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Suffer from throat pain, difficulty in swallowing. What is the treatment? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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User:I am suffering from Throat infection
Doctor:How can I help you ?
User:can you suggest me some medicine
Doctor:Since when do you have the above problem ?
User:I feel little bit pain while swallowing/having food.
User:3 days
Doctor:Do you have fever along with the above symptoms ?
User:No doctor. No fever, No body aches. It is only throat pain.
Doctor:Ok,the symptoms you have appear to be due to Pharyngitis
Doctor:which usually is caused by simple flu virus
Doctor:Such infection makes the throat prone for bacterial infections which can progress into cough and sputum
User:Is it recommended to take any medicine?
Doctor:I shall advice you some remedies which will reduce the throat discomfort and prevent bacterial infections
Doctor:Do gargle with CHLORHEXIDINE antiseptic solution twice daily after food
Doctor:This will cure the infection and soothen the throat to provide comfort
Doctor:Also do take steam inhalation twice daily with Eucalyptus in it
Doctor:Steam also soothens the throat and provide relief
Doctor:Do avoid cold and oily foods for a week from now
Doctor:drink clean and warm water
User:Thanks, doctor for the suggestions.
Doctor:You are welcome
Doctor:Is there anything else, I can help you with?
User:Apart form CHLORHEXIDINE antiseptic solution any other medicine is required? like tablets etc.?
Doctor:Chlorhexidine is very potent antispetic and will surely help you
Doctor:If the symptoms persist even after gargling for two days you can take a dose of Tab Benadryl in the night after food
User:Ok doctor. Thanks for the information. This is the only problem i had and wanted to discuss with you.
Doctor:You are welcome
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