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Got cold and felling feverish. Getting headache and mild body pain. Suggest - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 31-May-2013
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Doctor:How are you?
User:Hello Dr. XXXXXXX
User:I am fine
User:Thank you
Doctor:How can I help?
User:need some advice from you
User:I got cold and felling bit feverish also
User:getting headache and mild body pain
Doctor:this is since when
User:last night took a cetrizin
User:last few days feeling mild cold and getting very little cough
User:but from yesterday evening onwards, it was bit more
Doctor:I think we could be looking at simply viral fever
Doctor:What you can do is take Tablet Crocin 1 tablet 6-8 hourly
Doctor:This will take care of the fever and body ache
Doctor:For the cold, you can take Tablet Cetrizine 10 mg once daily
Doctor:It will actually become ok on its own within 3-5 days
Doctor:If the cough or cold is really bad, steam inhalation will also help
Doctor:also, throughout
Doctor:remember to take plenty of fluids and eat on time
User:So shall i take crocin then ?
Doctor:thats enough
Doctor:take it with food
User:But I dont have much temperature in body
User:just feeling feverish
Doctor:yes, that and the body ache that will go away with this. Its only starting out
User:so how many crocin shall I take and how frequently , pls advice with the timing details
Doctor:As I said
Doctor:Take 1 tablet right now
Doctor:If you feel the need take it again. It can be taken upto 4 times daily
Doctor:You'll be fine in a few days
User:after taking 1-2 crocin today, If I feel good, shall I continue or should I stop ?
Doctor:Its on a need basis
Doctor:If you have bodyache or feel feverish
Doctor:take crocin
Doctor:otherwise dont take it
User:what about cetrizine ?
User:How much shall I take ?
Doctor:One tablet once a day
User:shall I continue for 3-4 days ?
User:No need to take any other medication for cough ?
Doctor:It'll become ok on its own
Doctor:Take steam inhalation and tulsi-ginger tea if it doesnt get better
User:only normal stem inhalation or some medication with the hot water ?
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with?
Doctor:Just normal steam inhalation is fine
Doctor:Dont need to add anything
User:I beleive some medicines are available which can be added to hot water for inhalation
Doctor:The steam helps remove the secretios
Doctor:Like Karvol capsules
Doctor:But as I said, its not curing the problem
Doctor:Its only temporary relief
User:ok, Thanks doctor XXXXXXX
User:thanks much
Doctor:you're based in which office, XXXXXX?
Doctor:Hyderabad or Bangalore
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