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How can frequent colds and sore throat be treated ?

Im 17 years old and im a male. I ve recently been sick with a little cold for about a week. It seems to have passed on. I have no more runny nose and I cough every now and then but its not that bad. The only thing im left with is a sore throat . I went to the nurse at my school yesterday (3-23-11) and I got my temperature taken. My temperature was 99. The nurse said I had no fever . Im also experiencing that my body is extremely weak. I can t focus in school, and everytime im walking to class im so fatigued I just feel like im gonna fall over. My temperature goes back down for a few hours in the day but then it starts to rise back up again at random times and my body gets weak again. Im drinking a lot of fluids and trying to rest a lot but I can t miss too much school. Please let me know what you think it is. I hate feeling like this. Im not allergic to any medecine. Im 206lbs and im 6ft tall. I was taking some mucinex DM and something called AMOX TR-K. My doctor said it was penasillin or however you spell that. I was prescribed that for my cold and I kept on taking it ever since this started to happen. It isn t working though. Nothing seems to be working at this point.
Asked On : Fri, 25 Mar 2011
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Hello, Welcome to Healthcaremagic!
You have described your symptoms in great detail but what was exact duration of your antibiotic course-- antibiotics should be taken for 5-7 days for complete clearance of infection. Further, colds are due to viruses & antibiotics have no effects on them. What was your initial diagnosis-- was it pharyngitis?
You may do as follows:
1) Take an antihistamine like Tab. Cetirizine 10 mg once a day
2) Take an OTC antipyretic & pain reliever like Acetaminophen or asipirin as required
3) Do warm saline gargles; drink luke warm water only
4) Take a light but nutritious diet.
Do it for 2-3 days-- you should improve; but if not, please consult an ENT specialist.
Answered: Fri, 25 Mar 2011
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