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Prescribed antibiotics for reoccurring cold. Due to lower immune system? Permanent cure?

I have had a reoccurring cold which started 3 weeks ago.
I was prescribed antibiotics which cleared my symptoms how get they returned a few days later. Since then I have been on 2 different antibiotics which again cleared it up again however yesterday my sore throat returned. Any ideas on treatment this time? Not keen to go on further antibiotics. Could I have a lower immune system (under lots of stress) or a more serious underlying problem?
Asked On : Sat, 12 Oct 2013
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Hi,
Recurring cold & need for antibiotics off & on indicate two elements in your problem.
Allergy causes recurrent cold .
Lac of resistance makes you more suceptible for infection every time you catch cold.
- I feel you need investigations to asses the both.
- get yourself tested for allergens ( Allergy detection test). & get a desensatisation treatment,if needed.
-Try to avoid exposure to the allergens.
- try to improve your geearal health by nourishing diet, regular physical exercises, breathing exercises.
- Continue preventive measures like gargles, vapor inhalation, even you are off the symptoms
Please consult ENT specialist for specific guidance.
Thanks.
Answered: Sat, 12 Oct 2013
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