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Suggest remedy for fever, cough and nasal congestion

fever(about 101 f) with cold from last 4 days,nasal congestion,already taking combination of ibuprofen 400mg+paracetamol 500mg+levocetrizine without any improvement in the symptoms , A holiday trip is planned from the 18th to 30th before hand . my son has also devoloped a little cough with a little running nose and 99.8 F fever continuously from last 2 days.
Thu, 1 Oct 2020
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Hi,

Both Father and son getting similar symptoms although milder in son can be due to the following reasons:
- Viral fever causing sore throat, fever and constitutional symptoms.
- Better to take Ibuprofen and Paracetamol separately and cetirizine not as a combined medicine as the doses and duration are different for these medicines.
- The combination limits the frequency with which every medicine is o be take,
- Take rest.
- Use nasal drops such as Otrivin for nasal decongestion.
- Your son also may need similar treatment but the doses will depend upon the age and weight of your son.
- Steam inhalation.
- Complete the course till cured.
- Plenty of warm liquids. to maintain hydration.
- I hope you both will recover fast and enjoy the outing as planned.

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

Regards,
Dr. T. Chandrakant, ENT & General Surgeon
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Suggest remedy for fever, cough and nasal congestion

Hi, Both Father and son getting similar symptoms although milder in son can be due to the following reasons: - Viral fever causing sore throat, fever and constitutional symptoms. - Better to take Ibuprofen and Paracetamol separately and cetirizine not as a combined medicine as the doses and duration are different for these medicines. - The combination limits the frequency with which every medicine is o be take, - Take rest. - Use nasal drops such as Otrivin for nasal decongestion. - Your son also may need similar treatment but the doses will depend upon the age and weight of your son. - Steam inhalation. - Complete the course till cured. - Plenty of warm liquids. to maintain hydration. - I hope you both will recover fast and enjoy the outing as planned. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. T. Chandrakant, ENT & General Surgeon