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Date : 02-Mar-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User:hi doctor
Doctor:I am Dr. XXXXXXX
User:hi dr.
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:i am cough.
Doctor:Okay, since when?
User:could you please suggest me a good medicine for this
User:it was since 3 days
Doctor:Do you have anything else along with cough?
User:i will tell u from beginning
Doctor:Yes please do
User:bore water got mixed with normal driniking water
User:we (entire family) had that
User:after drinking that
User:there were some problems in the throat
User:like soreness kind off
User:now also
Doctor:do you have any fever?
User:when coughed some mucous also comes
User:i don't have any fever
User:just that throat prob and cough
Doctor:what is the colour of the mucus?
User:slightly yellowish
Doctor:I think you have throat infection
Doctor:Please follow these steps
Doctor:1. Do salt water gargling (take a cup of warm water, put 2 teaspoons of salt, and gargle 4 times a day)
Doctor:2. Avoid oily and fried foods
User:i did that (gargling salt water) today morning
Doctor:3. Take tablet "Sinarest", one tablet, every 8 hours
User:sinarest - is that for cough dr?
Doctor:You have to do the gargling at least 4 times a day, and for a minimum of 5 days
Doctor:Sinarest is for cough and sore throat
User:ok dr
User:do i need to take care of any thing else?
Doctor:If you don't see any improvement in another two days, then you will antibiotics like azithromycin or amoxycillin
Doctor:you can wear a mask over your mouth and nose to prevent dust from getting into your throat
User:sure thank you.
Doctor:For antibiotics you will need to consult your local doctor
Doctor:give it another 2 days
Doctor:follow my advice and see how it goes
Doctor:is there anything else I can help you with?
User:thank you. have a good night dr.
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