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Tips to relieve soreness in the throat - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your query here
hi, I have been feeling sick the past couple days and I took two aleve's last night. this morning I took two motrin's without thinking and later around 2 o clock I took 1 aleve again. should I be concerned and what should I do?
Doctor :   Hello.
Doctor :   Let me read your query.
User :   okay thank you
Doctor :   Can you describe your symptoms in detail?
User :   for the sickness? I'm concerned about the stomach bleeding but the sickness is an achey feeling and sore throat
Doctor :   Since when are having stomach bleeding?
User :   well I haven't had any, but on the package it says not to combine aleve and motrin so I'm concerned about that
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Did you take both the tablets together?
User :   no, the first was about 9 hours apart and then about 6 hours apart
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Then it is not much of worry.
Doctor :   Do you have any pain in the stomach?
User :   Thank you! so just to be clear I shouldn't be to concerned?
User :   oh and no I dont
Doctor :   Any passage of dark stool?
User :   no, none at all
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   For sore throat you can do the following steps.
Doctor :   1) salt water gargling.
Doctor :   2) steam inhalation
Doctor :   Do it 3 to 5 times a day for 2 to 3 days.
Doctor :   if the symptoms don't come down then you need to
Doctor :   Get some anti biotic for it.
User :   okay I will, thank you very much doctor
Doctor :   Is there any thing else.
Doctor :   I can help you with?
User :   no that is it, thank you very much for your time!
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   bye
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