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Ways to avoid a throat infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User :   hi
User :   is the doctor there?
User :   please respond
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can i help you?
User :   I have a bad throat
User :   I guess I will get a throat infection
User :   How can I avoid?
User :   any tablets / syrup that I can take?
Doctor :   To get a more complete picture I need this information
Age: ; Occupation: ; Location: ; Marital Status:
User :   why do u need all this stuff to answer a throat infection problem?
User :   ur going to write a thesis on my bad throat or what?
User :   are u there?
Doctor :   if you want to avail this service- pls mind your language
User :   ok. but what is the remedy for my throat?
User :   any tablets / syrup that I can take?
User :   any tablets / syrup that I can take?
User :   are u there?
Doctor :   secondly- a patient is asked all these questions in any medical consultation- in person or online so that the advice is tailored to the requirements of that patient
Doctor :   so if you want to continue- answer the questions
User :   okie here we go...
User :   Age: 30 ; Occupation: Daily Wage Labourer; Location: Bangalore; Marital Status: Single
User :   fine... Now can you please answer my query doctor?
Doctor :   do you have throat itching/ pain?
Doctor :   any cough/ cold?
User :   slight throat pain from 2 days
User :   ocaasionally cough
User :   no cold
Doctor :   any phlegm or is it a dry cough?
Doctor :   ant fever?
User :   not dry cough
User :   no fever too...
User :   but feel dizzy at times
Doctor :   do you smoke/ drink alcohol ?
User :   nopes.. I don't do any of these
User :   I fell it started after I had some water outside
Doctor :   have you had a diziness problem before?
User :   *feel
User :   ocassionally....
User :   maybe once in 6 months
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems? high blood pressure/ Asthma/allergies etc?
User :   no.. I don;'t have
User :   no allergies
Doctor :   ok- how is your appetite now? do you have any body ache?
User :   from 2 days have body ache due to this throat problem
User :   else it wasn't there...
User :   appetite is fine
Doctor :   you can tusQ lozenges 3-4 times per day for your throat; drink plenty of fluids,
Doctor :   avoid any cold/ refrigirated foods
User :   the tablet is called tusQ is it?
Doctor :   yes- it is a lozenge- you just put it in your mouth- do not swallow
User :   sure
User :   Thanks for the advice
Doctor :   for your body ache you can take tablet dolo 650 after food
User :   it was a pleasure chatting with you
User :   oh... okie...
Doctor :   maximmum- 4 times per day
User :   sure I will do
User :   any syrup?
Doctor :   same here
Doctor :   bye for now
Doctor :   the losenge will do- you can do salt water gargling
User :   BTW are u a certified doctor?
Doctor :   as well at night
User :   sure... I was doing that yesterday
Doctor :   yes I am-
User :   okie... I can be rest assured then :)
User :   bye
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
Doctor :   bye
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