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Date : 25-Mar-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User:Im XXXXXXX here
Doctor:How can I help?
User:i am experiencing pain in my throat from 2 days
User:i had fever on friday and took tablets and now feeling better
User:if i swallow sdaliva i can feel that pain
User:could you please help me with any tablet to get rid off this
Doctor:Oral saline gargles in warm water should help
Doctor:You can also try either tab brufen or tab naproxen for pain in throat
User:ok looks like im developing cough also because of that
Doctor:Which tablet are you taking already for it?
User:i took crocin in morning and after lunch..
User:till yesterday i took crocin
Doctor:crocin will not help with pain
Doctor:it is more effective in fever
Doctor:rather brufen is a better alternative
User:ok.. so now i think i need medicine for throat pain cough and cold
Doctor:apart from that take tab cetrizine to reduce secretion in the throat
User:so so which tab i shud take for all these three...
Doctor:Brufen + cetrizine would be fine
Doctor:if you have bad cough then take cosome coug syrup instead of cetirizine
User:not bad cough.. but i feel its starting now
User:what abt cold ? i dont have running nose
Doctor:coug his just a clearing reflex for sputum
Doctor:do you have sputum
Doctor:brufen+cetrizine is the way to go
Doctor:both can be taken 2 times a day
User:ok cool... i can take paracetemol also rite
Doctor:both need to be taken as required
Doctor:only if symptoms are present
Doctor:yes you can if you have fever
User:ok thats helps
User:thanks a lot
User:i am not sure from which location your serving
Doctor:HealthacareMagic is in Bangalore
Doctor:Im not practicing
Doctor:Im doing my MD
User:thats nice.. i really admire doctors profession
User:i have seen doctors studing/preparing for PG exams in libraries
User:my god think books and long houirs of dedication
Doctor:yes it is
User:any antibiotis is required for me ?
Doctor:I dont think so
Doctor:If the infection does not clear up in 7 days then you may consult a doctor to find the cause
User:ok sure i will do .. ofocurse even now i consulted a doctor
Doctor:ok good
User:ok that was really helpful
User:in case i hav eto contact you again which is the best route
Doctor:You can come on chat at this time
Doctor:You can also ask the customer care team to connect to you on phone
User:oh ok .. u work at this time is it
User:from 7 to
User:ok gud.. i iwll let you know if the problem still persists
User:one last Q.. im getting irritated with this throat pain.. i hope brufen shud help
Doctor:it should
Doctor:if it does not then try naproxen.
Doctor:though it may have some side effects
User:u mean allergy
User:oh then i will take brufen
User:ok Doctor .. thanks a lot for assisting me.. will keep you updated
Doctor:thanks for consulting me
User:my pleasure.. good nite
Doctor:take care
Doctor:good night
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