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Was stuck in rain. Having sore throat and feeling chills. Is it viral? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 04-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Yesterday I was stuck in rains for two hours and today m havin sour throat and feeling chills within. M afraid its viral. Is it so?
Doctor:It is too early to predict the cause when your symptoms are only a day duration.
Doctor:But yes, if you also have
Doctor:body aches, tiredness and fever
Doctor:the condition may be due to a viral infection.
User:Also I have had a tablet XXXXXXX Cheston Cold'. Please tell me if its ok.
Doctor:Cheston cold suits if you have nasal congestion and fever along with your symptoms.
Doctor:but if your symptom is predominantly
Doctor:sorethroat, then I suggest you to try
Doctor:warm salt water gargles.
Doctor:Alternatively you can gargle from a mixture of warm water and disprin tablet.
Doctor:They will help in improving your symptoms sooner.
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