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Severe throat infection with neck pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hi
User :   i seem to have a severe throat infection
User :   lot of coughing and pain in the throat
Doctor :   Ok, since how long?
User :   i had a cold from last week
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have phlegm on coughing?
User :   a little bit, not much
User :   but lot of pain
Doctor :   Did you check temperature
User :   temperature is OK
Doctor :   Do you have vomiting / headache / body pain / neck pain ?
User :   just neck/throat pain
Doctor :   What is your age, Occupation?
User :   age is 36, occupation software
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Did you do the warm water gargles
User :   yes, have been doing that for few days
Doctor :   How many times a day?
User :   becomes less when i do it but aggravates at night
User :   2-3 times
Doctor :   Ok, do not worry
Doctor :   Actually gargle with warm salt water every couple of hours to be done
Doctor :   This will help lessen the irritation that is causing your throat to feel sore.
User :   ok
User :   any medicine needed
Doctor :   Do you have breathing difficulty
Doctor :   Yes
User :   as this has been going for a week now
User :   no breathing difficulty
Doctor :   Ok, I will help you
Doctor :   I advise you on TUSQ- D Lozenges
Doctor :   four times daily
User :   ok
Doctor :   for next three days
User :   anything else
Doctor :   Drink more liquids
Doctor :   Make sure you are drinking 10 to 12 glasses each day
User :   ok
Doctor :   Juice and water are best.
Doctor :   Warm liquids are soothing to the back of your throat, reduces the irritation and the cough.
Doctor :   Take Tablet DOLO 650 mg
User :   do u think i might need some anti biotics to fix this
Doctor :   after food three times a day
Doctor :   for next two days
Doctor :   I suggest you these measures
Doctor :   for next 2 days
User :   ok
Doctor :   If you are not getting any better
Doctor :   then you might need a physical examination
User :   ok
Doctor :   and also a course of antibiotics
Doctor :   See the doctor if one or more of the these doctors
Doctor :   sorry occur
Doctor :   Your fever gets higher
Doctor :   2 ) It becomes more painful to swallow
Doctor :   3) It is hard for you to breathe
User :   ok
Doctor :   Till then be assured and take rest
Doctor :   completely
User :   sure
Doctor :   Get extra rest. It helps your body rid itself of the virus or bacteria that is causing the
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there anything else
Doctor :   I can help you with
User :   nope, thanks a lot
Doctor :   I hope you filled the feedbackform
User :   yes, i did
Doctor :   Please get back to me on Monday
User :   sure
Doctor :   if you are not doing well anymore
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting
Doctor :   Bye for now.
Doctor :   Please refer you friends
User :   thanks and bye
Doctor :   for the service
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