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Throat pain, blocked ears, medication - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Please go ahead
Doctor :   with your query
User :   I had throat pain from last few days but it has picked up in the last 24 hours.. I have scratchy feeling in my throat and it feels choked
User :   I don't have cold, fever or running nose
User :   My Ears also feel to be a little choked
Doctor :   Ok, doyou havce pain while swallowing liquids and food?
Doctor :   Do you have pain or change in voice while speaking?
User :   but the main problem is severe pain in throat.. especially when I gulping something
Doctor :   Do you have body pain?
User :   Yes a Little
Doctor :   Immediately, pick a Tab DISPRIN, put it in 50ml of warm water, gargle, 5 times a day
User :   Not much pain in speaking
User :   No..
Doctor :   Along with it, try to suck on ginger or ginger tea without milk
User :   When my throat muscles move that when I move them to gulp something it pains
Doctor :   These should help in a day
User :   ok..
Doctor :   Lemon tea also helps
Doctor :   choose whatever is available
User :   Sure Doc
Doctor :   Anything hot is good
Doctor :   Eat food which is steaming hot
User :   Okay...
Doctor :   Do you have any more queries
User :   Okay...
Doctor :   You can pick Levocet if these do not help within 24 hours
User :   No Need for Medicine - like EMFLAM, Levocet/Ultracet ?
Doctor :   Not needed for now
Doctor :   Kindly get back to me in case of any doubts
User :   What about antibiotic? - Amclox or Azithromycin?
Doctor :   Thank for consulting me
User :   Sure
Doctor :   Azithro is higher antibiotic
Doctor :   Amclox is a different group
User :   Doc what's the difference betwwen the two antibiotic that I have mentioned above?
Doctor :   You do not need them
Doctor :   at current time
User :   Thanks for your valuable advice
User :   So they both have a similar effect
User :   My wife has a similar problem since last 2 days and yesterday she couldn't eat anything because of the pain...
Doctor :   She needs doctor examination first
Doctor :   We have to check if there is enlarged lymph nodes and tonsils
User :   She is not even able to drink, not even hot tea...
User :   She has little fever as well...
Doctor :   A Throat and indirect laryngoscopy is required
Doctor :   Ok, let her take it
Doctor :   if she is prescribed one
Doctor :   But you do not require at present state
User :   She consulted a doc and they prescribed Azithromycin
User :   she never get a sour throat its the first time she suffering with throat pain
User :   sure
User :   What should be the dose for Levocet?
Doctor :   We generally recommend 5mg, twice a day
User :   I will continue to take ginger and honey for the next 24 hours...
Doctor :   Not really
User :   after food... Will it cause diziness?
User :   ok.. OS I will wait for another 24 hours and if pain persists then I will start levocet..
Doctor :   DISPRIN
Doctor :   should work
User :   Anything else that i need to do if pain persists coz I am taking hot food, and ginger contineously from last 2 days but its not helping much
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   sure thanks...
User :   bye.. thanks for the help
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