Severe cold. TTC. Took Okacet and nasal drops. Guide - Online Doctor Chats
I am Dr. XXXXXXX here
Hi Doctor. I'm XXXXXXX Good after noon
How can I help you?
What did you mean by TTC?
sorry, trying to conceive
Ok. I got it.
I used my son's otrinoz nasal drops also for a relief
You have done all things correctly till now.
It is common to have viral fever during anytime of the year. And it usually takes around 1 week to get relieved.
But, if it is not at all improving, it is important to rule out any secondary bacterial infection.
steam inhalation twice daily, garlic once in morning 5 times
That is right.
Since you are saying that, you are having frequent sinus infections, it is possible to be a bacterial infectin too.
ok. it'scontinuing, but nor worsening since last 5 days. By eve I feel better but again wake up with heavy nose
Fine. In my opinion, you can avoid using the nasal drops. It causes rebounding of the nasal blockage.
Rest of the measures including, steam inhalation and warm saline gargle can be continued.
But if it does not come down in another 2-3 days, you need to visit your family physician.
But there is no fever or high temperature
In case there is no fever, you need not use Calpol.
If you are getting the sinus infections frequently, it is always better to get it checked with an ENT surgeon to rule out any deviation of the nasal septum.
Also try keeping your room a bit on the warmer side.
I hope these measures should relieve you of your symptoms.
Have you understood all my suggestions?
ok. should i stop levocet
You can take levocet for another 2-3 days more.
I understood all what you said till now. Should i avoid headbath
You can take head bath.
One more question. should i continue steam inhalation as a precuation agaist this coming back even after it comes down, as I'm planning to conceive
i.e will steam inhalation without symptoms do harm or will it prevent ti from coming back
You need not continue steam inhalation regularly after the cold is relieved. It does not prevent cold from coming.
It just relieves when the symptoms are present.
ok. Anything else doctor. I do not have anymore questions. As you said, if this persists after 2-3 days, I'll visit the doctor
Hope I have cleared all your concerns.
You are in the right path. just keep going.
You will be fine soon.
Thanks doctor for your time and advice. have XXXXXXX day
You too have a nice day!!
Thanks for consulting me.
Bye for now.
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