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Runny nose, heavy head. Treatment? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2013
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User:Good morining
User:i have a running nose and my head seems to be very heavy, ( as if it is full of water) as a result of which having headache as well
User:i have a one year old son so what would advice for me so that he does not catch cold and ofcourse speedy recovery for self
Doctor:Are you running fever?
User:no fever at all
Doctor:Since when are you having these symptoms?
User:since yesterday afternoon i could very well feel that my nose was getting blocked
Doctor:Are the headache present continuously or does it worsen during any part of the day?
User:it is present continously
Doctor:Have you had similar symptoms in the past?
Doctor:Do you have generalised body ache, weakness, tiredness also?
User:i usually dont catch cold so fast
User:weakness and tiredness for sure
Doctor:The symptoms that you describe is classical of upper respiratory infection.
Doctor:The cause looks like a mild viral infection commonly called as flu.
User:any antibiotic medicine that you suggest
Doctor:You need symptomatic relief with medications.
Doctor:Antibiotics do not play any role in treating viral infection.
Doctor:You can get symptomatic relief with the above measures:
Doctor:1. Steam inhalation is the most effective treatment for this condition.
Doctor:You need to XXXXXXX inhale steam using warm water.
Doctor:Add few drops of essential oils to make it more effective.
User:can i use carbolin ...
Doctor:Karvol plus capsule which is available over the counter
Doctor:is a good medication that contains essential oils.
Doctor:Yes, you can add few drops from this capsule and inhale from it.
Doctor:This will increase the effectiveness.
User:anything to ensuret that my son does not catch this flu
Doctor:2. Nasal drops are available easily at any chemist.
User:anything to ensuret that my son does not catch this flu
Doctor:The are available as saline nasal drops, antihistamine/steroid sprays and as decongestants.
Doctor:You can try these saline nasal drops - 2 drops into each nostril for few days.
Doctor:3. As viral infection is very contagious, avoidance of close contact with your son or any other family members can prevent the symptoms.
Doctor:However this may not be feasible in all occasions
Doctor:in such conditions,
Doctor:the best method of prevention is by these
Doctor:a. use barriers such as handkerchief's while you cough or sneeze in front of your close kiths and kins.
Doctor:b. Wash your hand frequently.
User:u mean to say that I should buy antihistamine/steroid spray and spray in the house
Doctor:Hope it is clear now.
Doctor:Is there any other query?
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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