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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can help you?
User :   Hi Doctor. I have running nose since morning. Have taken 1 vitamin C (500mg) please advise if i shud take another tablet or anything else that i can do
Doctor :   Vit C are proven to work
Doctor :   You can take once day
Doctor :   You can also take symptomatic medications . Coldact 1 tab two times a will relieve the congestion in nose.
Doctor :   During the acute stage of the cold, when fever is present, the patient should abstain from all solid foods and only drink fruit and vegetable juices, diluted with water.
Doctor :   After the acute symptoms are over, the patient can gradually embark upon a well-balanced diet, consisting of seeds, nuts, grains, vegetables, and fruits.
Doctor :   t is advisable to avoid meat, fish, eggs, cheese, and starchy foods.
User :   I have running nose. No congestion
Doctor :   In cold, Blood vessels are dilated and there is inflamation which cause runny nose
Doctor :   Even though you may not have nose block the congestion will be there. That means mucosa is swollen with water. If you reduce inflammation it will give relief.
Doctor :   Ginger is another excellent remedy for colds and coughs. About ten grams of ginger should be cut into small pieces and boiled in a cup of water. It should then be strained and half a teaspoon of sugar added to it. This decoction should be drunk when hot.
Doctor :   It will take 5-7 days to get relief from cold in spite of being on all measures.
Doctor :   Do you follow me?
User :   ya. thanks a lot
User :   take care
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting us
Doctor :   bye
User :   bye
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