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Cold Symptoms

I have cold like symptoms;running nose, sneezing, and minor sore throat. What over-the-counter medication do you recommed that are pills ?
Fri, 29 Apr 2011
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Hi.. Your symptoms are suggestive of upper respiratory infection, or simple flu... You need paracetamol and antihistaminics.. These are available as sinarest tablets or dolo cold tablets.. You may use them once a day or twice a day.. Apart from these medications, warm salt water gargles or chlorhexidine mouth gargles is recommended thrice a day.. If you develop fever, you need antibiotics along with these medications.. It is equally important that you take care of your hydration and diet in such times.. See a doctor for a better care and advise..

Pediatrician Dr. Suryakanta Baraha's  Response
antipyretics like paracetamol and antihistaminics like levocetrizine and nasal decongestants.mantain proper hydration and good nutrition. if bacterial infection suspected then antibiotics can be added after prescription of a physician.
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Cold Symptoms

Hi.. Your symptoms are suggestive of upper respiratory infection, or simple flu... You need paracetamol and antihistaminics.. These are available as sinarest tablets or dolo cold tablets.. You may use them once a day or twice a day.. Apart from these medications, warm salt water gargles or chlorhexidine mouth gargles is recommended thrice a day.. If you develop fever, you need antibiotics along with these medications.. It is equally important that you take care of your hydration and diet in such times.. See a doctor for a better care and advise..