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Symptoms and treatment for Oral Herpes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   Hi Doc
User :   my mother has a issue..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   please go ahead
User :   she has been getting mouth ulcers
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when is she having this problem?
User :   for past 5-6 monthd
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   has she taken any treatment for this?
User :   water filled blisters inside the mouth
User :   no
Doctor :   how many ulcers does she have?
User :   3
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   they go away in 3 -4 days
Doctor :   ok
User :   patient-Age:52 Gender:F Occupation:Lecturer Location:Hyderabad Marital Status:Married Weight and Height:70kgs, 5' 2" Dependents: No.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Does she have any other health problems?
User :   not majorly...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any High BP, sugar, asthma?
User :   no..noe
User :   *none
Doctor :   is there any bad breath in her mouth?
User :   no
Doctor :   how do the ulcers look like? just as water filled blisters or white patches?
User :   not white patches
User :   just water filled...and no pain too
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did she have nay viral infection in the recent past?
User :   sometimes they burst on their own and disappear
User :   no
Doctor :   does she have any other skin problems anywhere else on the body?
User :   Nope
Doctor :   it could be a viral infection called Herpes.
Doctor :   which effects only the oral tissue
User :   ok
Doctor :   she may need to use antiviral drugs
Doctor :   she needs to consult an physician or ENT doctor
User :   does'nt Herpes efftect the corners of the mouth?
Doctor :   for physical examination
User :   ok
Doctor :   it can also come on the inside of the oral mucosa sometimes
Doctor :   there are also some other infections which can present this way
User :   ok thank u!
please confirm your details
User :   yes correct
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   yes
Doctor :   i also suggest that she maintains good oral hygiene and avoid oily and spicy foods
Doctor :   she can also take cap. Becozinc 1 cap per day
Doctor :   for a month
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   ok
User :   nuthing else doctor...thank u for ur time..
Doctor :   you are welcome
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Doctor :   ok
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