Cold

What is Cold?

Cold is viral infection of upper respiratory tract which primarily affects the nose. Symptoms include cough,sore throat,runny nose,sneezing and fever which usually resolve in seven to ten days sometimes lasting up to 3 weeks. Over 200 virus strains are known to cause cold. Primary method of prevention is by hand washing & wearing face masks.No cure for cold exists but the symptoms can be treated.

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I have cold and sore throat... when I woke up this morning my throat was full dry and it was kind of paining while swallowing. Have sneezing and pain in throat. feels better when I drink hot water and tea. Is it normal that the throat was dry and paining? I had to gargle for a long time to clean the throat as there was lot of mucus. Please help.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
take antibiotics

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX
You have sore throat .That could be because of --
-Nasal infection leading to the throat infection .
-throat infection
-Acid reflux

It will be better if you take a course of antibiotics and decongestant tablet like sinarest you took ....

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Hi, i am 54 years old and 165cm height and 75 kg weight. i was having cold, light fever, sinus infection tooth pain etc. since one month my family doctor gave me one course augmentin 625mg antibiotic. and asked me got it check the Blood sugar my pbs was 272 and ppbs was 370. doctor adviced me to take janumet 50/500mg 1-0-0, glimipiride 2mg 1-0-1, i was feeling shivering after 5 days. then glimipiride dosage changed to 0-0-1 but still i was feeling very tired. again doctor asked me stop glimipiride after 2 days for the same reason stopped all the medicine. also as i was feeling very tired due to cold, family function and long travel i was taken more juice and sweets. now my FBS is in range of 100 to 120 and PPBS is in the range of 152 to 200 after 2 hrs of taking food. my body weight decreased by 7 kg in a span of 1 month. i am going daily 1 hr(nearly 5to6 km) in evening. can i maintain my sugar level by food control and exercise. please

doctor1 MD

Hi XXXXXXX ,
Welcome to healthcare Magic!
You should have got Random blood sugar during treament while you felt weak rather than stop all decision. It is at times very risky step but worked well for you luckily.
Your raised sugar level was related probably to stress of infection and resolved over...

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I am feeling feverish, cold, sore throat and other upper respiratory tract infections since sunday evening.. i consulted physician yesterday and he prescribed following medicine. ...could you please look into this and suggest any thing to be added/removed --Moxmac, coldmac and cophin syrup

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
prescribed medicines are perfect

Detailed Answer:
Hello Shyamsunder,

I have read your query. The prescribed medicines are perfect for your ailment now. Please continue to take them and complete the course of treatment.

I suggest my patients, steam inhalation, warm salt water...

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Hi, i am 54 years old and 165cm height and 75 kg weight. i was having cold, light fever, sinus infection tooth pain etc. since one month my family doctor gave me one course augmentin 625mg antibiotic. and asked me got it check the Blood sugar my pbs was 272 and ppbs was 370. doctor adviced me to take janumet 50/500mg 1-0-0, glimipiride 2mg 1-0-1, i was feeling shivering after 5 days. then glimipiride dosage changed to 0-0-1 but still i was feeling very tired. again doctor asked me stop glimipiride after 2 days for the same reason stopped all the medicine. also as i was feeling very tired due to cold, family function and long travel i was taken more juice and sweets. now my FBS is in range of 100 to 120 and PPBS is in the range of 152 to 200 after 2 hrs of taking food. my body weight decreased by 7 kg in a span of 1 month. i am going daily 1 hr(nearly 5to6 km) in evening. can i maintain my sugar level by food control and exercise. please advice.

doctor1 MD

Hi, you got your blood sugar checked, and got treatment and it is under controle, now the thing is your general infection should be under controle, You shoud run a blood tests and urine test for diagnosis and treatment.
So i advise youb to consult a physician for diagnosis and treatment. Thank...

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I have had swollen eyes dry scaly skin between eyebrow and eyelids rash around the neck, getting worse, I have been to my family doctor waiting on Allergy testing which is another two months,went to a walk in clinic because one weekend was so bad went into hives, so frustrated, taking a prescibed reactine and a cream for my neck....help

doctor1 MD

Hi,
It seems that you are having urticaria.

There are many causes of urticaria.

It may be physical, solar,irritation,allergic,drug induced, pressure, cold, internal disease, connective tissue diseases...etc

It may be without cause..idiopathic.

You should be investigated to find out cause.

If the...

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Dear Doctor, please help me and suggest me what should i do?
I had a girl friend before and we had unprotected sex many times. few months back we break up. when i had sex i feel some itching, i told her. She said she is alright. After that there is red spot come to my penis. Some times there is itching. Many times come and gone. I went to XXXXXXX and took hamam bath. I got fever next day, flue, cold, back pain. Now in my spinal is too painful but some times only. When i press in middle of spinal i can feel more pain. I am feeling some times flue, tiredness, some joint pain. I am so much worried about hiv. recently started neck pian also. I use to travel a lot and driving also. I am scared to check my blood. I use to do gym, last 6 months i am not getting time for that. I am the only son in my family and they are forcing for marriage. I dont know what to do now. Who can help me. I am waiting for your responds.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
When worried please confirm with blood test

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I think you physical symptoms are carried away with your worry and stress related issues. If you are too much worried and if confirmation relieves you of all the confusion existing around HIV, I suggest you to get...

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about 2 weeks ago i got sick and had lots of mucus on my chest i dont have health insurance so a friend of mines offered me prednisone he said it would clear it which it did so i took it for about a week 20mg as soon as i stopped taking it tho .i started having heart burn and hiccups that i couldnt get rid of .the following night i woke up out my sleep and i vomited my legs were in pain i couldnt walk for 2 days and i had a fever finally my legs got better but my muscles and my back have been in pain also yesterday and the day before that i had pain at the top part of the bridge of my nose i could feel the pain near the corners of my eyes nearest my nose .so today i woke up and my legs were in pain again but not as bad as before because i was able to walk.but it eventually went away after 4 hours .the pain from the top part of the bride of my nose went away too.but now my taste buds are trippin everything i eat taste so gross to me

doctor1 MD

Hi, it appears to be the viral fever with the cold and nasal infection, may be a boil in the nose.that might be the reason for leg pains, and bad taste.
I to my patient with such infection, prescribe cifixime, omeprazole, domperidone, paracetamol, and cough preparation. Thank you....

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not sure what to ask so i will tell u what is going on, for the past few months ive been haveing this drainage into my throught not every day but when i bend over i get the sence of smell like something dead then when standing back up straight it drains into my throat and taste as bad as it smells. could it be my teeth or something else. cindy

doctor1 MD

Hello there.... There are two things to this...postural discharge happens when you have fluid leaking through your upper respiratory tract....we call this post nasal discharge...at times you find it salty and foul smelling.... this sort of discharge increases when you lie down in the supine...

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I am taking ciprofloxacin 500mg. twice daily for bronchial infection. How long will it take before I should start feeling better?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
takes 2-3 days if infection is there

Detailed Answer:
Dear Mam,

Ciprofoxacin is an antibiotic. If you are taking it for sore throat , it may take atleast 2-3 days to show its effects, but only if your cold is due to bacterial infection. And the bacteria is sensitive to it.
You...

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my daughter is three months old. she was administered the oral polio vaccine today. she is under a spell of bad cold and cough. was it safe to have given her the OPV keeping in view her current state? further she was administered 4 drops instead of 2. does this pose any health hazard?

doctor1 MD

Namasthe
Welcome to Healthcare-Magic
Greetings of the day

It is totally safe.
there is no cause of concern
4 drops will definitely not cause any problem.

Presence of cough, cold, minor fever is not contra-indication for polio drops


In case you need any further assistance, will be glad to assist...

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