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Date : 02-Dec-2014
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User:Hello Doctor.
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User:My wife is suffering from cold for past 2 days.
User:She is 32 yrs old.
User:She is taking Solvin Cold tablet. but not much relief.
User:She had throat pain and took Erythromycin. She is feeling better now with throat.
User:But nose congestion and head weight is continuing.
User:Nose blocks and tiredness is observed today whole day.
User:Can you please recommend any other medicine to be taken?
Doctor:I would like to know few more things before advising.
User:ok sure.
Doctor:What is the colour of the mucus secreted?
Doctor:is it colourless or yellow in colour
User:colourless. normal
User:she says she has little throat pain also
Doctor:Does she have any temperature?
User:No temperature is observed. She feels chilling.
Doctor:Any body rashes or burning sensation while passing urine?
User:no body ache / rashes / burning sensation.
Doctor:Thanks for the details.
User:She has tiredness also.
Doctor:From the description provided by you, I feel that your wife is suffering with viral fever.
Doctor:As the mucus secretion is colourless with sore throat, tiredness and chilling.
User:ok but there is no temperature observed.
Doctor:Yes, there are chances of having mild temperature raise. As she has chilling
Doctor:Check her temperature.
Doctor:Usually viral fever reduces within 4 to 5 days.
Doctor:Ask her to take complete bed rest.
Doctor:She can take sinarest tab three times a day
Doctor: XXXXXXX warm salt water gargling.
Doctor:Nasal saline drops. Two drops in each nostril three to four times a day
Doctor:this will help in reducing nasal congestion
Doctor:Ask her to take only warm food items and to avoid any cold and refrigerated food items.
Doctor:To consume only boiled water.
Doctor:And to have fresh fruits and vegetables.
Doctor:This will help in gaining immunity.
Doctor:Observe for any colour changes of the mucus secretion
User:So only sinarest is fine is it. We already have nasal drops at home. we will administer that.
Doctor:If it changes into yellow colour then there is secondary bacterial infection.
Doctor:Yes, sinarest along with bed rest is enough.
Doctor:Once her immunity improves cold tiredness will reduce gradually
User:ok. we will observe for the mucus color. if it changes should we consult a doctor??
Doctor:Yes, for a prescription of antibiotics would be required.
Doctor:I hope you have understood the measures I have mentioned.
User:ok. i understood.
Doctor:Do you have any more queries for me?
User:my daughter has little cold. currently we are giving Sudin Kid syrup. is it fine.
User:she is 4.5 yr old and has only nasal cold. nothing else.
Doctor:Yes, it is fine.
User:ok. thanks. doctor. This has helped.
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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