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Suggest Treatment For Severe Cough And Cold Along With Sore Throat

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Posted on Mon, 31 Aug 2015
Question: Have had cough and cold for about a week.
- throat ache
- no persistent coughing, but have occasional sputum with cough
- dry, blocked nose, yellowish sputum
- NO headache, NO fever, NO other complaints.
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Answered by Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Suggestive of upper respiratory tract infection

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXX, Hi

I can understand your problem.
After having gone through your symptoms I am of the opinion that you have some sort of upper respiratory tract infection.

You may need a course of oral antibiotic (since you have a yellowish sputum) like Amoxicillin alone or with Clavulonic acid ( IF YOU ARE NOT ALLERGIC TO PENICILLINS) to be taken for at least 5-7 days.
Levocetrizine tablet for the symptomatic relief of dry and blocked nose, a steam inhalation can also be effective.
Frequently done lukewarm saline water gargle will give you relief from the throat ache.

Hope to have answered your query.

Should you need more clarification, please do not hesitate to ask.

Wishing you a very good health.
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Suggest Treatment For Severe Cough And Cold Along With Sore Throat

Brief Answer: Suggestive of upper respiratory tract infection Detailed Answer: Dear XXXX, Hi I can understand your problem. After having gone through your symptoms I am of the opinion that you have some sort of upper respiratory tract infection. You may need a course of oral antibiotic (since you have a yellowish sputum) like Amoxicillin alone or with Clavulonic acid ( IF YOU ARE NOT ALLERGIC TO PENICILLINS) to be taken for at least 5-7 days. Levocetrizine tablet for the symptomatic relief of dry and blocked nose, a steam inhalation can also be effective. Frequently done lukewarm saline water gargle will give you relief from the throat ache. Hope to have answered your query. Should you need more clarification, please do not hesitate to ask. Wishing you a very good health.