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Suggest treatment for throat pain, congestion and tiredness

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Dr. Prasad

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Posted on Fri, 10 Mar 2017 in Internal Doctor Category
Question: My daughter has throat pain, cold congestion and tiredness for few days. Today she said has some body pain also. taking T Alerfast M and Sino Nasal Spary. and steam also. Pls advise
Answered by Dr. Prasad 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Continue medications...

Detailed Answer:

Is she running fever?
Does she able to swallow food / liquids? Any vomiting / loose stools?

The current set of symptoms are pointing towards a viral flu infection. This is a self resolving condition and will heal with symptomatic medications. She is started on appropriate symptomatic medications. I would add warm gargles using disprin tablets (disprin tablet mixed in warm glass of water) for added benefits.

If symptoms doesn't resolve despite 3 days of medication or if they worsen, she should be started on antibiotics.

In addition to aforementioned options, I will recommend soft, less spicy food; plenty of fruits and vegetables; adequate sleep/rest.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you need clarifications.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Prasad 6 hours later
Hi, answer to your query,
Yes, she has fever and pain while swallowing food but no vomiting - Yesterday night she had shivering and had fever @101F.
she had mild fever last week with throat pain, that time we have given paracetamol two times only and she was ok from fever but had congestion, then we have started T Alerfast M and Sino Nasal Spray.
Answered by Dr. Prasad 24 hours later
Brief Answer:
Start antibiotics...

Detailed Answer:

Apologies for the late reply. I was away from internet for a while. Now in view of high grade fever, shivering as well as painful swallowing chances of bacterial infection seems high. ideally would start her on antibiotics - either amoxicillin or cefixime for 5 days. it would be better that she visits a physician who can examine her throat and confirms my suspicion. If needed a throat swab could be done before starting antibiotics.

Encourage her to drink fluids. Give her soft and bland diet which is easily palatable. Continue her current medications. You may add paracetamol whenever she gets fever. Rest will help her towards recovery.

Hope this helps her and she recovers soon.

Thank you
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