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Suggest treatment for sore thorat and fever in a diabetic patient - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 24-May-2014
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User:Hi .
User:Can you suggest me good throat infaction and fever medicines for Diabetic person
User:U thr ?
Doctor:Can you describe your symptoms?
User:Bad throat
User:u thr
Doctor:Since how long have you been having these conmplaints?
Doctor:I am sorry, there seem to be a technical jag. It's fine now.
Doctor:Can you specify for how long have you been having these complaints?
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Doctor:How long have you been dealing with these symptoms?
User:been 2 days
User:Yes yes m here
User:can u suggst some medicine
Doctor:Thanks for providing these details.
Doctor:let me brief you.
Doctor:Most of upper respiratory complaints like the ones you described are self limiting since the cause is usually viral.
Doctor:It resolved in few days.
Doctor:If symptoms are severe, you should try steam inhalation along with antihistamines.
Doctor:I prescribe tab sinarest to my patients - twice daily.
Doctor:You can try these tablets along with benadryl syrup
Doctor:and wait for couple of days.
Doctor:Warm salt water gargling three or four times a day will take care of sore throat.
Doctor:If you been doing it, you can take throat lozenges such as strepsils.
Doctor:Like I said wait for couple of days with these measures.
Doctor:If symptoms don't resolve or if you develop high grade fever, you will need to start antibiotics.
Doctor:Since you mentioned treatment for diabetes, may I know this patients latest blood sugar levels?
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User:Benadryl is gd for Diabetc patient as wel ?
User:Pl advise .
Doctor:We determine the use of a medicine weighing the benefits and risks.
Doctor:As such it is ok to take benadryl for short duration especially when the cough is severe.
Doctor:Moreover you did not provide me the details of the patients blood sugars.
User:Bt considering diabetes
User:Pl suggst smethng else
Doctor:Diabetes is a very broad term to me, can you let me know what are the patients latest blood sugar values?
Doctor:If her blood sugars are in control, then benadryl can be taken.
Doctor:Some of the cough syrups come with sugar ingredients, it is better to restrict it if sugar are extremely high.
Doctor:Therefore to be more precise, I wish to know the latest blood sugar values and if the patient has good sugar control.
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