Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

151 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Suggest treatment for cold and cough

Answered by
Dr. Deepashree

ENT Specialist

Practicing since :2004

Answered : 937 Questions

Posted on Tue, 2 Sep 2014 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: I have got cold since yesterday afternoon and the phlem seems to be going in the throat which will also lead to caugh. I have very weak immunity for flu and infections can get v v severe. Only 30 days back, I had a severe infection and I had consulted at Medanta in XXXXXXX and I have been taking Vitamin C supplement as well for a month. I took one Crocin cold & flu tablet yesterday night (and also steam with vicks) and one tablet at 3:15 p.m. today (as I was sleeping till 2 p.m. today). I want to desperately avoid my infection getting worse as it then gets out of control. I am thinking to take another Crocin cold and flu at 7:15 p.m and then Alaspan at 10 p.m. before sleeping. I am also mentioning below medication prescribed last time when the flue was v sever and I had to take leave for 5 days with 104 fever for 2 days.
Kindly advise

Prescription – taken one month back
Antibiotic is Advent for 5 days twice a day (guess this is v strong medicine)
plus Alaspan for 10 days at night
plus Calpol 500 mg for 2 days thrice a day
plus gargles, steam
Answered by Dr. Deepashree 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
viral flu.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thanks for your query.
In my opinion, you are having cold and cough since yesterday.
More so it looks like viral flu.
If I were your treating doctor, I would have prescribed antihistamines + mucolytics combination drugs for 5 to 7 days.
All these are prescription medicines, hence I would advise you to consult with the doctor.
Do steam inhalation. Avoid oily and cold items.
I don't think you have any infections, so you don't need any antibiotics.
Take vitamin supplement for 1 to 3 months to build in your immunity.
Hope my answers have helped you. Pleased to help you further. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
Follow up: Dr. Deepashree 14 minutes later
Would still request if you could advise some medicine as I won't have time to go to doctor tomorrow and today is Sunday
Answered by Dr. Deepashree 11 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Not advisable to prescribe medicine online.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thanks for your follow up query.
It is not advisable to prescribe medicine online.
But still, as you can't get any doctor today, I would advise you to same drugs which you took 1 month ago.
Tab . alas pan -am tablet twice a day.
Croc in tablet if you have headache and fever.
Hopefully these medicines may help you.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Drug/Medication ,   ,  

Recent questions on  Calpol

doctor1 MD

My 1 year old baby is suffering from high fever 104F. We have given him calpol but it was not decreasing. When we consulted a pediatrician he suggested to give Meftal-P..but some of my friends suggested me not to give Meftal as it has bad effect on kidney...but, already i started the dosage....kindly advice me....waiting for your kind reply...."

doctor1 MD

9 year old daughter noticing small wet patches in her pants before urinating. Urine is not cloudy, bloody or smelly. Had sharp itense pain in left hand side of her tummy, was tender to touch and crying with pain. Gave calpol, which has eased the pain considerably. Could she have an urine infection?

doctor1 MD

My 4 year old has a fever, chills, swollen glands and cold hands and feet and headache from time to time. Have given her calpol and ibuprofen, temp reduces then for a few hours but glands still making neck hurt. This has started since Friday afternoon. She seems fine in herself after medicine has taken effect but feels bad again when temp starts to rise.

doctor1 MD

Hello Doctor, About 10 days ago I got fever along with severe cold and throat pain. I took the usual Calpol and Levo Citrezine to control fever and cold, after 4-5 days the fever subsided but since yesterday the cold and soar throat is back again....

doctor1 MD

I’ve given my child too much calpol a double dose, will she be ok? She’s 20 Months old and a good healthy weight however I don’t know her weight exactly.... she’s teething . Dad gave her one dose of 5ml, and I came home from work and gave her...

doctor1 MD

My son, 11 months old is getting fever on and off for past 5 days. initial 3 days, fever would go upto 103. Last two days, it is going upto 101 or so. After Calpol , it comes down. There is no vomitting. There is cold and nose is blocked. What...