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Cold, runny nose and sore throat. On medication for GERD. Remedy? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Dr. XXXXXXX here
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Good Evening doc
User:from past 5 days am having cold,running nose and sore throat.. but thing is that its very little
User:and its not going
User:and its gving a discomfort to me
User:also with cold having Phlegm ..and its white in color
User:phlegm is coming regular now
User:how to overcome these things doc?
Doctor:Are you running fever?
User:no temperature is always below 98.6 F
Doctor:May I know your age?
Doctor:Do you have history of diabetes?
Doctor:Have you had similar symptoms in the past?
User:actually i was suffering with GERD
User:but now am recovering from it..and its almost fine now
Doctor:Let me brief you.
User:but still under medication
Doctor:The symptoms you described are consistent with features of upper respiratory tract inflammation.
Doctor:This upper respiratory tract inflammation can be caused by viruses, bacterial, allergies, pre-existing nasal conditions such as DNS, sinusitis and by GERD.
Doctor:Presence of high grade fever would indicate a serious infection.
Doctor:Now that you do not have fever, I shall suggest you a few measure, which you can try at home.
User:yeah.. i hav dust allergy..before this started i cleaned up place and was having good cold that day..
Doctor:1. Try deep steam inhalation thrice a day. You can add contents of Karvol Plus capsule into warm water and inhale.
Doctor:This gives better results than simple steam inhalation.
User:ok doc.. will surely try
Doctor:2. Gargle with warm water. A pinch of salt or tablet disprin can be added to it before gargling.
Doctor:It will soothen your throat and relieve the distress.
Doctor:3. Warm milk mixed with a teaspoon of turmeric has expectorant properties.
Doctor:You can drink a glass of milk with turmeric once a day for 2-3 days.
Doctor:4. Avoid dust and other allergies.
Doctor:5. Avoid cold and refrigerated drinks/food products.
Doctor:6. Watch the progress of symptoms.
Doctor:If symptoms are severe and troubling/if they do not improve with the above mentioned measures or if you develop fever,
Doctor:you need to consider consulting your physician for more specific prescription drug containing treatment.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:yes doctor..
User:will follow these things
Doctor:Do you have any questions?
User:No doc.. till how much days shud i follow these things?
Doctor:These measures can be tried for 2-3 days. You can watch the progress. If they do not improve you can consult your physician. He/she can add other drugs to this treatment.
Doctor:Have you followed what I said?
Doctor:Do you have any queries?
User:whom should i consult. general medicine physician?
Doctor:ENT surgeon would be ideal.
User:OKies.. thanks doc
Doctor:If ENT specialist are not easily available nearby, you can consider general medicine physician.
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
User:No.thanks doc
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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