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Cold, headache, body pain, getting worse. Cure? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2013
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User:good morning doctor
Doctor:How can I help you?
Doctor:Good morning.
User:doctor I have a cold from last 8 days
User:and it gets worse and worse
User:with headache and body pain
User:i have taken cetrizine and sinarest
User:but didn't get through with it
Doctor:Are you having fever?
User:i am not sure what happened but this time it is worse
User:no not now
User:but yesterday was feeling like that
User:my nose is completely blocked
Doctor:Which part of the headaches?
User:couldn't breathe properly
User:right side of the forehead
Doctor:Does the headache persist through out the day?
Doctor:Is it more in the mornings?
User:no yesterday it was severe
User:today i m not feeling headache
User:but nose is completely blocked
User:every 2 hr i have to clean it
Doctor:When is this headache more severe - is it in the morning or evening?
User:evening time
User:could you help me to fix an appointment with the right doctor
User:like i don't know which specialist should i go
User:medicine or physician
User:just suggest me
Doctor:Let me guide you.
Doctor:Persistent nasal congestion occurs due to any one of these causes
Doctor:1. If the cause is an allergic condition and the allergen is persisting
Doctor:2. Persisting infection
Doctor:3. Or if there is a preexisting nasal condition.
Doctor:From what you describe - nasal congestion along with headaches,
Doctor:it might be possible that you may be having a sinus inflammation - sinusititis
User:i never had such kind of problem
User:this is the first i m facing this much cold
Doctor:I understand.
Doctor:Hence I suggest you to try steam inhalation with some menthol thrice a day for a week
Doctor:This is extremely helpful in treating sinusitis.
User:should i personally visit a doctor
Doctor:In the meantime, you can plan a visit to an ENT specialist if the symptoms are very severe.
User:or steam nhalation is enough
Doctor:He may perform some additional tests and procedures to treat you completely.
Doctor:You can start off with steam inhalation and then fix an appointment.
User:is menthol available on medical store
User:so i could start with it
Doctor:You can use one of these
Doctor:1. eucalyptus oil
Doctor:2. Vick vapor rub - this contains menthol in it.
User:vicks is ok
Doctor:3. You can also try Cap Karvol plus.
Doctor:this tablet contains a mixture of all essential oils which are helpful
Doctor:this capsule
User:i certainly follow your advice
Doctor:*I mean the contents of this capsule needs to be mixed with hot water
Doctor:and you can inhale the steam from it.
Doctor:You should be fine with it.
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