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Suffering from cough, fever, headache and nose block. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Sir my problem is that i am suffering from cold
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   and headache
Doctor :   Since when are you
Doctor :   having this problem?
User :   when i was 10 yrs. now i am 24 years
Doctor :   Is there any cough, nose block or fever?
User :   yes there is only cough & nose block & light fever
Doctor :   Have you gotten your sinuses examined by an ENT surgeon?
User :   Still not but i have taken some medicines like Vicks action or colarin , d cold etc.,
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems?
User :   no,
Doctor :   Do you have any addictions like alcohol and smoking?
User :   alcohol occasionally & smoking 2 cigrettes per day
Doctor :   I suggest that you get an XRAY PNS taken.
Doctor :   You should also perform repeated steam inhalation at least thrice a day with Sinarest caps or a few drops of Menthol oil.
User :   XRAY PNS what is this?
Doctor :   That is done to detect Sinusitis.
User :   ok.
Doctor :   You should also avoid cold weather, traffic and pollution as much as possible.
Doctor :   Try to restrict smoking.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Steam inhalation is the best to drain the sinuses so that there will be no headache and nose block.
Doctor :   If there is mild fever, take Tab. Calpol 500mg after food thrice a day till the fever subsides.
User :   ok
Doctor :   If the problem still persists then you need to get physically examined by an ENT surgeon with the XRAY I suggested.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
Doctor :   Avoid using vicks inside your nostrils as it may aggravate the nose block.
Doctor :   You can also perform Sinus draining yourself.
Doctor :   It is done by tilting the head to one side for a few minutes then the other side. Then the head should be bent forward for some time.
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   thanks sir....
Doctor :   This is done preferably after steaming.
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   yes i ha ve filled the same & submitted
Doctor :   You are welcome. Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   bye 2
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