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Reoccurring cough and cold. Took vicks. Any antibiotic to take? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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Doctor:please proceed with the query.
User:i had cold and cough last month along with mild fevr
User:i took vicks action 500 and i was ok
User:this month i again got the infection along with high fever
User:i was advised to take anti biotics- mox clav 625 mg twice a day for 5 day
User:my WBS count was 13 k and chest X XXXXXXX showed congestion
User:till the time i was on anibiotic i was ok
Doctor:Are you on any other medication now.
User:but after two days of completing the anti biotic couurse i again got the throat infection along with blocked nose
User:and all this while the chest congestion was there
User:yesterday i was referred to the ENT speacialist and he diaggnosed the sinusitis
User:and prescribed Advent 625 for 10 days
Doctor:Did you start the medications.
User:yes since yesterday night
Doctor:ok, do you have kind of congestion often
User:Yesterday i was coughing throughout the day
Doctor:with cold and cough
User:not really
Doctor:do you feel heaviness in your head,face.
Doctor:If you have been diagnosed for sinusitis, it can be caused due to bacterial or viral causes
User:i am not able to understand the linkage of sinusitis with congestion
Doctor:depending on that treatment will be started
User:doctor said its bacterial
User:i am not able to understand the linkage of sinusitis with congestion
Doctor:ok, if it bacterial then antibitics cure will take for some people from 10 days to 21 days too
Doctor:you have not only got sinusitis that is cold, you have also got upper respiratorytract infection
Doctor:that is why cough
Doctor:Do you have a continous nasal dischrge?
Doctor:that is the reason he has put you on a strong medication
Doctor:to clear both problems
User:are they both linked
Doctor:You can do steam inhalation to clear the sinuses and congestion in chest.what colur is the sputum.
User:yellowish XXXXXXX
Doctor:Yes, bacterial infection can invade every where
User:today i have coughing with mettalic sond
Doctor:in throat, lungs
User:i need to understand , whether i am on correct medical treatment or not
User:as it keeos appearing again
User:as it keeps appearing again
Doctor:You can try steam inhalation with menthol drops thrice a day or take nebulisation in hospital, depending on your description there is lot of congestion.
Doctor:yes you are Advent is given for all upper and lower respiratory infection
User:and the curent curse of medicine and making me feel drowsy and weak
Doctor:and it is very effective
Doctor:but along with this you should take becosules
Doctor:once in a day
User:i am taking Be plex
Doctor:ok thats good.
and take hot soups, beverages,warm food,avoid spicy and oily food
Doctor:oily food will cause more congestion
Doctor:now due to cold weather , many people
User:am taking Efcorlin
Doctor:come with these complaints
Doctor:do you have any more queries
Doctor:do you have any more queries
Doctor:are you there.
User:just wanted to understand whether i am on correct medicine and it is diagnosed correctly
Doctor:yes you are on the right medication, the diagnosis seems to be right.
Doctor:do you have any more queries
User:also the day i got high fever with shivering(happenned only once)
Doctor:When you have high fever there will be shivering.
User:i took combiflam and and after that my right eyelid got swollen
Doctor:are you allergic to combiflam
User:never tokk it before
Doctor:is this the first time you took
Doctor:next time avoid it
Doctor:youa re allergic to it
User:you recommed any further investigation or tests
Doctor:any antiinflammatory drug should be avoided
User:such as
Doctor:make note of the drug contents
Doctor:of combilflam
Doctor:if any doctor prescribes similar contents you should tell him before hand
Doctor:crocin is ok
Doctor:combiflam contains Ibubrufen and paracetamol
Doctor:make a note of it
Doctor:kindly login for further queries.
User:can i chat with you only , lets say after 2 dyas to just keep a check on the progress
Doctor:on saturday?
User:yes , lets say at around 2 PM
Doctor:i have work in a different place on saturdays, incase you come on week days, our team will inform me and i will come online.
Doctor:monday to friday
User:Lets talk on monday at around 11 am?
Doctor:ok fine
Doctor:Kindly login for further queries.
Doctor:Have a nice day and good bye.
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