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Why do I have headaches, running nose, sleeplessness and cough?

I do not feel good. Got a head acke. My chest feels tight. I cough a lot and there are some slime and it hurts a bit, especially my head and chest. My head/hair is sensitive to touch. My nose is running, but not closed. I struggle to sleep at night, but when I fall asleep I sleep soundly. My head feel stuffy, but apart from all of this I am feeling fine. I went to the pharmacy and they could not say what is wrong, but gave me Sinugesic and Flemeze. What do I have and how long does it take for it to clear and is there something I can do to get better?
Wed, 24 Jun 2020
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello,

Your symptoms are indicative of cold or allergy. Other medical conditions that cause similar symptoms are bacterial sinus infection, migraines, ear infection. You should take steam inhalation 2-3 times a day. Do gargling with salt water 3-4 times a day. Steam inhalation will give relieve from stuffy head and headache naturally.

Give voice rest, do not talk too much. You can take antihistamines at bed time. Syrup Grilinctus-BM, mucolytic is effective. You are suggested to get clinically examined by an ENT, get sputum and swab test done. Get X-ray PNS done to detect sinus, sinus infection, deviated nasal septum, etc.

Get throat examination done, to detect Pharyngitis. In case of Pharyngitis you will be treated with a course of antibiotics(doxt-100), one tab twice daily for 5 days. Take anti-inflammatory, acetaminophen, one SOS when required. Take semi solid food like porridge, oats, khichri, etc. Take warm beverage for relieve.

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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Why do I have headaches, running nose, sleeplessness and cough?

Hello, Your symptoms are indicative of cold or allergy. Other medical conditions that cause similar symptoms are bacterial sinus infection, migraines, ear infection. You should take steam inhalation 2-3 times a day. Do gargling with salt water 3-4 times a day. Steam inhalation will give relieve from stuffy head and headache naturally. Give voice rest, do not talk too much. You can take antihistamines at bed time. Syrup Grilinctus-BM, mucolytic is effective. You are suggested to get clinically examined by an ENT, get sputum and swab test done. Get X-ray PNS done to detect sinus, sinus infection, deviated nasal septum, etc. Get throat examination done, to detect Pharyngitis. In case of Pharyngitis you will be treated with a course of antibiotics(doxt-100), one tab twice daily for 5 days. Take anti-inflammatory, acetaminophen, one SOS when required. Take semi solid food like porridge, oats, khichri, etc. Take warm beverage for relieve. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician