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What causes severe cough, occasional fever and stuffy nose?

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Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha

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Posted on Mon, 6 Jun 2016 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: severe cough, occasional fever, stuffy nose.
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Seems to be a viral infection.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query. It seems that you have a viral infection. Antibiotics are ineffective in viral infections. Take steam inhalation twice or thrice daily as well as some antiallergic like cetirizine once daily for a few days and that will take care of the stuffy nose and cough. Take paracetamol or acetaminophen (as required) to bring down the fever, when present.

Please be patient. It may take 5-7 days for recovery.

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