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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi were you online with me just now /
Doctor :  
Do you have any problems while swallowing?
User :   so far none
Doctor :  
May I know your age and gender?
User :   my right ear though seems a little clogged..
User :   Of course
User :   Female
User :   49 years of age
Doctor :  
The redness do you mean is in the neck or the throat?
User :   haven't detected any redness yet inside or out
Doctor :   swelling I meant is inside the throat or the neck?
User :   outsie. It looks like a swollen gland...
User :   oops outside
Doctor :  
Do you have diabetes/hypertension/asthma?
Doctor :   How big are the swelling?
User :   nope none of that, no medications, just took tylenol cold for the paste 3 days
User :   it looked like half a walnut
Doctor :  
Is it multiple swelling or a single swelling?
User :   single
Doctor :  
DO you have itching/breathing difficulty?
User :   no
Doctor :  
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I shall explain it to you.
User :   ty
Doctor :   From the history you have mentioned the cause for the swelling looks like allergic in origin and not infections.
Doctor :  
The allergic condition looks mild in nature.
Doctor :  
Tylenol cold is good medication for an allergic condition.
Doctor :  
You may continue with it.
Doctor :  
But some times there are possible chances that infection can intervene.
User :   what about the benadryl the pharmacy gave me?
Doctor :   If you have benadry, you may use it. It is better than tylenol cold.
User :   ok thank you very much
Doctor :  
Though the contents of antiallergic is the same,
Doctor :  
benadryl would give better and faster relief.
Doctor :   You have to watch out for infections
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If you develop fever, redness
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or pain.
Doctor :  
If you find the swelling is increasing in size inspite of the medications, you have to see your doctor.
Doctor :  
For more aggressive actions.
User :   will do thank you so very much. You put my mind at ease
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And lastly
Doctor :  
Do not worry much on this present problem.
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This is usually an isolated event.
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But if these episodes repeat
Doctor :  
you will have to check the source of the allergen.
Doctor :  
Have you followed?
User :   Definitely and thank you.
Doctor :  
Do you have any other query?
Doctor :  
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User :   I thank you and you have done your best to help me
User :   will do
User :   Have a nice day
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