of symptom
User :   ohhh
User :   i swam and travelled yesterday
User :   bcos of that
User :   i have cold
Doctor :   hmmm
User :   anything to stop it?
Doctor :   where did you swim?
User :   eye watering?
User :   pool
User :   how to stop it?
Doctor :   are your eyes red today?
User :   yes
User :   only now
Doctor :   how to stop it depends on the cause
User :   not frm morning
Doctor : that case you may have conjunctivits ...swimming pool conjunctivitis
User :   ohhh
User :   oh no
User :   is it serious?
Doctor :   you may take some eye drops
Doctor :   will suggest in a moment
User :   generally wen i have cold it happens
Doctor :   and for the nose running
Doctor :   this watering of the eye?
Doctor :   it happens every time you have a cold?
Doctor :   and redness?
Doctor :   is your eye ithching?
User :   no
User :   redness happens sometime
Doctor :   hmmm
Doctor :   i would not want to take a risk this time because
Doctor :   of the association with swimming pool
User :   ohhh
Doctor :   its a very common infection
Doctor :   nothing to worry
User :   ok
Doctor :   just use ciprobid eye drops
Doctor :   2 drops
User :   4 how long?
Doctor :   4 times a day
Doctor :   take it for 3 days
User :   lasik
User :   i had a laser treatment abt 9 mths bak
Doctor :   lasik?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
User :   any problem wit dat?
Doctor :   no
User :   ok
Doctor :   for running nose
Doctor :   i would suggest you to just do steam inhalation
User :   ok
Doctor :   2-3 times a day
User :   fine
Doctor :   and continue with coldarin
User :   ok
Doctor :   that should do
User :   ok thnaks
Doctor :   please do not go to the swimming pool for a couple of days
Doctor :   you should not be infecting others with your eye infection
User :   ya sure
User :   and can i do other normal work?
User :   monitor and other stuff?
Doctor :   it may be painful...suggest that you dont
User :   ok
User :   thanks doctor
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   bye for now
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