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Suffering from cold, sneezing, throat irritation and nose blockage. Tried solvincold and L-cold. Suggest medication?

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suffering from cold, sneezing for last 4 days. Tried solvincold, L-cold but no respite. Throat irriation is also there along with frequest nose bloakage. No fever. Please suggest medicine and also home remedies.
Posted Wed, 10 Jul 2013 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Sreenivasan Narayana 1 hour later

This seems like a viral infection. You have to do lot of supportive treatment; no need for any antibiotics as of now.

Home remedies and supportive treatment include;

1. Gargle your throat at least 3 times a day with warm water saline (salt water).
2. Use lozenges frequently.
3. Take steam inhalation frequently every 6 hours.
4. You can use over the counter nasal drops to get relief but only for two days(not more than that).
5. Continue the medicines against cold.

Finally, you need to remember that it takes seven to ten days for the viral infection to subside. Supportive treatment mentioned above go a long way in improving your condition.

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