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Reduced sleep due to cough and cold - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   I am suffering from cold and cough (little heavy) from yesterday. I could not sleep properly yesterday night. Today, I started taking Sinarest (Morning -1 and Afternoon-1). I tried to sleep in the day time today but could not sleep due to cold and cough.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I am having little headache kind of feeling (dim head).
Doctor :  
You will need some antibiotics as it is not getting relieved
Doctor :  
Antibiotics are the next line of treatment
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You should start it today
User :   In last 2 to 3 months, I have taken the antibiotic course for 3 times (twice with symbiotic and once with aziwok)
Doctor :  
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But the infections need not be from the same organism
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hence you will need it again
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It is indicated
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otherwise the recovery will not be smooth and will be prolonged
User :   The above antibiotic that I have taken is for same cold and cough problem. Is it not a bad thing taking the antibiotics so many times?
Doctor :   No

Doctor :  
When there is infection, it has to be treated
User :   Can you please give me some tips to prevent from getting infection so many times? I was not having this kind of problem earlier.
User :   This problem started only from this October.
Doctor :   It can be due to water issues
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or coming in contact with infected people
Doctor :  
During this season, what happens is the bacteria and viruses multiply and are more active
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and hence such infections are more
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Drink distilled water
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Abstain from icecreams and outside foods
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Avoid oily products
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Use a good oil at home for cooking purposes
User :   But, last year (winter season) I did not come across this kind of problem!
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
But the atmosphere and the contact area will not remain the same
Doctor :  
One more is the age
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which is not the same
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and stress, sleep problems can aggravate the factors
Doctor :   A good exercise and sleep support overall health

User :   On this Wednesday, I had taken little chilled buttermilk. I felt little uneasy after this. I got the indication that I will get cold. Can you please give me some tips to prevent aggregation of the cold problem in the begining?
Doctor :   The same preventive tips hold true

Doctor :  
Have got the things which i have typed before
Doctor :   regarding water, oil, etc
User :   I have almost followed the above things! Can any tablet help?
Doctor :   T.Sinarest is fine

Doctor :  
Take Syp.Brozedex 2tsp 3 times along with it
User :   ok
User :   Now, I need to take antibiotic, right?
Doctor :   Yes

Doctor :  
It is very much required now
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has to be prescribed and then take it
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   ok, I will go to doctor now and get the prescription for it.
User :   No, I don't have anything else to ask you. Thanks for your suggestions.
User :   Done. Bye.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
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