Got cold, nose choked, headache. What should i do? - Online Doctor Chats
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nostrils completely choked up and also headache with it
and due to this don't get proper sleep
Ok. Have you taken any medicines so far?
this is going on for past 2 days
No not taken any medicines
Did it help?
to clear my blocked nostrils
just for some time it helped and then nostrils got blocked again
any suggestions would be really appreciated
Is there yellow or greenish phlegm being produced?
only water comes out
sometimes slimy water
no yelowish or grenish phelgm
any medicines for the same?
Good. Here is what you can do.
please tell me
You can take it upto thrice a day if required.
This will help clear your nostrils.
Drink plenty of fluids
And before bed preferably take a hot drink
just wanted to inform you i get headache specially when I remove the slimy liquid out from my nose
and sometimes it comes out lot also
currently my situation is that both my nostrils are choked up and having headache
will take paracetamol now
It would take about 5 days to a week for a viral infection to settle
So don't worry.
any other medicine for inhaling
It is important to eat well and take plenty of fluids
i do drink a lot of water
also to inform you
my job timings are night shifts
The ones I've mentioned will help.
so i sleep mostly whole day
and don't have lunch
its only on saturday and sunday i have lunch
but i do have dinner
well when you have a viral infection like this it is important not to skip meals
Sleep with your head slightly raised. That will also help.
also one more query
since my job is at night
i do sleep in mornin
but somehow i feel my sleep does not get completed
i still feel sleepy at night when I am at work
any suggestions for this?
Well you might have to miss a meal given your work schedule,
But try getting 8 hours uninterrupted sleep
when slept, I do get up in between sometimes
and later somehow able to sleep
but i feel my sleep does not get completed
Close the doors, windows, and switch of lights so as to minimize disturbance
i do that everyday
I think you can take a few days off till you recover from your cold
yes I did take off today.
Rest is very important when suffering from cold.
should I continue using Otrivin?
Well follow these measures and you should get well soon.
sure doctor I will follow this measures
Yes, you can continue to use it.
any other inhalation medicine other than steam with vicks or eucalyptus juice?
will get that then.
thank you doctor for the help
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