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Suffering from severe cold and having running nose. Treatment? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 25-Sep-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Practicing since : 2009
Answered : 983 Questions
Doctor:How can I help you today?
User:my wife is suffering from severe cold, running nose from the last 2/3 days
User:earlier she had a throat infection also
User:she has a thyroid problem and taking Thyronorm medicine 88 mg daily
Doctor:Does she have fever?
User:can you pl suggest some medicine
User:no fever
Doctor:Itchy eyes?
Doctor:She most probably has allergy from something
User:she has been doing gargles and taking steam but that is not working
Doctor:She needs to figure out where she is getting it from?
Doctor:And she needs to avoid it
User:what medicine should she take now and how to detect it?
Doctor:She can take Cetrizine tablet
Doctor:It is an anti-allergic
User:how many days and what time in a day?
Doctor:She needs to take whenever she gets the symptoms
Doctor:She can take it two - three times a day
User:twice in a day - how many in a day
Doctor:There is just one dose available in it
Doctor:She wll mostly take it whenever she has symptoms
Doctor:Since it just takes care of the symptoms
Doctor:Thus mainstay will still include figuring out the cause
Doctor:And to avoid it
User:would vicks vaporub help
Doctor:Not really
Doctor:Is she pregnant?
User:is it harmful/
User:no she is not pregnant
Doctor:No it is not harmful
Doctor:Antiallergics are known to cause drowsiness
Doctor:It is the least drowsy of all anti-allergics
User:she applies only when she is sleeping
Doctor:Vicks vaporub can be tried but will not really help
User:thanks for your help.
User:thanks for your time.
Doctor:Did you also post a query
Doctor:Do you still want to proceed with it?
User:you can delete that from the system.
User:thanks for your help
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
User:have a nice day
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:You too
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