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Suggest Treatment For Fever And Cold

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Posted on Sat, 15 Oct 2016
Question: down with fever and cold from past 2 days. it is 11:30pm at night. no hospital nearby. what to do?
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Answered by Dr. Sandip Kabra (15 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
try some over the counter symptomatic treatment.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to health care magic,

I have read your query,

Cold and fever symptoms are likely due to viral infection like sinusitis or allergic rhinitis.

Since you are unable to see some nearby doctor or hospital, I would suggest you to try some over the counter symptomatic treatment.

1) Take Anti-pyretic drugs (like paracetamol or combiflam tablets) twice or thrice daily (but not more than 4 tablets per day) for your fever which are available over the counter.

2) Antihistamines like levocetrizine 10 mg (brand name L-Dio 1) twice daily for cold and if you have runny nose.

3) Steam inhalation with warm salt water gargles (if throat pain) will certainly help for symptomatic relief from cold.

4) Antibiotics will not require here since cold is mostly due to viral infection.

Hope this will help you.

Thanks and Regards,

Dr.Sandip Kabra
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Suggest Treatment For Fever And Cold

Brief Answer: try some over the counter symptomatic treatment. Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to health care magic, I have read your query, Cold and fever symptoms are likely due to viral infection like sinusitis or allergic rhinitis. Since you are unable to see some nearby doctor or hospital, I would suggest you to try some over the counter symptomatic treatment. 1) Take Anti-pyretic drugs (like paracetamol or combiflam tablets) twice or thrice daily (but not more than 4 tablets per day) for your fever which are available over the counter. 2) Antihistamines like levocetrizine 10 mg (brand name L-Dio 1) twice daily for cold and if you have runny nose. 3) Steam inhalation with warm salt water gargles (if throat pain) will certainly help for symptomatic relief from cold. 4) Antibiotics will not require here since cold is mostly due to viral infection. Hope this will help you. Thanks and Regards, Dr.Sandip Kabra