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Suffering from cold. Suggest some effective medicine

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Hello doctor,
From last one week am suffering from cold, please suggest me medicines along with a best cough cyrup as early as possible

Posted Tue, 30 Oct 2012 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Anantharamakrishnan 27 minutes later

Thanks for your query...

Cough will benefit from dextromethorphan / nose bloc and running from phenylephrine / allergy from antihistamine - like chlorphenaramine - all of them are available as individual preparations and also in combination. The combination is convenient - one such example is CHERICOF. This can be taken as 2 sachets - 3 times a day. // Syrup is also available - 5 to 10 ML - 3 times a day // There are several other similar preparations available in the pharmacy. Please get it prescribed by your primary care physician.

Take care - the cough medicine and antihistamine can cause drowsiness in some / Beware of driving or handling machinery.

If the symptoms prolong beyond a week and/or sputum develops a XXXXXXX or yellow color - you may need antibiotic. / No need at present. / It is probably viral...

If still not recovered, may need investigations.

Wish you a speedy recovery.

Good luck.
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Thank you very much
Answered by Dr. Anantharamakrishnan 23 minutes later
Thank you XXXXXXX.

We are happy to know that we could be of satisfactory service.

Wishing a speedy recovery.

God bless you.

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