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Suggest medication for sore throat,cough and cold

hi i ve been on these tablets since december 20mg a day,for 6 weeks now i ve been suffering with a sore throat ,cough cold acheing everywhere and just generally not feeling well.also abit weepy and very tired,i ve been to the docs,2 times and was told to take parcetamol
Thu, 31 Dec 2020
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Hello,

You are having sore throat and cold, and you are taking paracetamol. You are suggested to rinse and gargle your throat with warm salt water 3-4 times a day. You can take antihistamines for relieve. Since you are having body ache, take rest. Take semi solid food like khichri, porridge, custard, oats meal.

To reduce cough, you can take a course of antibiotics like Azithromycin or Augmentin. If it is pharyngitis it will get better faster. However, you should get your throat examined by an ENT, get swab, sputum tests and imaging tests done to detect possibility of laryngitis, tonsillitis, etc. To relieve body ache, you can take Naproxen or Combiflam, one SOS when required. Give voice rest. Talk less.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician
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Suggest medication for sore throat,cough and cold

Hello, You are having sore throat and cold, and you are taking paracetamol. You are suggested to rinse and gargle your throat with warm salt water 3-4 times a day. You can take antihistamines for relieve. Since you are having body ache, take rest. Take semi solid food like khichri, porridge, custard, oats meal. To reduce cough, you can take a course of antibiotics like Azithromycin or Augmentin. If it is pharyngitis it will get better faster. However, you should get your throat examined by an ENT, get swab, sputum tests and imaging tests done to detect possibility of laryngitis, tonsillitis, etc. To relieve body ache, you can take Naproxen or Combiflam, one SOS when required. Give voice rest. Talk less. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician