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Cold, running nose, headaches, cough with sputum, irritation of eyes and nose. Respiratory tract infection? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 28-May-2013
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User:Hello docto
Doctor:How are you doing
User:thank you
Doctor:How can I help you
User:Running nose, continuous sneeze often at least 6 to 10 at a time, heavy headache i feel like some big stone has placed on my head. Had mild fever yesterday, Irritation of nose and eyes.
Doctor:Any cough or chest pain?
User:yes chest pain i had not yesterday but had two days back
User:very slight cough
Doctor:Any phlegm is being produced?
Doctor:Any sputum you're coughing out?
Doctor:It sounds like you have a upper respiratory tract infection
Doctor:For this, the first thing is you need to steam inhalation twice a day
Doctor:Secondly,take tablet cetrizine 10 mg once a day
Doctor:This will help with the sneezing and the cough
Doctor:Third, take tablet crocin 1 tablet twice a day
Doctor:This will take care of the headache and fever
Doctor:and lastly, if your symptoms dont improve within 2 days
Doctor:Please see a physician
Doctor:You will need a course of antibiotics
User:wat type of antibiotucs
Doctor:Like amoxicillin-clavulanate or azithromycin or levofloxacin
Doctor:These are prescription drugs and I cannot prescribe them for you in this forum
Doctor:Also, take lots of warm fluids
Doctor:These will definitely help
User:crocin how many days i should take
Doctor:Only as long as the fever or the headache lasts
Doctor:As long as the cough or cold lasts
User:cetrizin will take of cold?
User:cetrizin will take care of cold?
Doctor:Sorry, yes
User:upper respiratory tract infection -means exactly wat doctor
User:why is coming and how to prevent it
Doctor:This means that the nose, throat are involved in an infection
Doctor:Its very common,
Doctor:especially now when the weather is changing
Doctor:You can just have a healthy and balanced diet; take lots of citrus fruits; exercise
Doctor:and stay away from people who have a cough or a cold
User:is there any symptoms of sinus
Doctor:They are involved as a part of this infection
Doctor:Once we take care of this, those symptoms will also go away
User:ok, the difficulty of breathing i have frequently
Doctor:On its own sinusitis will not cause fever or cough or chest pain?
Doctor:Have you been checked for asthma?
Doctor:Please get it cchecked
Doctor:Do you have the difficulty in breathing on and off or just in this episode?
User:on and off
Doctor:then get it checked
Doctor:Its not related to this then
Doctor:Probably this infection will only make it worse
User:who should consult for this
Doctor:You can consult a MD in medicine
Doctor:or a pulmonologist
Doctor:till then, try and avoid smoke and dust
User:can i take the above mentioned antibiotics
Doctor:After 2-3 days, if your symptoms dont improve, see a physician
Doctor:They are prescription drugs,
Doctor:Thats for a reason
User:ok, i understand
Doctor:you should not have them just because they are available
Doctor:We need to see whether you really need them
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with?
User:no, last doubt
User:whenever i get headache, wat tab can i have
Doctor:Dont have a tablet
Doctor:Did you get your vision checked?
User:i will headache when - if i went for any function or i went for outings.
User:else i will not get headache
Doctor:Do these things stress you out
User:not exactly, but if i go for outing definitely i will get headache that day
Doctor:Then, just apply some balm and it should be ok
Doctor:It might be related to stress and deep breathing or pranayama can help
Doctor:Actually, pain killers have a lot of side effects
Doctor:especially when take over long term
Doctor:I dont want you to have those pills as they can damage the kidneys also
User:usually i hate to have tablets, but for this headache its uncontrolable
Doctor:apply any balm like amrutanjan balm or something
Doctor:otherwise try deep breathing
Doctor:it will help
User:ok doctor
User:can i consult doctor for this headache, whom should i consult then
Doctor:See a MD in medicine
Doctor:If your vision is normal
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:yes doctor
User:one more thing, having oats everyday is it ok?
Doctor:Yes, actually its quite healthy
Doctor:Have it during breakfast
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with?
User:No that all, thank you so much
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:Have a god day ahead
Doctor:Take care
User:bye doctor, thank you so much
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