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Self care for cold, fever, cough and running nose - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Iam.Dr.XXXXX
Doctor :   Please post your query
User :   Hi doctor
User :   I am male 32 years of age and am suffering from cold and running nose
User :   I also have slight temparature and there is intermittent cough
Doctor :   Since when you have this?
User :   I have this since yesterday
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Did you try any medicines?
Doctor :   Did you take some home remedies?
User :   Yes i did try a Dcold total
Doctor :   ok
User :   this was around 12 noon and am still feeling the same
Doctor :   Do you have throat pain?
User :   No i dont have throat pain but i have little cough
User :   yesterday night i did cough but it was ok after some time
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you smoke?
Doctor :   Do you have any allergy?
User :   my eyes are also little drowsy.
User :   NO i have never smoked and dont have any allergy
Doctor :   What you can do is try some home remedies first
User :   yes sir
Doctor :   very good'
User :   please let me know
Doctor :   like taking steam with karvol plus capsules
User :   sure sir
User :   anything else
Doctor :   break the capsule pour it in to either your hand kerchief or hot water and inhale
User :   i also had milk with turmeric ( haldi) yesterday
Doctor :   take dcold thrice a day
User :   sure sir
Doctor :   beware of slight sedation
Doctor :   dont drive your vehicle
Doctor :   if you feel sedated
User :   ok sir
Doctor :   then try gargling with salt water
Doctor :   thrice a day
Doctor :   take plenty of hot water
User :   shud i drink hot water
Doctor :   since you lose lots of water by rhinitis
Doctor :   yes mild hot
Doctor :   citrus fruits are rich in vit c and helps to fight cold
Doctor :   avoid spicy and oily food for sometime
Doctor :   take rest if you can
Doctor :   avoid air conditioned rooms for 1- 2 days
Doctor :   if you can
User :   thanks a lot
Doctor :   Garlic soup is an old remedy to reduce the severity of a cold, and should be taken once daily. The soup can be prepared by boiling three or four cloves of chopped garlic in a cup of water
Doctor :   Ginger is another excellent remedy for colds and coughs.
Doctor :   Turmeric is an effective remedy for colds and throat irritations. Half a teaspoon of fresh turmeric powder mixed in 30 ml of warm milk, and taken once or twice daily, is a useful prescription for these conditions
Doctor :   Regular intake of vitamin C-75 mg for adults and 35 mg for children-will prevent the common cold.
Doctor :   It is advisable to avoid meat, fish, eggs, cheese, and starchy foods for some time
Doctor :   So hope you understood all
Doctor :   Try all these simple home remedies first
User :   Yes sir
Doctor :   if you still have fever after 3 days
Doctor :   you need to get a physical examination
User :   i will let you know in case symptoms persists
Doctor :   to get an antibiotic
Doctor :   if required
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting........
User :   Thanks a lot
Doctor :   Nice talking to you..............
Doctor :   Take care................
User :   Same sir for your help.....
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