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Suggest Treatment For Dry Cough, Scratchy Throat And Congestion

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Posted on Wed, 19 Oct 2016
Question: scratchy throat yesterday, couldn't sleep last night from total head congestion....today achey cheeks, head, throat, and teeth.....stuffy head and dry cough....extremely tired.....heavy eyes
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Answered by Dr. Harish Naik (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
requires only symptomatic treatment,

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome
I have gone through your query.

Common cause of sore throat is viruses and are self Limiting illness only symptomatic treatment is required.

Presently, I would suggest you to drink plenty of water especially warm water. Warm salt water gargling 3 to 4 times a day. Sucking lozenges like Strepsil or Cofsil will be beneficial. You can ask the drug store for lozanges, different brand may be available at your place, it will serve the purpose of soothing your throat and reducing your symptom. You can take table spoon of honey with warm water every morning. Warm salt water gargling three to four time a day. Steam inhalation with few drops of eucalyptus oil in it, 3 to four times a day. Tablet ricofast plus contains [Paracetamol (500 mg), Pseudoephedrine (60 mg), Triprolidine (2.5 mg], three times daily for three days. you can ask for other brand with similar contents at your place.
With this measures your symptoms should reduce.

This provisional advice provided by me is based entirely on the input provided to me. I would suggest examination by the doctor.

I hope this suggestion might be of some help to you. Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.

Take care.

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Suggest Treatment For Dry Cough, Scratchy Throat And Congestion

Brief Answer: requires only symptomatic treatment, Detailed Answer: Hi Welcome I have gone through your query. Common cause of sore throat is viruses and are self Limiting illness only symptomatic treatment is required. Presently, I would suggest you to drink plenty of water especially warm water. Warm salt water gargling 3 to 4 times a day. Sucking lozenges like Strepsil or Cofsil will be beneficial. You can ask the drug store for lozanges, different brand may be available at your place, it will serve the purpose of soothing your throat and reducing your symptom. You can take table spoon of honey with warm water every morning. Warm salt water gargling three to four time a day. Steam inhalation with few drops of eucalyptus oil in it, 3 to four times a day. Tablet ricofast plus contains [Paracetamol (500 mg), Pseudoephedrine (60 mg), Triprolidine (2.5 mg], three times daily for three days. you can ask for other brand with similar contents at your place. With this measures your symptoms should reduce. This provisional advice provided by me is based entirely on the input provided to me. I would suggest examination by the doctor. I hope this suggestion might be of some help to you. Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries. Take care.