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Suggest treatment for cold and cough

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Posted on Thu, 17 Dec 2015
Question: I've been suffering from cold and cough since past one week. Please suggest an effective remedy
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Answered by Dr. Prasad (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Symptomatic treatment with antihistamine and steam inhalatio

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Cold and cough may be secondary to a viral illness, sinus inflammation or allergic cause. The cause can be determined only through detailed clinical history, physical examination and evaluation.

At this point, I will recommend you start steam inhalation 3-4 times per day along with over the counter antihistamine like tab cetrizine 10mg one at night for 3 days. You may also consider a cough syrup like Syp Tus Q 1 tsp three times a day.

Drink warm fluids. Ginger preparation such as ginger tea may help to some extent.

If you don't get better with these remedies or if you feel it worsening or incase you start fever, visit your local physician. You might need a course of antibiotic after the initial evaluation.

Hope this helps. Wish you speedy recovery.

Regards
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Brief Answer: Symptomatic treatment with antihistamine and steam inhalatio Detailed Answer: Hi, Cold and cough may be secondary to a viral illness, sinus inflammation or allergic cause. The cause can be determined only through detailed clinical history, physical examination and evaluation. At this point, I will recommend you start steam inhalation 3-4 times per day along with over the counter antihistamine like tab cetrizine 10mg one at night for 3 days. You may also consider a cough syrup like Syp Tus Q 1 tsp three times a day. Drink warm fluids. Ginger preparation such as ginger tea may help to some extent. If you don't get better with these remedies or if you feel it worsening or incase you start fever, visit your local physician. You might need a course of antibiotic after the initial evaluation. Hope this helps. Wish you speedy recovery. Regards