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What is the treatment for cold, blocked nose and cough causing breathing problem?

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Having cold from 1 week blocked nose & Cough which caused difficulty in breathing mainly from 10.00pm to 10.00am
Posted Wed, 18 Dec 2013 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 2 hours later
Brief Answer: Hi Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for posting your query on XXXXXXX For difficulty breathing and blocked nose in the presence of an infection, you will need bronchodilator medicines preferably inhalers like salbutamol. You can also take these medicines in syrup form. You will need a written prescription from a physician for the purpose. You should also take an anti-allergic medication like cetirizine or loratidine once or twice daily or as required if symptoms of runny nose or sneezing are present. If fever is present, then take Tab Crocin 500 mg 3 - 4 times a day or as reuired. If blockage of nose is severe, then nasal spray can be tried like otrivin nasal spray. Steroidal medications are not recommended in infections. Take care Dr Vaishalee
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Follow-up: What is the treatment for cold, blocked nose and cough causing breathing problem? 37 hours later
would also like to know whether it would help me form cough also as even with all the symptoms i have blocked chest with cough also with block nose. Even i am allergic to all kind of fragrance, hard smell and dust which immediately cause sneezing & blocked nose. plz help
Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 35 hours later
Brief Answer: Hi Detailed Answer: Hi Sorry for the late response. Yes bronchodilators help with the cough, but will not help with the mucus. The extra mucous should get better with antiallergics. Check with your doctor if montelukast is food for you. Along with this, adopt some lifestyle changes like: - Stay away from triggers as far as possible - Take hygienic food and clean drinking water lowest ppm - Take fruits and raw vegetables - Exercise (if possible without inducing cough). Exercise can include walk and yoga. In your case yoga will be better as you can do it the comfort of home. Steroidal nasal spray can be used for allergy induced blocked nose. Hope it helps Regards Dr Vaishalee
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