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You have done all the wrong things which you should not have been done. Drink plenty of warm water, do steam inhalation and use saline nasal spray
( this help in relieving the nasal congestion
and throat discomfort. During throat infection
you need to avoid cold and hot beverages, Zyrtec D (this worsens your throat problems by causing dryness of the throat).
You will require anti-inflammatory medicines such as diclofenac or ibuprofen, povidone iodine
throat spray and an antibiotic (such as a combination of amoxycillin and clavulanic acid
Dr. Naveen Kumar N.
ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon