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Does intake of Z-pack help in treating upper respiratory infection?

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Posted on Wed, 11 May 2016
Question: Hi I have had upper respiratory symptoms the last 2 days. My symptoms are aches, chills, non-productive cough and low grade temperature. I am a nurse and listened to my lungs with assist and they are clear. I have to make a trip in 3 days to care for my elderly parents and need to be healthy. Z-pack has always worked for me to get on the road to recovery, can this be ordered for me on-line? This is what I've been told by other people. I appreciate your time. XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (23 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Do warm water gargles 5-6 times a day, along with drugs.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Along with drugs you are taking, you should also does following things for better symptomatic relief.
1. Do warm water gargles 5-6 times a day. Do steam inhalation 4-5 times a day.
2. Also take antihistamine and anti inflammatory drug combination .
3. Drink plenty of fluids orally and keep yourself hydrated.
4. Avoid oily and spicy food. Avoid hard to chew food.
Don't worry, you will be alright with all these.
Once this episode is over, take annual Influenza vaccine to prevent recurrent cold.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (5 minutes later)
Been doing the above suggestions. Am in somewhat of a hurry to get better, well maybe I'll go visit urgent care Sunday, even tho I just paid $15 to not get what I need from this web site.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (24 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, you are I in hurry.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your concern.
You are having viral infection. And usual time for recovery in viral infection is 7-10 days.
So you are in a hurry.
Sorry to say but this much time is needed by body today overcome viral infection.
In my opinion, you should continue allergy these and you will mostly improve in 7-10 days.
Hope I have solved your query. If you are not having further queries, then please close the conversation and rate my answer.
You can ask me directly on bit.ly/askdrkaushalbhavsar.
Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Does intake of Z-pack help in treating upper respiratory infection?

Brief Answer: Do warm water gargles 5-6 times a day, along with drugs. Detailed Answer: Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic. I can understand your concern. Along with drugs you are taking, you should also does following things for better symptomatic relief. 1. Do warm water gargles 5-6 times a day. Do steam inhalation 4-5 times a day. 2. Also take antihistamine and anti inflammatory drug combination . 3. Drink plenty of fluids orally and keep yourself hydrated. 4. Avoid oily and spicy food. Avoid hard to chew food. Don't worry, you will be alright with all these. Once this episode is over, take annual Influenza vaccine to prevent recurrent cold. Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.