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Is it ok to take paracetamol for cold and cough ?

i.m 28 yrs old and suffering cold and cough from 8 days and sometime feel fever and took 2 days paracetamol. now due to heavy cough is coming sometime feel fever and used to take 1 paracetamol. is it okay or what should i do? please suggest me
Wed, 4 May 2011
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Hi,

Thanks for your query...

As you have been suffering from cold for a week and you have taken OTC drugs... Till your symptoms have not subsided...

So maybe there is secondary bacterial infection...
Its better you consult your doctor... He may prescribe you some antibiotics...
That should take care of your problem...

Meanwhile... Drink only boiled and cooled water...

I hope this answers you query... If you have any follow up queries, i can answer them too...

Wish you a speedy recovery...

Thank You,

Yours,
Dr.Tulasi Raman.P
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