Suggest treatment for persistent cough with congestion in nose and chest

Posted on Thu, 4 Feb 2016 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: Hello Doctor,
A few days ago, I had a persistent cough coupled with congestion and completely stuffed up. The cough and stuffed up nose and chest went away, but the back pains remains. The upper and midback for the past week has continued to ache. Based upon symptoms, what could this be ?

Answered by Dr. Muhammad Hanif 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
From Persistent Coughing, it is muscular spasm and exhaustion!!!

Detailed Answer:
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I have thoroughly reviewed health query you raised, and well realize all of those concerns. Being your physician, I will take care all of them today and will extend my expertise to solve the problems.

You had got respiratory tract infection and due to that you also had severe and persistent cough. Cough involves the respiratory and accessory muscles (ribs muscles, diaphragm, abdominal muscles etc).

You need to apply VOLTAREN GEL on the affected area, massage it gently and apply heat pad on it for better outcome.
Take rest for a couple of days and restrict movements as much as you easily can.
Take steam inhalation for soothing and easy respiration.
Apply ThermaCare HeatWraps on the affected and painful areas. It is a magical soothing product the quenches the pains and gives a fast recovery.
Take one multivitamin daily after breakfast.
Take proper healthy diet and plenty of clean drinking water.
Take Oral ACETAMINOPHEN after meals as per need for pain and discomfort.

If nothing seems to be helping after observing the treatment options you got, consult a Physician in person for thorough evaluation and if needed they may go for an MRI test. MRI will show if there is any defect in the backbone/spine.

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