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Have common cold since a month with cough, head and chest hurts, have abdominal pain. Any remedy ?

Hi, I ve had like a common cold for almost a month now. It went away for a little but came back again a lot worse. I m coughing so hard and so often that my head and chest hurts from it. I m also starting to have abdominal pain and I can t sleep because of it all. Should I go to a doctor or is there a simple remedy that can make me feel better?
Asked On : Mon, 28 Jan 2013
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Aug 2013
hello and welcome to HCM,

I understood your problem of recurrent infections.
In all probability your infection may not have been treated properly or you may have chronic infection.
Take a course of strong antibiotic like amoxycillin-clavulanate 625 mg twice daily for five days after food. Also take an antihistamine like levocetrizine once daily after food for ten days. Your doctor will know about these.

Take only warm fluids and water and do not strain when you speak
If the symptoms persists then you may consult an ENT and get yourself examined to rule out tonsillitis or sinus infection


Dr Sriram Nathan
Answered: Mon, 2 Sep 2013
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ENT Specialist Dr. Vaishali Mehta's  Response

Thanks for writing to us. I understand that you are uncomfortable and will try to help you. A cold lasting for so long/ not getting better definitely needs to be looked upon.

You could have developed an infection of your sinuses. You should definitely go to an ENT Specialist, as he will examine you and treat further. You may require an X-ray of your sinuses/ X-ray of your chest and nasal endoscopy. Based on the above findings, the treatment will be initiated. In the meantime, you could take steam inhalations and any antihistamine like cetirizine. These will provide some symptomatic relief.

Wish you good health.
Answered: Mon, 2 Sep 2013
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