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Pus in the throat, difficulty swallowing, fever. Given voltaren injection. Further treatment?

I was given my brother 21 years Voltaren injection of five hours and temperatures rose again and is not conscious of the intense heat that could be given one other mother gave him something else and is unable to swallow because it is unaware Suffering from inflammation and pus in the throat Doctor gave him injected antibiotic
Asked On : Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

Welcome to the forum. I suggest you to see a doctor in the emergency room. It is not proper to give any medication without consultation of a doctor or keep an unconscious patient at home. Voltaren is a NSAID and can cause circulatory problems leading to acut medical emergency.

At present the patient needs to be clinically assesses in a hospital. He needs to undergo a few blood tests and investigations before being prescribed injections, antibiotics or intravenous fluids.

After the patient is hospitalized, keep him in liquid diet ( soups, energy drinks ). Once he is better you can put him on semi-solid diet like porridges.

Take care.

Answered: Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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ENT Specialist Dr. Naveen Kumar's  Response

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Your brother seems to be having an acute infection of the throat. Please continue with the injectable antibiotic and the pain killer. Apart from that, he also requires to do throat gargles with povidone iodine and drink plenty of warm water.

Avoid hot/chilled beverages and food. If the symptoms do not improve within a day or two, request your doctor to give him a short course of steroids. He will definitely be alright.

I wish him good health

Answered: Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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