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Running nose and cough. Taken erythromycin. Why has it not helped? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 30-May-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Practicing since : 2002
Answered : 106 Questions
Doctor:How are you doing?
User:I am not doing very well
User:Been down with running nose and cough since 9 days
Doctor:Have you taken any medication or anything?
User:had taken erthromycin course but hasnthelped
Doctor:Actually, Erythromycin wouldnt help
Doctor:Its allergic as the weather is changing
Doctor:So there are a few things you can do
Doctor:Take steam inhalation twice a day
Doctor:Secondly, you can take Tablet cetrizine 10 mg once daily
Doctor:If this doesnt help, you can see a physician and ask about a drug called Allegra
Doctor:Main drug is fexofenadine
User:ok, how about for cough?
Doctor:This will help for cough as well
Doctor:For the running nose, you can put Otrivin nasal drops
User:allegra or fexofenadine?
Doctor:3-4 times a day
Doctor:Yes, even cetrizine will help
Doctor:So first try cetrizine
Doctor:If its doesnt help
Doctor:see a physician and ask for allegra
User:ok..i have a 5 month old infant whom i am breastfeeding...will any of the medication affect?
Doctor:Its safe
User:ok thanks
Doctor:I think you should be good soon
User::-) thank you
Doctor:Did you take erythromycin on your own or was it prescribed?
User:i took it on my own
Doctor:Dont take it on your own
Doctor:It would make you resistant to antibiotics in the future
User:ok will keep in mind
Doctor:Its becoming a big problem these days, antibiotic resistance
Doctor:I think these things should help and you should be ok soon
Doctor:Also, keep yourself warm
Doctor:So if you have been in an AC room and are stepping out
Doctor:Switch off the AC for some time and then step out
User:yes unfortunately in office, one cant help it
Doctor:and if you're going into a colder place
Doctor:like your office
Doctor:Wear a jacket at most times
Doctor:especially when you're entering or leaving
User:yes that would be good
Doctor:That should help a lot
Doctor:and tulsi tea
Doctor:especially the organics india tulsi green tea
Doctor:really helps in these condition
Doctor:Thats it I think
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with?
User:no thats it...thanks again
Doctor:Take care
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