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Treatment for fever, throat infection, body pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hello Doctor
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   xxxxx
Doctor :   good evening
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   Hi Doctor
Doctor :   Hello
User :   This about my Dad
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Carry on
User :   Actually I had been suffering with viral fever last two days. And From one of your doctors I had been adviced to take Combiflam
User :   And also do some gargles
Doctor :   ok
User :   Now my dad is also suffering from viral fever today...he has the same symptoms as me
User :   but
Doctor :   carry on
User :   I don't think he can have the same medicine because he is a heart patient
User :   what should he do?
User :   He is 59yrs old
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   xxxx what are the complaints of your father?
Doctor :   fever/sorethroat/bodyache/headache?
User :   fever, throat infection, body pain
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes all of them
Doctor :   since how many days?
Doctor :   cough?
User :   since last it has increased..yes cough also
Doctor :   dry/ sputum?
User :   sputum
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   does he work?
User :   yes, he is xxxx
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   You said your family had viral fever since 3-4 days
User :   yes
Doctor :   virus is extremely infectious
User :   i know
Doctor :   no matter many precautions you take
User :   that's right doctor :)
Doctor :   ok no need to worry about
User :   ok
Doctor :   If it is simple viral illness
Doctor :   it subsides in 2-3 days
Doctor :   taking some general measures
Doctor :   which yo umight have followed
User :   ok
Doctor :   but as you are saying your father has heart disease
User :   yes
Doctor :   What is that he has
Doctor :   BP/diabetes
Doctor :   anytime admitted in hospital for it
User :   yes he is diabetic...a recent test at home showed 140
User :   on accu check
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is he on any particualr medication
Doctor :   when did he got himself last checked?
User :   yes he is taking the medicines regular for both diabeties and heart problem
User :   well that was three months back
User :   at xxxxx
Doctor :   ok any shortness of brearth now
User :   no nothing he is normal
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Combiflam is ok for heartpatient also
User :   ok fine
Doctor :   I suggest him to take Dolo 650
User :   other than that...should he also go for gargles
User :   ok
Doctor :   rather than combiflam
Doctor :   thrice daily
User :   ok
Doctor :   for two days
Doctor :   same gargles
Doctor :   with salt and warm water
User :   ok
Doctor :   but immediatley go to a doctor
Doctor :   if he feels breathless/heart pain
Doctor :   anxiety
User :   ok
Doctor :   i suggest you take boiled water
Doctor :   after cooling them
User :   yes we do take boiled water only regularly also
Doctor :   thats great then
User :   because we consume borewell water and we need to do that
Doctor :   anything
Doctor :   else?
Doctor :   i can help you
User :   no doctor, nothing else ...thank you so much. I will surely follow your instructions
Doctor :   ok pleasure
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