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Runny nose, headache, fever, cough with chest pains. Coldact not effective. Remedy? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 19-Mar-2013
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User:I have heavy cold for last 3 to 4 days
Doctor:do u have any nose blocks, runny nose, headache, fever, cough, chest pain etc ?
User:little runny nose, mild headache, fever, mild cough - all these i have
User:My right chest pains sometimes, but not for last 2 days.
Doctor:are u taking any medications ?
User:i have taken 2 times coldact on sunday, thats all
Doctor:you can take DISPRIN Tab 2-3 times a day, to relive all the symptoms and inflammation
Doctor:Himalaya Cough syrup can be taken 5 ml 3 times a day
User:can i take it during office hours
Doctor:in addition, take Vicks or Strepsils , cough lozenges as and when u ahve cough, to prevent throat irritation
Doctor:yes, you can take them anytime
Doctor:in addition, try to do some steam inhalation and saline gargling 3-4 times daily
User:wat abt that chest pain, i am getting
Doctor:take adequate rest to help in quick recovery
Doctor:does the pain come even at rest, or only on coughing ?
User:not only on coughing, i am getting generally.
Doctor:do u happen to have, any greenish sputum ?
Doctor:Are u there ?
Doctor:in case , you happen to have it, it is likely that you may be having sinus infection
Doctor:and in such a case a course of antibiotics , for a few days might be necessary
User:wat antbiotics should i take
Doctor:hence you should consult with your doctor, who will examine you and prescribe proper antibiotics .
Doctor:antibiotics are scheduled drugs which cannot be suggested or prescribed online , as it is illegal
Doctor:I hope you understood my suggestions
User:should i take any medicine for fever.
Doctor:Disprin tab, will help to reduce the fever
User:ok ok, thank you
Doctor:in case, it is very high, you can take a crocin tab, in addition to that
Doctor:You are very welcome
User:ok Thank you so much for all your suggestions.
Doctor:take care and have a good day
User:thank u, by and wish u d same.
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