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Treatment for throat pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 22-Dec-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:hi doctor
User:still there is pain in throat
Doctor:It will stay till the infection clears up
Doctor:Do you have tonsils?
User:dont know
Doctor:Do you have a past history of tonsils?
Doctor:Rather than crocin you may try combiflam if pain does not subside
Doctor:How are other symptoms like fever etc?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:sorry got disconnected
User:fever was 99.5
Doctor:Is it better since yesterday?
User:i have taken crocin 3 times today
Doctor:If the infection is getting better, the pain in throat should also subside soon
User:it was very less in afternoon
User:but in the evening it increased
Doctor:It will get better in a few days
Doctor:Since it is a viral
Doctor:Viral usually takes 5 - 10 days
Doctor:Are you getting any sputuum
User:whats that ?
Doctor:Mucus from throat
Doctor:What colour is it?
Doctor:so it does not seem like bacterial infection
Doctor:Can take a cetirizine tonite
Doctor:Or you can take sinarest
Doctor:One of these two
Doctor:It should help with decreasing the pain in throat
User:i have already taken crocin after dinner
Doctor:Then take cetirizine tonite
Doctor:Can also try ayurvedic preparations like joshina syrup or sualin tablets
User:so from tmrw onwards what medicine shouls i continue ?
User:how many times?
Doctor:combiflam has both paracetamol and brufen
Doctor:It can be taken 2 times
User:in the morning and at night ?
User:anything else to do ?
Doctor:Saline gargles with warm water may help
Doctor:Do you have any question?
User:no doctor..thanks a lot
User:i have taken cetrizine also
Doctor:You will get better as the infection subsides
Doctor:Till then take care
User:should i take cetirizine tmrw also?
Doctor:If you have similar symptoms it can be taken
User:or should get i get that ayurvedic medicine ?
Doctor:ayurvedic medicine can be taken alongwith
User:bye doctor
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