Caugh and Cold since past 1 week - Need HelpLast Updated - Fri, Mar 16 2018
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I have severe caugh and cold since past 7 days. I also have a runny nose, sore throat and weakness all over my body.
Can you please suggest me home remedies and medicines to get relief from this. I'm now really fed up with this and need a solution, I have even tried caugh syrup but it didn't help and still, the green phlegm is coming out of my body.
Category: General Physician
Here are some precautions you need to take to control a cough and cold.
- Avoid cold or chilled drinks/food
- Take plenty of warm water, tea, milk etc.
- Make sure you are eating regularly otherwise it might cause weakness
- You can take steam thrice a day to get relief from cold and runny nose
- Do saline gargles twice a day which can help you with a cough and sore throat
- Do not exert physically and take adequate rest
If you have additional symptoms like fever and muscle pain you can consider taking a Sinarest Tablet as well. If a cough is caused by an allergy, Sinarest or other OTC medicines can provide relief. If things are still not better in next 2-3 days, please visit a doctor for in-person consultation.
Sometimes, a longer duration of a cough might indicate Pneumonia or sinusitis. 10-14 days for a cough is actually considered normal.
If a cough persists for more than 2 weeks, we need to get the following diagnostic tests done:-
- Sputum Culture
- Gram Stain
- Post-Nasal Drip
- Cystic Fibrosis
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