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got tested for malaria i have none. im 17 years of age - Asked by K W on 06-Nov-2014 09:00:24

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    Answered by Dr. Ramya Smitha on 06-Nov-2014 09:55:45

    Hello 

    All these are withdrawal symptoms of nicotine. Dont worry these will reduce in a month time. Just try taking a Paracetamol Tablet when ever you r feeling sick and try ti divert as much as you can so that it will be easy for you to cope up with the symptoms 


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  • Answered by Dr. on 06-Nov-2014 10:54:38

    Hi,

    Probably you have dehydration due to diarrhea. Take Oral rehydration therapy (ELECTRAL) 1-2L. Make sure you follow instructions: take 1 L filtered water, mix 1L pack into it and take sips. If you can take food you do not need ORT. Take rest for couple of days. Try Tinidazole 500mg twice daily for fivedays, paracetamol 500mg thrice daily, norflox 400mg twice daily for 2 days.


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Replied by K W on 06-Nov-2014 11:59:21

thanks alot. i had sex with a prostitute 3days ago, for only 2minutes and i was a little drunk.. she then told me that the condom might have broken. i immediately pulled out but i have no cuts on. could i be at risk of anything?
  • Answered by Dr. on 06-Nov-2014 14:44:14

    Hi,

    You most probably are exposed to sexually transmitted disease or worse HIV. You need to consult a doctor to get necessary tests done. 


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