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Suggest treatment for head cold, runny nose and mild cough

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Dr. Saddiq Ulabidin

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Posted on Fri, 20 Jul 2018 in General Health
Question: Feel like a head cold, runny nose, mild cough, and noise in ears constant

Been taking cold tablets and night time cold medicine with some relief
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Answered by Dr. Saddiq Ulabidin 31 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Seems like upper respiratory tract infection and may need antibiotics

Detailed Answer:
Hi! Welcome to Healthcaremagic. Thanks for sharing your concerns with us. We will try to help you in best way possible. First of all it's sad to know what you had been going through lately.

Based on the history you have shared, it seems like you are having an acute attack of upper respiratory tract infection. It may need a course of oral antibiotics like coamoxiclav or azithromycin.

Oral anti histamines like cetrizine or loratidine alongwith OTC analgesics like acetaminophen or Ibuprofen will help.

Nasal decongestants may be used and steam inhalations as well as XXXXXXX warm saline water gargles will be beneficial.

Avoid sour or greasy diets and fizzy drinks. Also avoid direct exposure to cold and keep yourself warm. Taking warm beverages will also help.

If symptoms persist, X-ray PNS, cultures and ENT specialist review may be needed.

Wishing you a speedy recovery. Hope this has answered your query. If you have any questions please feel free to ask. Regards
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