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Suggest treatment for cold with headache - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 09-Apr-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User:hello doctor
Doctor:Hello XXXXXXX
Doctor:How Can I help you?
User:i am having cold since last 4 days
User:yesterday doctor XXXXXXX sugested sinarest
Doctor:ok, did that help?
User:but i have no relief in cold
User:having headache due to cold
User:hand cough as well
Doctor:Alright. At this point it might be a good idea to start you on a course of antibiotics
User:but yesterday i was having fever also
User:but now i don;t have fever
User:only cold and cough is there
Doctor:you can continue the sinarest, but it might be a good idea to add an Antibiotic like Levofloxacin to your treatment as well
User:i will buy medicine today itself
Doctor:The tablet is 500mg and it is taken twice a day
User:please help to confirm dosage and medicine name
Doctor:You must take it for a minimum of 5 days
Doctor:Levofloxacin is the generic drug name. your pharmacist will have many brands
Doctor:Also, try steam inhalation, it will loosen up the mucus in your airway and help with breathing
User:with carvol plus
Doctor:ohh very good
Doctor:yes, that should help a bit
User:i am doing that twice a day
Doctor:excellent
Doctor:for throat pain i normally crush one 325mg tablet of aspirin and add warm water and gargle it.
Doctor:that helps with the pain
Doctor:Gargling salt water will help as well
User:thnx doctor
User:will start doing that
Doctor:No problem. is there anything else I can help you with?
User:no thnx doctor
Doctor:take care
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