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Suggest Treatment For Stuffy Nose, Sore Throat And Cough

I have had a severe sore throat with swollen tongue, glands and difficulty swallowing for last 2 days. the sore throat and swollen tongue have passed. I now have stuffy nose, headache and slight cough. In the last 24 hours a strong salty taste in my throat. What is the salty taste?
Mon, 4 Apr 2016
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Hello dear,
Understand your concern

sore throat mainly due to viral and bacterial infection.
1. Complete bed rest
2. avoid heavy physical activity/ weight lifting
3. Paracetamol/ ibuprofen tablet for fever and pain.
4. Oral Prednisone tablet :it is anti inflammatory to reduce symptoms of pharyngeal pain,odynophagia, or enlarged tonsils
5. Antibiotics-levofloxacin 500 mg once daily for 5 days: to prevent secondary bacterial infection
6. Syrup grinitus 4 ml three times a day
7. Drink plenty of luke warm water
8. Gargling with warm salted water/betadine 1 % 3-4 times per day
you can also take tablet strepsils.
9. Avoid to go in congested area. use humidifier.
10. Otrivin nasal drop for stuffy nose

Hope this advice may help you.
Thank you.
Take care.
Get well soon.

Best regards
Dr. Sagar
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Suggest Treatment For Stuffy Nose, Sore Throat And Cough

Hello dear, Understand your concern sore throat mainly due to viral and bacterial infection. 1. Complete bed rest 2. avoid heavy physical activity/ weight lifting 3. Paracetamol/ ibuprofen tablet for fever and pain. 4. Oral Prednisone tablet :it is anti inflammatory to reduce symptoms of pharyngeal pain,odynophagia, or enlarged tonsils 5. Antibiotics-levofloxacin 500 mg once daily for 5 days: to prevent secondary bacterial infection 6. Syrup grinitus 4 ml three times a day 7. Drink plenty of luke warm water 8. Gargling with warm salted water/betadine 1 % 3-4 times per day you can also take tablet strepsils. 9. Avoid to go in congested area. use humidifier. 10. Otrivin nasal drop for stuffy nose Hope this advice may help you. Thank you. Take care. Get well soon. Best regards Dr. Sagar