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Suggest treatment for severe cold and cough - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 30-Dec-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User:hi doctor
Doctor: Please proceed with your query.
User:i am suffering from severe cold and cough
User:from the last 3 days
User:i was in XXXXXXX and had food in hotel for3 days
User:after coming back to XXXXXXX cought this cold and cough
User:cough is coming out of my throat and nose
User:what medication would you suggest/advise
User:i am unable to do my regular work because of this
User:severe headache also
User:weather in XXXXXXX is cold
Doctor:What colour is the cough mucous?
User:it is green or yellow
Doctor:Has it been green since first day?
User:i am also unable to sleep properly
User:i have not taken any medicine
Doctor:Do you have fever too?
User:did gargles in hte morning with bitadin syrup
User:no fever
Doctor:Do you smoke?
User:normally i don't drink - occassional drinks in party/conference
User:i had 3/4 pegs when I was in XXXXXXX with ice cubes
Doctor:I think you will need antibiotics
User:which one and what dose
Doctor:It is presciption medicine
User:can you please can share name of medicine
Doctor:I would have suggested a cephalosporin
Doctor:like cefixime
User:how many tablets in a day and for how many days?
Doctor:two times a day
Doctor:but i would suggest that you see a doctor for antibiotics
User:any other general medicine which you would recommend?
User:apart from Antibiotics?
Doctor:rest you can take an antiallergic like cetirizine two times a day
User:ok thanks
User:any other preventive measure so that it should not aggravate
User:in eating things/liquid?
Doctor:for headache brufen 200 mg 2 times a day
Doctor:coffee tea helps
Doctor:you can take normal diet
Doctor:spicy foods help as expectorant
User:i normally take milk in the morning - is it recommneded to avoid this?
User:rice should be avoided?
User:similarly curd?
Doctor:Curd can be avoided
Doctor:no need to avoid rice
Doctor:Milk can be avoided as such
User:ok thanks for your advise and I shall also see a doctor.
User:wish you a happy and nice weekend.
User:thanks once again
Doctor:Thanks for coming on chat
Doctor:Wish you good health
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