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Date : 06-Apr-2014
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User:Hi,, my name is XXXX . 32 yrs old..
User:i have a sore throat for the past week
User:and the same is getting further painful with each passing day
Doctor:did you try any treatment for the same?
User:2 days back.. i developed symptoms of conjunctivites.. the eye specialist told me that it was due to the congestion in the throat.. i took a few eye drops (mild antibiotics.. as wht the doctor said)
User:my eye is better.. but my throat is not..
User:i took a dosage of erythromycin.. it did not help
Doctor:did the doctor check your throat?
Doctor:is it red and angry looking?
User:he did..
Doctor:did he prescribe erythrommycin for it?
User:no longer.. it was red for only a few hours.. i did have mild discharge then..
User:now i have less trouble with the eye
User:no.. he didnt
Doctor:how many erythromycin have u taken?
Doctor:is it self medication?
User:i took 3 last week..
User:yes it is
Doctor:I usually prescribe my patients tablet Azithromycin 500mg once daily for 3 XXXXXXX
Doctor:it effectively cures the sore throat
Doctor:You may want to try this
Doctor:I also advice betadine mouth gargle thrice daily till recovery
Doctor:avoid too hot and too cold foods
User:actually.. the pharmacist did not have erythromycin.. so he gave me azithromycin instead of that..
Doctor:take bland diet
Doctor:how did u take it?
User:one in the morning.. one in the evening.. and the third.. the next morning
Doctor:that is not right
Doctor:it is once daily dosage for three days
User:should i start the dosage again?
Doctor:For you, I would suggest throat culture and then start the antibiotic again
Doctor:You are probably resistant to azithromycin
User:oh! okay!
Doctor:get back to your ENT doctor and discuss about the same
User:is the culture a long procecure?
Doctor:it just takes 2 mins to collect the sample
Doctor:actual culture of the sample will take 3 days
User:okay doctor
Doctor:get well soon
User:thank you!
Doctor:any more queries for now?
User:just wanted to check if you recommend any hospital for this
User:Sakara hospital is close to my office..
User:should i go there?
Doctor:I am not aware of that hospital but if it is closer to you, you can go there
Doctor:shall we end the chat now?
User:thank you so much!
Doctor:my pleasure
Doctor:take care
Doctor:bye for now
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