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Having cough and cold. Taking medicine for kidney stone. Is it fine to take medicine for cold with it? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 08-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I am having cough and cold since last 7-8 days
User:I am taking soem kidney stone medication
User:so is it okay to take medicines for cough and cold?
Doctor:What medicines are you on for cough and cold
Doctor:and what medicines are you taking for kidney stone?
Doctor:Usually the common medications given for cough and cold are safe with less known interactions with other drugs, however
Doctor:I would be able to comment better if you can list the medications which you are taking now.
User:ok..I was taking some antibiotics..since I have undergone stent removal operation recently
User:currently I am taking K Cit syrup
Doctor:K cit syrup is fine and you can take this along with general medications given for cough and cold.
Doctor:It will not cause any interactions / side effects.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:what should I take for cough and cold?
Doctor:Have you seen a doctor during the last 7 days for cough and cold?
User:no..but I took 1 cetrizine once
Doctor:Ok, can you brief me about your symptoms?
Doctor:Do you have nasal congestion / blocked nose / running nose?
User:yes..usually it happens at night
Doctor:Are you running fever?
Doctor:Do you have sorethroat / pain while swallowing?
Doctor:Do you feel any irritation / sensation in your throat while sleeping?
Doctor:Is there a headache?
User:but cough is there continuously
Doctor:Sometimes refers to - headache or throat irritation while sleeping?
User:throat irritation is not much
Doctor:Are you producing sputum / phlegm with cough?
Doctor:Can you specify the color; quantity and consistency of the phlegm?
User:yellowish..its not coming cough is completely dry
Doctor:Thanks for providing the necessary details.
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:You probably seem to have an upper respiratory tract inflammation where the nasal discharge is trickling behind through the throat.
Doctor:This leads to cough and the sputum production.
Doctor:It is good to know that the sputum production is getting cleared and you are not running fever.
Doctor:However without a clinical examination it would not be possible to predict the true nature/severity of the condition.
Doctor:Based on the details provided, I feel you may be having sinus inflammation (sinusitis).
Doctor:Therefore along with consulting an ENT specialist, I suggest the following measures for temporary relief.
Doctor:1. Take deep steam inhalation thrice a day.
Doctor:You can add contents of Karvol Plus capsule into the hot water and inhale for better effectiveness.
Doctor:2. Use Saline nasal spray three times a day.
Doctor:Nasal decongestants such as oxymetazoline can be sparingly used if the symptoms are severe.
Doctor:3. Sleep in a lateral position. Avoid sleeping supine (flat).
Doctor:4. Over the counter cough syrup containing dextromethorphan - such as benadryl can be used twice a day.
Doctor:5. Avoid cold and refrigerated food and drinks.
Doctor:6. Keep yourself warm and hydrated.
Doctor:7. Lastly plan to visit an ENT specialist closeby at the earliest for a personalised prescription.
Doctor:All these measures will not effect the use of K-cit syrup.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:Yes Doctor..
User:Thanks a lot
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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