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Throat congestion , fever and cold - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello Doctor
Doctor :   Hi
User :   My friend is 24 old suffering from cold, cough
User :   kindly suggest a remedy
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   since how many days is she having this?
User :   since 2 days cold
Doctor :   ok, is the cough associated with expectoration?
User :   has taken Vicks action 500 tab
Doctor :   ok
User :   dry cough
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   does she also have sneezing?
User :   occasional
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   presently does she have nose block?
User :   Little Throat pain
User :   no nose block
User :   often she has ear pain
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any episodes of fever now?
User :   last nite only,body pain persists
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what about ear pain.
Doctor :   is there ven now?
Doctor :   even*
User :   now no ear pain now
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any other problem apart from this, is she an asthmatic or any other illness in past or present?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   let me advice this for her.
User :   sure
Doctor :   this looks like a viral condition or an allergic as well.
Doctor :   the throat pain can be tackled with
Doctor :   warm saline gargles, do this 3 to 4 times in a day.
User :   ok
Doctor :   this will relieve the pain and throat congestion.
User :   ok doctore
Doctor :   if she has fever let her take TAB.DOLO 500 mg
Doctor :   three times a day
User :   ok Doctor
Doctor :   this will treat her fever and body pain too.
Doctor :   if nose has stuffiness and blocked
Doctor :   she could do steam inhalations.
User :   no stuffiness
Doctor :   since it is a viral fever , we can only treat it symptomatically.
Doctor :   after this, she needs to see a doctor personally and get a throat and ear examination.
Doctor :   she could continue the tablet she took
User :   ok thank u Doctor for your time
User :   Also one more query
Doctor :   pleasure ehre
Doctor :   here*
Doctor :   have i answered all the questions?
Doctor :   are there any other questions?
User :   Yes Doctor
User :   one new question
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   please go ahead.
User :   I have my tonsils getting infected every 3 months nad get relief only after antibiotics.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have you been told this is tonsills?
User :   I was suggested no operation is reqd as the size is desirable
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
User :   from a ENT
Doctor :   i would like to know from when are you having this?
User :   more than 2-3 yrs
Doctor :   may i know your age?
User :   tonsils from age 10
User :   or 12 yrs
User :   Now I m 30 yrs
Doctor :   ok
User :   not sure what medication I tool earlier
Doctor :   in a year how many times do you have the episodes?
User :   took
User :   3-4 times
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   when was the last visit to the ENT?
User :   concern-antibiotics will cause side effects later
User :   last week
User :   completed the course of Zifi 200
User :   with ebast
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   the doctor did not advice surgery?
User :   not really
Doctor :   you just told me, i just want to know was this during the last visit.
User :   no previous visits
User :   I took a course of homeopathy and was fine for 2 years
Doctor :   the last visit to ENT WAS THIS IS IT?
User :   last Nov
Doctor :   as you told me the doctor said the size is fine and not needing a surgery.
Doctor :   ok
User :   Taxim O was the antibiotic
Doctor :   let me explain this to you.
User :   ok doctor
Doctor :   tonsillitis episodes occur frequently.
Doctor :   the treatment of the same depends on many factors
User :   ok
Doctor :   generally the tonsil may be small enough to cause many symptoms
Doctor :   at times they may be bigger as well
Doctor :   if the doctor feels that the tonsils have not been inflammed much, an antibiotic will be enough to deal with the episode.
User :   ok
User :   but frequently antibiotics?
Doctor :   but if the tonsils get inflammed and interfer with health quite often then we take steps.
Doctor :   yes, antibiotics are given for each episode.
User :   mine are small and cause enough of pain n discomfort
User :   wat will be the side effects in long run
Doctor :   generally this is called as acute exacerbation of chronic tonsillitis
User :   ok
Doctor :   do not have to worry if the antibiotics are able to help you every time.
Doctor :   with medicines the size goes to normal.
Doctor :   you must aim at preventing the infection.
Doctor :   as i mentioned the time when you feel you have throat pain, immediately start warm saline gargles.
User :   infection usaully occurs if I am exposed to dust or if i dont dry my hair well
Doctor :   any cold or exposure to irritants like dust may cause cold and reach your throat.
User :   yes
Doctor :   you must avoid cold exposure, cold food items and maintain good oral hygeine as well.
Doctor :   throat, mouth and ear, nose are inter connected.
Doctor :   I suggest you visit an ENT doctor and take an opinion regarding the same.
User :   avoiding dust in this polluted environment is tough
User :   ok Sure
Doctor :   yes, try to cover your nose and mouth
Doctor :   with a hand kerchief when your out, at home avoid dust or use a scarf.
User :   any good suppliment to improve immune system
Doctor :   you could take multivitamins as well as vitamin c tablets
User :   or is this prone to happen
User :   ok thank u doctor
Doctor :   I would also suggest to check your sinus also , this will also be done by ENTT
Doctor :   ENT*
User :   no sinus
User :   i did a check
Doctor :   you could ask for multivitamins like Tab. Diacobol plus, or Zincovit
Doctor :   and also a chewable or swallow able vit c tablet
User :   ok
Doctor :   take one tab daily
User :   will not put on weight
Doctor :   also have citrus fruits after consulting your doctor, if your throat feels fine , you can have them, vit c increases immunity.
Doctor :   no , you will not put on not worry.
User :   thank you doctor for your time.
User :   Have a nice day.
Doctor :   pleasure here.
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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