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Treatment for cold cough and fever - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Pl
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   How may i help you?
User :   for the past 3 days I was suffered from fever.
Doctor :   Did you take any medications
User :   soar throat, severe caugh and cold.
Doctor :   Then its probably an viral fever
Doctor :   Do you have also associated body pain
Doctor :   you should start with antibiotics and paracetomol
User :   and continous wheezing
Doctor :   If having body pain will require pain killers too
Doctor :   And also get you blood checked
Doctor :   A complete haemogrm
User :   is it swine flu..
Doctor :   Do you have difficulty breathing?
User :   Yes doctor
User :   If i take asthalin I can manage.
User :   other wise breathing is difficult
Doctor :   See though symptoms are similar you will require a blood test to confirm
Doctor :   Because viral infection with common cold will produce same symptoms
Doctor :   Are you asthmatic?
User :   for the past 2 days I was taking madicine as per doctor prescription, but no improvement
User :   Dust allergy I have.
Doctor :   Fever will take three days to subside and cough and cold will regress after aweek
User :   oh ok doctor.
Doctor :   Then probably you have aggrevated allergy
User :   now I wokeup because of breathing difficulty
Doctor :   Avoid dusty enviorment and also start on some steroids
Doctor :   Have an dose of asthalin now
User :   ok doctor.
Doctor :   If not releived will require steroid through neubilisation in a hospital
User :   ok doctor.
Doctor :   Was an blood test done?
User :   no doctor
Doctor :   Plz get tested when you tend to visit a hospital
User :   sure doctor.
Doctor :   This done when fever prolongs more than three days
User :   ok doctor
Doctor :   And for your betterment do have it checked
Doctor :   For now also try steam inhalation
User :   ok doctor.
Doctor :   Do you have any nasal decongestants at home
Doctor :   Like SINAREST
User :   no doctor..
Doctor :   You can have them too
User :   ok doctor.
Doctor :   Or else just add VICKS to steaming water and inhale will have releif for time being
User :   sure doctor
Doctor :   And vivist an hospital ASAP when symptoms persist more than an hour
User :   ok doctor
User :   I am afraid of swine flu
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   will it be the same symptoms doctor
Doctor :   Dont be
Doctor :   First get tested for normal blood values
Doctor :   If values are abnormal can get tested for SWine flu
User :   ok doctor
User :   is there any private hospitals testing for swine flu
Doctor :   No only government hospital as far TN is concerned
User :   ok doctor.
Doctor :   You ca visit MMC
User :   ok doctor.
User :   Can I try SINAREST in the morning
Doctor :   Yes
User :   is it for reducing cough?
Doctor :   More for releving cold
User :   ok doctor
User :   Actually the problem is I took benetril in the first day
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   Thats an expectorant
Doctor :   Should not take when there is secretions
User :   ok doctor
User :   thank you doctor
Doctor :   Bye for now
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