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Suggest treatment for cold and cough in an elderly person

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Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

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Posted on Wed, 30 May 2018 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: I am 73 years old had my flu shot and both pneumonia shots but caught this cold I have a cough which brings up a lot of pleghm I am continually coughing up mucus and need to know if there is something to take for it.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 42 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No need to worry much for this.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
This kind of symptoms can be seen after respiratory vaccines (flu and pneumococcal).
So no need to worry much for these symptoms.
Drink plenty of fluids orally.
Do warm water gargles 5-6 times a day.
No need to take any medication for these symptoms.
Don't worry, you will be alright with all these in 2-3 days.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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