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Ways to prevent sore throat - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi doctor
Doctor :   Hi
User :   are you there?
User :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   can you recommend some good mouthwash
User :   and some antibiotic
User :   i am having sore throat this morning
Doctor :   You can use Listerine or Chlorhexidine mouthwash.
Doctor :   For sore throat you can gargle with salt water and lemon and take Tab. Coldact Plus twice a day after food.
Doctor :   It can cause slight sedation.
User :   ok doctor
User :   can i also take siprolet, will it help in sore throat
User :   ?
User :   ciprolet
User :   ?
Doctor :   I would advise you to take an antibiotic only after getting
Doctor :   Physically examined by a General Physician
Doctor :   and only if the sorethroat does not subside
Doctor :   after 2-3 days.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Ciprolet is not the right antibiotic for this.
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   is ciprolet a antibiotic?
User :   what does it help in?
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   and can u name some medicated mouthwash for sorethorat?
Doctor :   I can tell you that only if you have the specific condition. I cannot advise you regarding prescription based drugs online fir your own safety.
Doctor :   I already mentioned Chlorhexidine and Listerine mouthwashes. They will help you.
User :   ok
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User :   but if i say give me chlorhexidine to a chemist will he give me?
Doctor :   Please confirm your details.
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   yes confirmes
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   no brand name or company name etc.?
Doctor :   It is available as Chlorhexidine mouthwash
User :   ok
Doctor :   It is also called Clohex 150
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User :   done
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
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User :   very bad
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Please go ahead with your query.
User :   ya
User :   ya
User :   hi
User :   i am suffering from sore throat and the chemist have recommended me cefadroxil
Doctor :   Ok
User :   shud i take the medicine so mentioned
Doctor :   I suggest that you go to a General Physician for physical examination, as over-the counter prescription and online prescription of antibiotics can be harmful to you.
Doctor :   There could be unforeseen side effects.
User :   hmm
User :   k....but i regularly catch this sore throat in every couple of month
User :   what are the prventive measures
Doctor :   You should avoid cold weather, dust and pollution. Wear warm clothing in cold weather, face masks when exposed to dust and pollution.
Doctor :   You should also take Vitamin C rich foods like citrus fruits, amla, lemon
User :   hmm..
Doctor :   You should also take Vitamin A rich foods like carrots, papaya and green leafy vegetables.
User :   but is not sore throat caused by germs or bad food???
Doctor :   Sore throat even if caused by germs is aggravated by the factors I mentioned. When you take Vitamin A and C rich foods
Doctor :   your immune system is boosted up and your body can fight with the germs more effectively.
Doctor :   That is more effective than regular use of antibiotics and other medicines.
Doctor :   Is there any other problem with the sore throat like nose block, cold, cough?
Doctor :   I also suggest that you consult an ENT specialist to rule out Tonsillitis or Sinusitis.
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User :   ya
User :   i have little cold
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Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I suggest then that you consult an ENT specialist just to make sure you dont have any Tonsillitis.
User :   hmm
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   ya can i regularly used the mouthwash
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   will it have any adverse affects
Doctor :   No. Not if used as per instructions mentioned on the label and if you avoid swallowing it.
User :   k
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
Doctor :   Any thing else ?
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