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What causes chest congestion, sickness and cold?

I have been sick for about five weeks, started off with head cold and chest cold i have been to the doctor they said it was something viral so no medication for it, although it has still been going on with constent symptoms and now i woke up with a new cold it seems and back to square one, any suggestions?

Mon, 2 May 2016
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Hi..
Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC..

I have gone through your query and can understand your concerns..

As per your complain it seems that you are suffering Chronic Upper Respiratory Tract Infection and the symptoms of lingering head and chest cold seems to be due to it..
As you have exaggeration of the symptoms it seems to be due to re-activation of the lingering infection..
As it is a viral infection it is true that it will resolve as the virus will complete its cycle in human body.
But as it is lingering since more than a month I would suggest you to consult an Otolaryngologist and get evaluated and a thorough clinical evaluation and investigations like blood tests, chest x ray, throat swab culture etc can help in diagnosis and treatment can be done accordingly..
As of now you can take medications to ease the symptoms like anti histamines like Levocetrizine, decongestants like Pseudoephadrine and mucolytics like Ambroxol..
You can do steam inhalation and use a humidifier in your room..
Avoid spicy and chilled food and take more of warm fluids.

Hope this information helps..

Thanks and regards.
Dr.Honey Nandwani Arora.
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What causes chest congestion, sickness and cold?

Hi.. Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC.. I have gone through your query and can understand your concerns.. As per your complain it seems that you are suffering Chronic Upper Respiratory Tract Infection and the symptoms of lingering head and chest cold seems to be due to it.. As you have exaggeration of the symptoms it seems to be due to re-activation of the lingering infection.. As it is a viral infection it is true that it will resolve as the virus will complete its cycle in human body. But as it is lingering since more than a month I would suggest you to consult an Otolaryngologist and get evaluated and a thorough clinical evaluation and investigations like blood tests, chest x ray, throat swab culture etc can help in diagnosis and treatment can be done accordingly.. As of now you can take medications to ease the symptoms like anti histamines like Levocetrizine, decongestants like Pseudoephadrine and mucolytics like Ambroxol.. You can do steam inhalation and use a humidifier in your room.. Avoid spicy and chilled food and take more of warm fluids. Hope this information helps.. Thanks and regards. Dr.Honey Nandwani Arora.