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Date : 28-Sep-2014
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Doctor:Hi
User:Hello doc
Doctor:Please proceed with your query.
User:I am having fever body pain and coughing
Doctor:Ok
User:Since yesterday evening
Doctor:Ok
User:In the night I took calpol however there was no sweating
Doctor:OK
User:Since morning I have taken dolo twice at 7 and later at 11 am
Doctor:ok
User:There was a bit of sweating
Doctor:Ok
User:However now again I feel that fever is resuming
Doctor:OK
User:Before 11 am dose I had checked temp it was 101
User:Its not high fever
Doctor:OK
User:But there pain in the muscle and severe headache
Doctor:Ok
User:Kindly suggest
Doctor:I would like to know few more things before advising
User:Ok
Doctor:Is there any sputum production?
Doctor:while coughing.
User:No its dry cough so far
Doctor:OK
Doctor:Any other symptoms like sore throat, body rashes?
User:Nose is choked too
Doctor:ok
User:Left nostril is running with water drops
Doctor:Do you have any sore throat, body rashes, eye pain?
Doctor:OK
User:No sore throat but coughing
Doctor:Ok
User:Watery and red eyes
Doctor:OK
User:Lot of sneezes
User:No body rashes yet
Doctor:Do you frequently suffer with running nose/watery eyes?
User:Able to swallow with throat no pain
Doctor:OK
User:No after a long time iam having running nose
User:And watery eyes
Doctor:Ok
Doctor:From the description provided by you, I feel that you might be suffering with viral fever.
User:There is severe headache and body ache
Doctor:Ok
User:Ok
Doctor:Usually it takes 4 to 7 days to improve
Doctor:and the treatment would be symptomatic.
Doctor:Follow these instructions:
User:Ok
Doctor:1. Complete bed rest for 3 days.
Doctor:2. Consume only boiled water
Doctor:3. Avoid cold and refrigerated food items and drinks.
Doctor:4. Tab Dolo or Calpol three times a day after food.
Doctor:As you have taken dolo at 11 am. take the next dose after dinner.
User:Okay
Doctor:maintain a gap of 8 hrs between medications.
User:Ok
Doctor:Tab Levocet 10mg once a day after food.
Doctor:you can take this in the morning or night.
User:Ok
Doctor:If you take it in morning then avoid driving or any heavy work as it might be sedative.
Doctor:7. Monitor your temperature every 4th hrly.
User:Ok
Doctor:8. Observe for body rashes. If any develops later, get a platelet count test done.
User:Anything for coughing
User:Okay
Doctor:Syp Grilinticus 2tsp three times a day after food.
Doctor:Do not take anything for half an hour after taking the syp.
Doctor:not even water.
User:Okay
Doctor:Oral lozenges like strepsils or XXXXXXX will also help.
Doctor:you can take it as required.
Doctor:Hope you have followed my instructions.
User:Okay I think dolo should take care of headache
Doctor:Yes, it will take care of your headache too.
User:And running nose
Doctor:as it is antipyretic with analgesic
User:Choked nose ?
Doctor:Tab levocet will take care of your running nose.
User:Thanks
User:I have followed your instructions
Doctor:Nothing is required for choked nose but you can take steam inhalation thrice a day with or without medications
User:Thanks for your time
Doctor:like vicks vaporub or menthol balm
Doctor:Do you have any more queries for me?
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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