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Hi there, I am currently travelling in Laos and taking

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Posted on Sun, 10 Feb 2019
Question: Hi there, I am currently travelling in Laos and taking Doxycycline. Last night I took my dose incorrectly, just before bed and then I laid down. 2 hours later I woke feeling very ill - I had chest pains and eventually threw up. I drunk some water and evenutally managed to sleep. Today I don't have chest pain but I do have a feeling of something in my throat, which is painful when I drink water and sometimes at other times. I haven't tried to eat yet but I think I will be able to. I am also producing a lot of phlegm (all clear) and am needing to spit constantly. I will see a doctor for a physical exam, but I am currently in a village with no doctor and can't make it to the capital until tomorrow. Is there anything I should be doing until I see the doctor?
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Answered by Dr. Rajat Basak (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
You seem to be having allergic pharyngitis.

Detailed Answer:
Hii.

You are having allergic pharyngitis. My recommendations are as follows:

Start taking betadine gargle or warm water gargle with salt in it.
Take steam inhalation through nose and fluticasone nasal spray if possible.
Take any antacid or omeprazole tablet before food.
Betadine gargle will be the best to resolve your throat symptoms.
Take XXXXXXX warm fluids to drink.

Review any queries.
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Hi there, I am currently travelling in Laos and taking

Brief Answer: You seem to be having allergic pharyngitis. Detailed Answer: Hii. You are having allergic pharyngitis. My recommendations are as follows: Start taking betadine gargle or warm water gargle with salt in it. Take steam inhalation through nose and fluticasone nasal spray if possible. Take any antacid or omeprazole tablet before food. Betadine gargle will be the best to resolve your throat symptoms. Take XXXXXXX warm fluids to drink. Review any queries.