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Feeling dizzy, tired and lost voice. What am I suffering from?

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Posted on Mon, 28 Jan 2013 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: Am dizzy, tired and lost voice..what do I take? I received a flu shot 3 months ago...not sure if maybe I have the flu....can't seem to get enough rest to get better...can't sleep at night...has been going on for a week.
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 3 hours later
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The symptoms you have are suggestive of a throat infection most likely a viral infection. Bacterial infections though can't be ruled out completely.
Usually such viral infections resolve spontaneously in 3-5 days time. If they worsen, you need appropriate antibiotics.
I suggest the following treatment options currently:
1) For tired feeling, anti-inflammatory, fever reducing medications (acetaminophen, ibuprofen) will help you.
2) For sore throat relief you can have salt water gargles (gargle with XXXXXXX warm salt water- one forth teaspoon of salt would be enough in half a cup of water) several times a day, lozenges and warm liquids. Gargling with warm water mixed with dissolvable aspirin can give additional benefits.
3) Avoid Acidic Drinks, Spicy Food and Sour Substances.
4) Consume plenty of water and good fruits and vegetables.
Antibiotics - broad spectrum are a must if you worsen - develop high grade fever, severe pain while swallowing and so on. So seek prompt medical help as and when required. Proper antibiotic therapy will help you in faster recovery.

Hope this answers your query. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.

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Follow up: Dr. Rakhi Tayal 20 hours later
My doctor prescribed prednisone...how soon will I start to feel better?
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 2 hours later
Hello.
Thanks for writing again.
Prednisolone will help in symptomatic improvement. You will feel better over next 3-4 days if it works well.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.
Regards

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