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Treatment for throat infection and conjunctivitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
User :   how r u
Doctor :   yes, please proceed
Doctor :   very fine , how are you doing ?
User :   still i got the same symptoms i am coughinh i finised my course of antibiotic
Doctor :   may i know which antibiotic were you put on ?
User :   lots of people in uk got the same problem
User :   amoxcillion
Doctor :   it can be a viral outbreak
Doctor :   are the symptoms better are worsening ?
User :   it was better but now it was worsen again
Doctor :   ok, i think the organisms causing the symtomps are resistant to amox
User :   what
Doctor :   yes,
Doctor :   there are many antibiotics in use , many of the organisms are resistant to many of them
Doctor :   now i would consider treating the condition symptomatically , would be better atleast for a week from now
User :   come on doctor u keep on saying antibiotic but the doctors here saying it is viral
User :   i hope i wont hurt my testicles by coughing toomuch
Doctor :   yes, it is viral , but the antibiotics are needed to combat the secondary infection caused by bacteria , which are the one worsening the condition
Doctor :   I will explain you in detail now
Doctor :   A viral infection most of times produces Upper respiratory symptoms
Doctor :   as they cause the mucosa sensitive to allergens and bacteria
User :   then i got the conjuctivitis as well what is the remedy is going to be more than 14 days i am flying on saturday
Doctor :   the allergens and the local irritants like food oil etc cause cough and throat discomfort
User :   i t wont hurt my testicles or main area by excessive coughing is it
Doctor :   not at al
Doctor :   the viral infection remains contained to the throat or my rarely spread to lungs
Doctor :   its the bacteria which is more invasive
User :   what is the solution now to get better
Doctor :   Since you have completed a course of antibiotics lets watch for few more days , say a week
Doctor :   til then you can go for symptomatic treatment
User :   i wear pyjammas with out underwear is it safe to cough excessively
User :   in the night time i mean
Doctor :   there is no direct relation to the testicles except that vigorous shaking can hurt them
Doctor :   hence wearing underwear will surely solve the problem
User :   what mean vigorous shaking
Doctor :   even in night also , as the abdominal muscles contract during cough . they can shake the testis too
User :   when they shake it ddoesnot hurt
User :   what u trying to say to wear underin the night time
Doctor :   yes,
Doctor :   abdominal muscles contract during cough puling the testis in lying position too , which can hurt them
User :   what then i am in the risk then?
Doctor :   no , its just indirect relation
Doctor :   take my words only if you have pain in the testicles
User :   ok ok i think may be my mind worrys
Doctor :   there is no chance where they can be involved by the viral infection you have
User :   but coughinh wont strain it is sit?
Doctor :   no , only the muscular pain is what you can have
User :   ok come to the tratment now what u suggest for this now what i have to do now symptomatic treatment means
Doctor :   means the medication which will reduce the cough and throat irritation
User :   i cant sleep by coughinh when this cough will go away
Doctor :   like tab ACTIFED taken once in night for 5 days after food
Doctor :   every viral infection is self limiting one , some take a week some more than 2 to 3 weeks
User :   just cough and dont sleep
Doctor :   take the tab i mentined
Doctor :   tab ACTIFED taken once in night for 5 days after food
User :   actified they dont give this tablet with out prescribtion
Doctor :   also gargle with antiseptic solution like CHLORHEXIDINE twice a day for 5 days
User :   no side effects on this tablets
Doctor :   no,
Doctor :   you will get a sound sleep
User :   what abou in the morning can i do normal routine
Doctor :   yes,
Doctor :   no need of tab in the morning , one per day is enough
User :   what abt the conjuctivitis
User :   it wont make me drowsy in the morning for this tablet
Doctor :   no,
Doctor :   and are you still on chloramphenicol
User :   no
Doctor :   ok, is the congestion in the eye still present ?
User :   yes it was gone i got it again
User :   i got it was ok for last few days
Doctor :   Flur eye drops will help you
Doctor :   two drops in each eye , twice a day for three days will be sufficient
User :   see the medicine u say i cant get it here in that case i think is better to go with nthe doctors here
Doctor :   yes,
Doctor :   you can ask an alternative for the same drug
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