Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
173 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What causes persistent cough, runny nose and mild body pain?

Persistent hacking cough which started yesterday. Runny (clear liquid) nose. General low-level aches and pains. Self-medicated yesterday with Equate DayTime caps and last night NiQuill caps. Seems to have gotten worse. I need to ditch whatever this is quickly since I singing concerts coming up in the next couple of weeks
Wed, 13 Apr 2016
Report Abuse
General & Family Physician 's  Response
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

There are medications that can help to decrease the symptoms of cough and cold but cannot get rid of the cold itself.
Some persons use herbal supplements such as echinacea to help reduce cough and cold symptoms but this has not been proven to be helpful

Cough suppressants help to reduce the coughing, if it is wet , a mucolytic should be added to help break up the mucus. Eg of mucolytics eg mucomyst, bisolvan, guaifenesin

Paracetamol , fluids and rest would also be important.

I hope this helps
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in


What causes persistent cough, runny nose and mild body pain?

HI, thanks for using healthcare magic There are medications that can help to decrease the symptoms of cough and cold but cannot get rid of the cold itself. Some persons use herbal supplements such as echinacea to help reduce cough and cold symptoms but this has not been proven to be helpful Cough suppressants help to reduce the coughing, if it is wet , a mucolytic should be added to help break up the mucus. Eg of mucolytics eg mucomyst, bisolvan, guaifenesin Paracetamol , fluids and rest would also be important. I hope this helps