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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have had a sore throat since thursday night has my husband had tonsilitis and although i do not have tonsils i seemed to still get the sore throat and fevers. The sore throat has gone however i am getting a headache on and off and hot and cold flushes. should i consult a doctor or is this just me being run down and will it pass without seeing a doctor
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.
User :   Hi
User :   I am hoping not to have to see a doctor but i really am having trouble regulating my temperature
User :   i have been taking 2 nurofen when i start getting cold flushes and then within about 1 hr i have a hot flush
Doctor :   Try with salt and warm water gargling, five times a day
Doctor :   Eat hot food and drink normal temp water
User :   my sore throat has gone away now
Doctor :   I suggest you to still continue
Doctor :   for next two days
User :   ok
Doctor :   Take TYLENOL , thrice daily after meal
User :   i can buy this over the counter
User :   ?
Doctor :   Do it for two more days if not visit a doctor
Doctor :   yes
User :   and what is this?
Doctor :   Oh if in UK
User :   im in australia
Doctor :   You can ask for Acetaminophen
User :   so paracetamol
User :   and what difference will this make compared to the nurofen i have been taking?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Nurofen is good but can cause stomach ulcers
Doctor :   It should not be taken more than 3 days
User :   oh ok.
Doctor :   I am saying you wait for 2 more days
User :   so you dont think i need to see a doctor at this point?
Doctor :   with the above changes
Doctor :   Not now
Doctor :   if not after 48 hours
User :   and its more a viral thing than a bacterial?
Doctor :   Viral I guess
Doctor :   Unless you produce lot of sputum
Doctor :   and cough
User :   not really
User :   i mean i have a cough every now and then but nothing really
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   carry on with my advise then
User :   ok well thanks for your help
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
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