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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Can I take cough syrup for cold, fever and cough?

Hi...I m Shatrughna 32 years old, I am having cold from last 14 years, 24X7 I am suffering from cold through nose. Have taken many medicines cough syrup and visited many doctors. If I eat anything cold like ice cream I fell down from much cold and fever. Please tell me any solution..
Mon, 23 Mar 2015
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Thank you for asking HCM.
I have gone through your query. Your problem can be due to allergic rhinitis. It can be treated properly. It is better to have an examination with otorhinolaryngologist ( ENT specialist) to rule out the condition. Taking antihistamines and mast cell stabilzers for long term will be helpful. Corticosteroid nasal sprays like fluticasone is also prescribed for this condition. But the best treatment is avoid exposure from causative factors. If cold drinks or ice cream irritates better to avoid it. Cough syrup if contains antihistamines like chlorpheniramine then it will give you some relief by taking.
Hope this may help you. Let me know if anything not clear.
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