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Medication for common cold. Can I take cold tablets? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 08-Jun-2013
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User:Hi Doctor...
Doctor:how can I help you
User:i am suffering from cold for past 2 days, with little cough...
User:please kindly assist me, shll i go for cold tablets
Doctor:No there is no need
Doctor:You can take steam inhalation twice daily
Doctor:put otrivin nasal drops 2-3 times daily
Doctor:If the ccough increases, you can take tablet cetrizine 10 mg once daily
Doctor:this can be taken for 2-3 days
Doctor:and drink some ginger-tulsi tea
Doctor:that should be sufficient
Doctor:its due to the weather
Doctor:keeping yourself warm should also help
User:ok doctor, i will follow your advise, as given above.....
User:throat irritation also there
Doctor:the steam and tea will help
Doctor:this will persist for 5-6 days
Doctor:after that your body should be able to take care of this on its own
User:ok doctor...
Doctor:is there anything else I can help with?
User:Nothing else doctor...
User:thanks you doctor
Doctor:thanks for consulting me
Doctor:Merry Xmas
User:Wish u happy christmas & new year u too...
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