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I am concerned that I might have left my tampon in for 19

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Hi, I am concerned that I might have left my tampon in for 19 hours (I was drinking and don’t remember changing it) that was Saturday and I started feeling unwell yesterday evening so I’m just concerned
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I haven’t seen a doctor and I’m not taking any medication although I took some ibuprofen this morning
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: I don’t take any medication I’m not allergic to any medication
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: not that I can think of

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

And I would serve you with care and patience.

First I need to ask a few questions so that I can gather more information related to your health concerns; I am preparing & typing the questions now, and I will follow up with you.

I am sorry to hear about your problem.

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 are your symptoms?

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Customer: replied 10 days ago.
I started getting a sore throat and a cough last night and now I just feel achy and sore all over, I’m also quite hot but I haven’t taken my temperature

Respected customer

Thank you for providing the details. I can understand your concern and worry.

In the meantime, you can give more info regarding this issue.

Please allow me just a few minutes.
I’ll reply to you back soon after reviewing it.

Thanks for your cooperation and patience.

Sorry for the late reply and inconvenience.

Thanks for all this additional information.

I understand your concern.

And it’s my first privilege to pay attention and provide you with explanations and suggestions to relieve your discomfort/ worry.

Well, as you describe, Toxic shock syndrome is actually very rare.

Symptoms to watch for include increased vaginal discharge with odor (signs of vaginal infection), fever, rash, dizziness, abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, and/or diarrhea then definitely follow up with your doctor.

Fever with toxic shock is usually 102 or higher.

Your current symptoms are associated with an upper respiratory tract infection.

Now, I would recommend some self-care measures and you can follow them to get some relief.

Do steam inhalation and saline gargles.

You should take the nasal saline spray and OTC Nasonex spray.

You should take Ibuprofen and Night Nurse/Claritin.

You should hydrate yourself with warm liquids.

You should start a multivitamin supplement and vitamin C lozenges.

Take OTC Robitussin DM for a cough.

Elevate your head while lying down.

Hope I have been able to clarify the situation for you and helped in resolving your query.

Let me know if you have any further queries so we can discuss it thoroughly in every aspect.

It’s my pleasure to continue this conversation until you satisfy.

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Dr Anil Kumar, Doctor
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Satisfied Customers: 16539
Experience: M.D with over 30 years of experience in practice.
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