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Running nose, sore throat, headache. Taken Sinarest. Allergic to sulpha drugs. Treatment? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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User:Hi, I am heaving running nose + sore throat + headache since yesterday afternoon. I took one sinarest yesterday afternoon and had some 2 hours sleep. It was kind of OK yesterday evening, but nfection has not subsided.
Doctor:I went through your query.
Doctor:What other symptoms you have?
User:I m having running nose (continuously running) + feverish feeling since morning.
User:no other symptoms apart from above..
User:basically running nose + sore throat + headache
Doctor:Do you have a history of allergies?
User:yes i am allergic to sulpha drugs.
User:oh ok, i am allergic to dust and too much exposure to dust might lead to sinus cold..
User:i keep allegra DC with me always..
Doctor:I think the best way to treat your symptoms is to take anti-allergics
Doctor:Though it seems more like a viral
Doctor:You may take a tablet of it before sleeping at night
User:what medicine do you suggest me to take now?
Doctor:It will take care of the secretions due to a allergy and viral as well
User:please suggest medicines and course(timing/how many times a day and how many days). Thanks
Doctor:Allegra is good enough
Doctor:It will help you for both
Doctor:Crocin you can take for fever and headache
Doctor:It will take a 5- 7 days for it to subside
User:should i take allegra/crocin one in the morning and one in the night or just before night
Doctor:Allegra you may take in night time as it may cause drowsiness
Doctor:If really required then you may take in the morning
Doctor:Crocin can be taken four times a day
Doctor:Though it should be taken if there is fever or headache
User:thanks doctor for help.
Doctor:Thanks for coming on chat
User:will follow your prescription. have a good day doctor!
Doctor:Have a good day
Doctor:Bye for now
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