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Swollen throat, cold, heavy head - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor :   Hello.
User :   hi
User :   i have some kind throat infection'
Doctor :   Since when are you having it?
User :   today morning i woke up with throat pain
User :   didnt have it yesterday
Doctor :   Can you explain your symptoms in detail?
User :   the throat is swollen a bit
User :   little bit of cold
User :   one nose is running
User :   have a heavy head
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   phlegm is white in color
User :   no cough
Doctor :   Do you have any difficulty in swallowing?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do you have fever?
User :   i dont feel feverish. but didnt check temperature
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   From you what you are saying it looks like a case of respiratory tract infection (RTI).
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do warm salt water gargling.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do steam inhalation.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Take some pain killers.
Doctor :   Do you have any right now?
User :   no
User :   but i can manage without painkillers
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   its not that severe
User :   shall i take any antibiotics
Doctor :   Then just do the salt water gargling and steam inhalation 3 to 4 times a day.
Doctor :   For 3 days.
Doctor :   If the symptoms persists or the symptoms increase then you can consult a ENT specialist.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   thats it, Thank You
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting healthcaremagic.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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