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

149 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, post nasal drip and cough

Answered by
Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis

Internal Medicine Specialist

Practicing since :1999

Answered : 3552 Questions

Posted on Mon, 6 Mar 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: I am at the very "tail end " of a cold (just a blowing my nose twice a day and a slight cough from post nasal drip) can I get the flu shot now or should I wait?
I want to visit someone who is receiving "chemo". Are these symptoms indicative of my still being infected with the cold? Should I wait to visit her?
Thank you.
Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis 13 minutes later
Brief Answer:
if you don't have fever you can do the vaccine

Detailed Answer:

you can do the vaccine, if you don't have fever. There is no reason to wait.

Regarding your other question, you'd better avoid visiting an immunocompromised individual until the symptoms wear off. A progressively improving cough may last for up to 2 months after a 'cold'. This should not be a reason to avoid contact with other individuals but blowing your nose increases the risk for transmission, so you'd better wait until your nose feels normal again.

Kind Regards!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Post nasal drip

doctor1 MD

i had a FESS in july 2010 and been ill with yellow mucous from nose, pain in face, left eye throbs, and been on constant antibiotics over the past 7 months, a ct scan said i had disease of the left ethmoid before surgery, i had post nasal drip for a month and i am still now coughhing up yellow phlegm. i have seen the hospital registra over the past 2 months but now feel the antibiotics are not working, seen my gp today given augmentin, stopped the clarithromycin that i should be on 6 weeks, is there any other way of finding out my problems?

doctor1 MD

hi! im 18yrs. 165cm(height). 50kg(weight). I constantly had tonsillitis when i was much younger, then it stopped for a while. ths year, i had it again abt 3mnths ago. since then i'v been having post nasal drips, nd constant clearing of my throat. i'v been on antibiotics and antihistamines bt they didnt help. i had a chest was fine. then i had a sinus xray, nd i ws diagnosed with a slight case of sinusitis. wt could stop these postnasal drips, bcuz d antibiotics dnt seem to help?

doctor1 MD

have persistent heartburn for 3 days (sudden onset) and pretty heavy post nasal drip, with belching and loose stool at times... a little bit tired, almost like a "flu" type feeling. can breath no problem through both nostrils, and no fever. overall, feel "ok," but the heartburn won't go away. took an antacid that helps a little, but not a lot.

doctor1 MD

Hello Dr,
For the last 2 allergy seasons, I have been having what feels like post-nasal drip that leads to pain in my ears, ear fullness, and what feel like either a mass of mucus or inflammation at the FRONT of my throat (about an inch above where my collar-bone join). I try to swallow to make it go away, but it doesn't go away. I am also experiencing dizziness and a constant foul smell in my nose. There is no green or yellow mucus, but I have red bumps on the back of my throat and my tonsils look inflamed. What do you suggest?

doctor1 MD

I was treated for strep about a month ago. Still have lingering cough . Not bad, but still there. Could this be due to post nasal drip?

doctor1 MD

I had and was treated for strep. It has been a month, and I still have a lingering cough . Why is the cough hanging on? Have you had similar inquiries from other people?

doctor1 MD

HI, I seem to have a chest cold - in the morning a lot of mucus some yellow and Greene. then during the day a lot of dry cough . Now at night feel tight chest but can't cough anything out, but feel like something is there. so now the cough is dry....