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Have cold, mild headache, body ache, sneezing and runny nose with fever. Suggest medication? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 05-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hi, Good Morning
Doctor:Good morning.
Doctor:Proceed with your query.
User:I have cold, mild headache, bodyache & sneezing....
User:also running noze
User:also having fever
User:plz suggest some medicine which XXXXXXX
User:plz suggest some medicine which do not have any side effect like cough
Doctor:Since when do you have these complaints?
User:cold since last evening and fever since last night....
User:bt nw fever is ok and till ne i haven't taken any medicine
Doctor:Do you have history of bronchial asthma or chronic pulmonary airway disease?
Doctor:The symptoms you describe appears due to an infection - most likely caused by virus.
Doctor:It is very often a self limiting condition where the symptoms would settle down by itself and resolve in 3-5 days period.
Doctor:The following are few treating options which you can follow for symptom relief. u mean no need to take any medicine
Doctor:1. Tab.Calpol 500mg you can take twice or thrice a day depending on the severity of headache, bodyache and fever.
Doctor:2. Steam inhalation thrice a day.
Doctor:You can add contents of Karvol plus capsule into the hot water and inhale steam from it for better effectiveness.
User:actually i have travelled to a place where weather is little chilled...
Doctor:3. Tab. Coldact once a day at night can help in reducing cold.
Doctor:4. In addition you may also use saline nasal drops or decongestants twice a day.
Doctor:5. Drink plenty of water and eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.
User:Calpol & coldact won't create cough ?
Doctor:No, they do not have such side effects,
Doctor:but you may develop cough
Doctor:as part of this viral infection.
Doctor:The above measures that I suggested are only to relieve your present symptoms.
Doctor:Should you develop cough, you might need to add some a cough syrup to the above list of treatment options.
User:i hate cough .....that's why nt taking any medicine
Doctor:Do not worry, the symptoms are most likely going to reduce and subside by 3-5 days.
User:any antibiotic is required ?
Doctor:If symptoms persist or worsen even after taking the above measures, you might need a course of antibiotic then.
Doctor:Currently antibiotic do not have any influence on your symptoms.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:Yes..and thanks a lot
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:no ...thanks
Doctor:Thanks for the query?
Doctor:*thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for not.
Doctor:Wish you a speedy recovery.
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