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Suggest treatment for severe cold, post-nasal drip, body pain and congestion

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Posted on Thu, 17 Dec 2015
Question: I have a bad cold, post nasal drip, sore throat, aches, runny nose with congestion. Im nervous because I'm flying tomorrow, two very long flights.
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Answered by Dr. Saad Sultan (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Aoid cold exposue , drink hot fluids and meet ENT surgeon

Detailed Answer:
Welcome at HCM
I have gone through your query and being your physician I completely understand your health concerns.
Are you running temperature? Do you have headache?
Based upon the history it seem that you have got common cold associated with sinusitis (infection of the sinus). You may need to seek ENT advice for proper management. If I am your attending physician I will definitely prescribe you antibiotics from penicillin group along with antiallergic medications like cetrizine. Nasal decongesants sprays and pain killers like acetaminophen are very helpful in this setting.
Apart from this , you should really avoid exposure to cold and wear face mask . Do regular saline gargles three times a day coupled with hot fluids like coffee. It has got soothing effect on throat and helps you relieve symptoms.
Take the medicine before flight and use hot coffee during flight. It will really help you a lot.
Hope your query is adequately addressed , if you still have any feel free to ask
May you get well soon I wish you a safe journey ahead.
Regards
Dr Saad

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Saad Sultan (21 minutes later)
Can you prescribe the medication for me?
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Answered by Dr. Saad Sultan (16 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
steam inhalation, hot fluids , do saline gargles.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome at HCM
I really appreciate your follow up .
In order to establish a diagnosis it is must to correlate clinically the history . Based upon the history provided, if I am your attending physician i will prescribe you following for five days.
Tab. Augmentin 625mg two times a day for 7 days
Tab . PANADOL CF two times day(after food) for 3 -5 days
XYNOCINE nasal spray three times a day for 7 days
Avoid cold exposure and do saline gargles three times a day . Steam inhalation at bed time will help you a lot. Also put on Face mask while going out to minimize the risk of getting another source of infection . Avoid sitting directly under air conditioner.

Hope your query is adequately addressed. if you still have any feel free to ask

Regards'
Dr XXXXXXX
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Brief Answer: Aoid cold exposue , drink hot fluids and meet ENT surgeon Detailed Answer: Welcome at HCM I have gone through your query and being your physician I completely understand your health concerns. Are you running temperature? Do you have headache? Based upon the history it seem that you have got common cold associated with sinusitis (infection of the sinus). You may need to seek ENT advice for proper management. If I am your attending physician I will definitely prescribe you antibiotics from penicillin group along with antiallergic medications like cetrizine. Nasal decongesants sprays and pain killers like acetaminophen are very helpful in this setting. Apart from this , you should really avoid exposure to cold and wear face mask . Do regular saline gargles three times a day coupled with hot fluids like coffee. It has got soothing effect on throat and helps you relieve symptoms. Take the medicine before flight and use hot coffee during flight. It will really help you a lot. Hope your query is adequately addressed , if you still have any feel free to ask May you get well soon I wish you a safe journey ahead. Regards Dr Saad