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Suffering with cough, cold and soar throat. Taking benadryl syrup. How to get rid of this problem?

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From past 2 days I'm suffering with cough, cold and soar throat. Initially it started with throat pain after that cold and cough. Currently I'm taking benadryl syrup.

Still I'm suffering with cough. What medicine I have to use to get rid of this problem ?
Posted Thu, 1 Nov 2012 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta 23 minutes later

Thanks for posting your query.

Most colds clear up within 1 week, but some last for as long as 2 weeks.

Continue with benadryl syrup.

Most sore throats that accompany colds are caused by viruses and will resolve.

Throat pain is often the same as those used to treat cold symptoms: drink plenty of fluids and get plenty of rest. For extremely sore throats, gargle with warm saline, drinking warm soup through a straw or sucking on ice chips.

One to two teaspoons of honey before bed worked as well as the leading conventional cough medicine ingredient (dextromethorphan).

Try some of these other sore throat pain-relieving tips:

Gargle with warm saline.
Use a humidifier.
Avoid smoke and other irritants.
Limit talking, which may lead to laryngitis.
Try a throat lozenge.
Drink lots of fluids.
Try ibuprofen or other pain relievers.
Suck on a frozen pop.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if you have any more concerns.

Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.

Wishing you good health.
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