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Suggest treatment for cold and dry cough

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Hi,

I am 28 yr old female
I have been suffering from cold from 3days..
I used livocitrigen..but no luck..cold still persists
Now i have a dry cough and throat pain as well

I am doing XXXXXXX warm water googling

Pls advise some medication
Posted Sat, 16 Aug 2014 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
 
 
Answered by Dr. Deepashree 28 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Upper respiratory tract infection.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thanks for your query.
In my opinion, you might be having upper respiratory tract infection.
If I were your treating doctor, I would have prescribed anti inflammatory medicines like paracetamol + diclofenac combination drugs twice daily for 3 to 5 days along with antihistamines tablet like loratidine with ambroxol combination tablet twice daily for 5 days.
These are usually over the counter drugs.
Continue hot saline gargle.
If symptoms persists after 3 days of treatment ,then I would suggest you to take penicillin antibiotics for 5 days. These are prescription medicines, so I advice you to consult with the doctor and get treated.
Do steam inhalation.
Avoid oily, cold foods, curds, citrus fruits.
Drink warm water.
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