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Swine flu, persistent cold and fever since 27th July - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hii
User :   doctor
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
User :   hell
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
User :   Dr I have cold since 27th July 2010
User :   i consulted a doctor on 2nd aug
Doctor :   ok
User :   he told me i have throat infection and prescribed some medicines
User :   i had a fever of 99.5F on 2nd aug
User :   i took the medicines ad the fever is over
User :   but i still have cold and headache
User :   plz advice
User :   i am woried about swine flu
User :   can there be a possibility?
Doctor :   please describe your symptoms in detail
User :   howver no fever now
User :   headache
User :   and weakness
Doctor :   does the cold last entire day? or does the intensity vary?
User :   i had minor runny nose on tuedsay
User :   but now its ok
User :   cold lasts entire day
User :   no sneezes though only headache
User :   and no fever
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   was any allergen test done to rule out allergic cause, since your symptoms have lasted for so long?
User :   no test
User :   doctor just tested manually
User :   and told me normal throat infection
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   what medications have been already given?
User :   sumocold, zathrin,rantac for 3 days
User :   i had it from 2nd aug to 5th aug
User :   then the doctor told me to extend sumocold only for 3 more days and i followed
Doctor :   ok.

Doctor :   are your symptoms better when you are on medications?
User :   after medication symptoms have improved
User :   i am better
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   then you can continue with same medications for another 1 week
Doctor :   if symptoms still do not improve, or remain the same
User :   all the 3 medicines
Doctor :   or if you have recurrence again
User :   or only sumocold
Doctor :   then go ahead with a 'allergen patch test' to determone any allergic reaction
Doctor :   only sumo cold
User :   there is no risk of swine flu rite?
User :   ok
User :   is there any risk of swine flu doc?
Doctor :   no, now it is not active,

User :   ok sir
Doctor :   however if you are still worried a H1N1 serology can be done
User :   no its ok
Doctor :   to confirm/rule out swine flu
User :   i guess its weather
User :   ok doctor
Doctor :   it could be due to weather change or excess change in temperature.
User :   yeah sir
User :   thank u
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   no thank u doctor
User :   many thanks doc
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
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