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Suffering from tremendous cold, soar throat, ear pain. Treatment? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2013
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User:hi.. my wife is suffering from tremendous cold...soar throat , ear pain...
User:there is no snitching
Doctor:May i know her age, and now long has she ahd them ?
User:nearly 2 days acute
User:but she has been coughing..for 1 month
User:dry cough
Doctor:Do u have any runny nose, nose blocks, greenish yellow sputum ?
Doctor:any high grade fever ?
Doctor:may i know if she has taken any medications ?
User:No... she is taking Homeopathy.HS200
Doctor:has that helped ?/
User:no.. but now the ear is blocked & left ear is having severe pain
Doctor:She seems to have a infection , which is the cause of her symptoms
User:she is an airhostess and flys...
Doctor:she would need antibiotics to treat the infection and supportive medications to help the pain
User:its unbearable... so any immediate relief way>
Doctor:for the time being, she can take CROCIN tab 3 times in a day
Doctor:this will reduce the pain
User:but any other..i dont think crocin will be effective
User:as its acute....
Doctor:steam inhalation and saline gargling 2-4 times a day should also be helpful
Doctor:Have you given her that ?
User:yes...its regular..but no change
Doctor:crocin is a good analgesic, You can give her Crocin 650 mg tabs , which will be very effective
Doctor:But since there is collection of fluid or pressure in the ear, due to the infection, the pain will be intolerable
Doctor:she needs to be seen by a ENT doctor at the earliest, to prevent complications like perforation of the ear membrane
Doctor:or conversion of the infection to a chronic persistent one
Doctor:may i have your phone no for the record ?
Doctor:ok thanks
Doctor:Do u have any other questions or doubts ?
User:no. so first is ENT, then any other doc??
Doctor:only a ENT doctor is enough
Doctor:there is no need to see any other doctors
User:now she is in Germany..will come back day there any medicine so that pain will relief or Crocin 650 i enough?
Doctor:In that case, medications like Advil or motrin , might be available, in the airport terminal , pharmacies
Doctor:which are over the counter
Doctor:she can try them to relieve her pain
User:ok..thanks & bye
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