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Cold, running nose, sneezing - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   . I am 33 years old and working as SEO Consultant. I am very active and maintain very healthy lifestyle. I do not drink or smoke. From last 45 days, I have cold ( no flu or cough )with severe running nose and sneezing. Considering it as common cold, I ignored it for first 10 days and started taking natural medicines like: Milk with turmeric powder Raw garlic Ginger Tulsi Tea I got some relief from the above, but was unable to get rid of it completely. During 2nd and third week of cold, I started ayurvedic medicine, but in vain. 4 week, I switched to homeopathy and for 1 week I took homeopathy medicines, I got relief and the cold was back again with full force. At last, I decided to visit Ramakrishna Hospital in Basavanagudi to get rid of this Cold. I told the complete story about my cold and doctor advised X-ray, blood and urine test. All results/test were normal. Doctor prescribed me L Montus tablets ( 1 every night for 10 days ) As I bought 7 tablets, after 1 week, I felt better with 90% cure. Again after 5 days, the cold has started again. The doctor said me that this is allergic cold รข?? I am not sure what kind of allergy I have. I am very tired of this cold and want to get rid of this completely. Every day night, I do drink a glass full of warm milk mixed with turmeric.
Doctor :   please let me read your post
User :   Sure.
User :   Please give me a link to your profile
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Iam an general practitioner
Doctor :   Do you work in air conditioned rooms?
User :   No
Doctor :   Do you have any history of asthma?
Doctor :   Do you have any recent change in your life style?
User :   I dunno...never diagnosed for asthama.
Doctor :   Ok since most of your investiagations were normal

Doctor :   the first possibility is a viral allergic reaction
User :   Yeah, 45 days back I started playing TT for 1 hour daily.
Doctor :   was chest xray taken
User :   Yes chest xray was taken and the results normal
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did you try steaming?
User :   Yes..i did it today for first time....feeling bit better
Doctor :   you can try using KARVOL PLUS CAPSULES
Doctor :   in water for steaming
Doctor :   also even in your hand kerchief
Doctor :   you can cut the capsule and pour the liquid in to hand kerchief
Doctor :   and inhale
Doctor :   since it is rainy season flu will be common
User :   I will try that.
Doctor :   Avoid physical exertion.
User :   I am tired of sneezing, my hand kerchiefs are wet ( 5 ) in a day.
Doctor :   Drink plenty of fluids such as water, fruit juices, and clear soups (chicken).
Doctor :   ok then you can use antiallergic tablets in the night
Doctor :   Steam inhalations may be useful in opening up a blocked nose and thus make breathing easier.
User :   Yeah...its helping.
Doctor :   You may enhance the decongestant effect of the steam by adding a half teaspoon of Vicks VapoRub, one to two drops of eucalyptus oil, or a few slices of ginger to the boiling water.
Doctor :   ok good
Doctor :   continue that
User :   Yeah. i will do that.
Doctor :   Antiviral medications are often given to those who are very sick, such as those in the hospital and others who are at higher risk of complications
User :   Today, i have taken complete rest and feeling better...but have severe running red rashes near nose..
Doctor :   Phenylephrine (Neo-Synephrine) and oxymetazoline hydrochloride (Neo-Synephrine 12 Hour, Afrin) are available as nasal sprays or drops
Doctor :   then try otrivin nasal sprays
Doctor :   Use two to three sprays in each nostril
Doctor :   Only use these nasal sprays or drops for up to three days.
Doctor :   Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
User :   Will these be available in blore?
Doctor :   # Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth before washing your hands.
Doctor :   yes sure
Doctor :   Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
Doctor :   Those infected with influenza should stay at home for 24 hours after fevers have resolved.
User :   Yeah.
Doctor :   Lemon is the most important among the many home remedies for common cold. It is beneficial in all types of cold with fever. Vitamin C-rich lemon juice increases body resistance, decreases toxicity and reduces the duration of the illness
Doctor :   One lemon should be diluted in a glass of warm water, and a teaspoon of honey should be added to it. This should be taken once or twice daily.
Doctor :   Garlic soup is an old remedy to reduce the severity of a cold, and should be taken once daily
Doctor :   Ginger is another excellent remedy for colds and coughs
Doctor :   Turmeric is an effective remedy for colds and throat irritations. Half a teaspoon of fresh turmeric powder mixed in 30 ml of warm milk, and taken once or twice daily, is a useful prescription for these conditions.
Doctor :   Regular intake of vitamin C-75 mg for adults and 35 mg for children-will prevent the common cold
User :   Yeah. I am already taking natural medicines like you mentioned.
Doctor :   ok good
Doctor :   It is advisable to avoid meat, fish, eggs, cheese, and starchy foods.

User :   Yeah.
Doctor :   Other useful measures in the treatment of a common cold are a mild sunbath, fresh air and deep breathing, brisk walks, sound sleep, and adjustment of one's clothes and habits to the requirements of the season so as to nullify the effect of weather fluctuations.
Doctor :   So XXXXXXXX that will do fine for you
User :   Currently i am taking L Montus tablets ( 1 every night )
Doctor :   And you will be alright soon
Doctor :   continue that
Doctor :   try steaming with karvol plus
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with now?
User :   There is some problem with this ends in middle.
User :   I will try with your suggestion.
User :   Thanks for your time. Doctor....i did not get your profile link.
Doctor :   ok great
Doctor :   THANKS FOR CONSULTING...........
Doctor :   BYE FOR NOW.....
Doctor :   TAKE CARE.....................
User :   Wait
User :   I would like to know with whom i am chatting with. send me your profile link.
Doctor :   iam dr .
Doctor :   ok sure
Doctor :   bye...
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