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Fever, cough, slight sputum, runny nose, headache, back pain, bodyache. Combiflam ineffective. Recommendations? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2013
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User:Hi Dr.
User:I am suffering from fever and cough and cold since yesterday
User:I have taken 'Combiflam' for fever
Doctor:How are you feeling now?
User:what can I take for cough and cold
User:still I am havin fever and back pain with running nose
Doctor:Do you have headache, body weakness/body aches too?
Doctor:Are you having chills and shivering too?
User:i have Roxidx 150 mg
Doctor:Is there sorethroat, difficulty/pain in swallowing, vomiting?
Doctor:Do you get some sputum with cough or are you having dry cough?
User:is this viral fever?
Doctor:The symptoms you have are suggestive of respiratory tract infection.
User:some sputum it serious
Doctor:And the most likely infection is viral as you guessed.
User:what should I take as medicine?
Doctor:This is a very common infection.
User:ok..thanks Dr.
Doctor:Viral infections are self limiting illness and you do not need any specific medicines to cure it.
User:oh ok
Doctor:Yes, symptomatic medicines can reduce the symptoms.
User:so can I take Roxid 150 mg for cough and cold
User:or any other medicine?
Doctor:Combiflam is NSAID drug useful for fever, headache and bodyache.
Doctor:You may continue it.
User:what about cough and cold?
Doctor:Roxid is an antibiotic which is helpful in bacterial infection; it has no role in treating viral infection. So you don't need it.
Doctor:For cough and cold, you can try plain benadryl syrup.
Doctor:this will reduce your nasal congestion. what can i take
Doctor:I would also want to tell you this, that cough can transiently increase while on this syrup;
User:oh many days will it take?
User:also same symptoms are there for my 2 year son as well?
Doctor:this will reduce after a few days with it.
Doctor:You need to take this syrup 5ml twice or thrice daily.
User:ok Dr. Thanks
Doctor:While on this medication, please do not drive or involve in any mechanical job
Doctor:for 2-3 hours after taking the dose.
User:ok Dr
Doctor:It might make you drowsy/giddy.
User:oh ok
Doctor:If you have severe drowsiness, stop it.
Doctor:Along with it, you can also try the following:
Doctor:1. XXXXXXX steam inhalation.
Doctor:2. Cough lozenges - vicks tablets (mint); Nivaran ( a herbal preparation) and other throat soothening agents.
Doctor:3. Warm cup of ginger and mint (only ginger if mint is not available) tea.
Doctor:4. Take plenty of fluids
Doctor:5. Avoid cold and refrigerated food.
Doctor:Finally, if fever worsens, you develop yellowish foul smelling sputum
Doctor:or if these symptoms fail to reduce even after 3-5 days of the following measures;
Doctor:you will need antibiotic therapy.
Doctor:In such cases, it would be wise to consult your physician for appropriate antibiotics.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:I have to close the window as you are not responding.
Doctor:I hope I have answered all your query.
Doctor:Is there any other query??
User:I was not getting the responses
User:also same symptoms are there for my 2 year son as well? I am giving him Crocin DS
Doctor:Viral infection is a very contagious infection.
Doctor:It spreads easily through close contact.
Doctor:The dose of crocin needs to be adjusted according to his current weight
Doctor:So if you have tried crocin ds in the past, this dose may not suit him now.
User:oih is it
Doctor:I can tell you the dose he needs, if you can let me know his current weight.
User:so much dose i need to give it him
Doctor:As far as cough and cold/
User:13.9 KG
Doctor:you may give him benadryl pediatric syrup much quantity
Doctor:Is he comfortable in taking tablets
Doctor:In that case, you can ask for Calpol syrup available as 250mg/5ml bottle.
Doctor:Same as crocin 250mg/5ml.
Doctor:From this syrup you can give him 5ml twice or thrice a day depending on his needs.
User:ok.....thanks a lot Dr.
Doctor:Monitor his temperature closely;
Doctor:If the temperature shoots above 100 deg F, sponge him using XXXXXXX warm water.
User:ok Dr
Doctor:Persistent temperature above 100 deg F needs medical attention.
Doctor:Hope it is clear to you.
User:thanks Dr. i'll keep
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
User:thank Dr
Doctor:I wish you and your son speedy recovery.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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