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I’m suffering covid19 symptoms but they have been now going

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Hi I’m suffering covid19 symptoms but they have been now going on for 3 weeks and not getting any better
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: No and just beechams powders
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: I don’t think so

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you. I am a board-certified consultant with over 30 years of experience.

 

We can continue our conversation now through text in this reply forum.

Please provide more information regarding your question so I can help you in detail.

What is your age?

Shortness of breath, fever, sore throat?

History of exposure to Covid19?

Phlegm at the back of the throat?

Are you taking any medications?

Any other medical history?

 

Waiting for your response.

Thanks.

 

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I’m 22

Yes, yes and yes

No as I’m aware but I work on school transport

Yes lots of phlegm and very very thick sorry for detail but it’s like chewing gum

I take sertraline and propanolol for depression and anxiety

I also have IBS

Sorry for late reply and inconvenience.
Thanks for all this additional information.
I understand your concern.
Well as you describe, Your symptoms can be associated with Sinusitis/ Bronchitis.
You should take some self-care measures until you see your doctor.
Do steam inhalation and saline gargles.
You should take the nasal saline spray and OTC Nasonex spray.
You should take Ibuprofen and Claritin.
You should hydrate yourself with warm liquids.
You should start a multivitamin supplement and vitamin C lozenges.
Elevate your head while lying down.
It's strongly advised to wear a mask, frequent hand washing and use of gloves or hand sanitizer.
If there is an outbreak in your locality then you should consider self-isolate at your home.
If your symptoms get worse with shortness of breath then see a doctor ASAP.
Boost your immunity.
Let me know if you have any further query so we can discuss it thoroughly in every aspect.
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Thanks.

 

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
The only issue is this has been going on for over 3 weeks now and I live in a very small town that’s had quite a big covid 19 outbreak and I’m worried for my children they are 5 and 2

I understand your concern.

As it has been 3 weeks for your symptoms and COVID 19 symptoms get worse within a few days after initial symptoms.

Currently, no antiviral medication is recommended to treat COVID-19. Treatment is directed at relieving symptoms and may include:

Pain relievers (ibuprofen or acetaminophen)
Cough syrup or medication
Rest
Fluid intake

Try such measures as we discussed earlier.

If your shortness of breath gets worse then see a doctor ASAP.

Contact at UK National Health Service COVID-19 site

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Okay no problem Thankyou very much for your help

I wish for your good health.
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Dr.Anil

 

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Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Okay thankyou

Take care.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
And you

Kind regards.