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Cold, running nose, pain in the neck while turning. Medication required? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 10-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Dr XXXXXXX here
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Have neck pain...
User:if i move my neck, its paining more
User:i.e while rotating neck
Doctor:Since when are you having this problem?
User:From Today morning
User:Having cold also
User:Cold with running nose
Doctor:Did you sustain any injury?
Doctor:Let me brief you.
User:Yes please
Doctor:Sudden onset pain which worsens with movement of the neck is usually due to muscle strains.
Doctor:This usually develops due to improper positioning while sleep or due to other forms of minor injury.
User:Ohh k k
Doctor:This will settle down in a few days. Warm compresses with hot water and topical antiinflammatory applicants such as MOOV or Diclofenac spray will fasten the recovery.
Doctor:Alternatively you can massage the area affected with warm water/hot shower.
Doctor:Cold and running nose can be incidental and caused by flu infection or allergies.
User:Oh K Thanks Doctor, do i need to take any tablet ?
Doctor:steam inhalation thrice a day will be helpful. Adding Karvol plus capsule or vicks to the warm water can give added benefits.
Doctor:The topical medications would work better than oral tablets.
Doctor:Therefore I suggest you to try these before taking any oral tablets.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:Yes Doctor...
User:No, i will try as you sugested
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:Thanks a lot Doctor
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