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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi

Doctor :   Hi
User :   I am having soar throat
User :   and it s from today morning
User :   It has made me so lathargic
Doctor :   May i know your age and gender?

User :   Age:- 24 and Gender Male
Doctor :   Do you have fever?

User :   Not exactly but i am feeling lathargic
Doctor :  
User :   Fever is not there exactly
User :   Voice has become a little hard
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
You are having symptoms of Upper respiratory tract infection
User :   hmm.
User :   ok.. I played a lot yesterday
User :   and it was cold
User :   i played a lot in half t shirt and half pant
User :   and then due to sweat may be this has happened..
User :   i just slept after coming back
User :   from playing
User :   what should i do? Can u suggest me something?
Doctor :   I shall suggest you these
User :   ?
Doctor :  
1. Warm salt water gargles three times a day
Doctor :  
Or you can use
User :   hmm
Doctor :  
Tab disprin in the water and gargle.
User :   Disprin is for headache?
Doctor :  
2. Yes.
Doctor :  
They give instant relief when you use them to garle the throat.
User :   hmm..
Doctor :  
Do not swalow
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Just garle.
User :   ok ok got it
User :   I will try this gargling..
Doctor :   Are you from India.
User :   Yes
User :   I am from Bangalore.
Doctor :  
2. then you can take Tab alerid one tablet at night time for 2 days.
Doctor :  
3. take adequate amounts of fluid.
User :   hmm..
User :   any frutis?
User :   Fruits*
Doctor :  
Proper hydration will help in fast recovery.
User :   hmmm..
Doctor :  
Yes fruits can be taken.
User :   Fruits like?
Doctor :  
If you are sensitive to any kind of fruit avoid those.\
User :   Ok. I am not sensitive
Doctor :  
Then there is no restriction.
User :   Ok Good
Doctor :  
4. Avoid and refrigerated food/drinks.
User :   O.K.
Doctor :  
This will aggravate the problem.
User :   Even taking alcohol?
User :   can aggravate the problem?
User :   Whisky or Rum? Not Beer?
Doctor :   Any cold and refrigerated drinks can aggravate the problem.
User :   hmm..
Doctor :  
As such alcohol as no efect on your present condition.
User :   hmm..
User :   Great :)
Doctor :  
But very cold drink has.
User :   O.K.
Doctor :  
And lastly,
Doctor :  
5. If the problem persists for more than 3 days or if you develop fever
Doctor :  
i would recommend a physical examination by a GP.
User :   O.K.
User :   I would definately do that
User :   And do i am matching any symptoms of swine flu?
Doctor :   Have you followed?
Doctor :  
Swine flu is also an upper respiratory infection.
User :   hmm..
Doctor :   It is too early to say you have swine flu.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
thats why i suggesteg you to get an examination done if the problem persists.
User :   hmm
Doctor :  
I really wish that this is not a swine flu.
User :   hmm..
User :   Thanks :)
Doctor :  
have you followed what i suggested?
Doctor :  
Is there any other query?
User :   I have not followed.
User :   Oh I got it
User :   Yes I got it what ever u have suggested
Doctor :   please fill the feed back form and say when done.
User :   Done
Doctor :  
is there any other query?
User :   No Thanks a lot !
User :   It was really help ful
User :   Take care Bye :)
Doctor :  
Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   Sure
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