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Can You Please Suggest For Cough And Runny Nose From Several Days

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Posted on Thu, 1 Feb 2024
Question: I have a cough and runny nose from several days, its not severe but its not going away also. Can you please suggest something
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Answered by Dr. Sumit Bhatti (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
The following generic medication. Any brand will do.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

1. These symptoms are very common now with recent viral infections and weather changes. As long as there is no fever, you can take the following symptomatic treatment.

2. An anti-allergy medication, such as cetirizine 10 mg, or fexofenadine 120 mg once a day for 5 days along with a mucolytic medication such as ambroxol if there are a lot of nasal mucus secretions. A cough syrup such as one with levodropropizine one teaspoon twice a day for 5 days will help. Medicated gargles (0.15% benzydamine) and steam inhalation along with household remedies such as Dabur Madhuvaani and Baidyanath Tali Sadi powder with honey to soothe the throat will help.

3. Adequate rest, a bland diet, and hydration are recommended for an early recovery.

4. If your symptoms persist or any new symptom develops, kindly get examined by a local doctor or follow up here.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards.
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Can You Please Suggest For Cough And Runny Nose From Several Days

Brief Answer: The following generic medication. Any brand will do. Detailed Answer: Hi, 1. These symptoms are very common now with recent viral infections and weather changes. As long as there is no fever, you can take the following symptomatic treatment. 2. An anti-allergy medication, such as cetirizine 10 mg, or fexofenadine 120 mg once a day for 5 days along with a mucolytic medication such as ambroxol if there are a lot of nasal mucus secretions. A cough syrup such as one with levodropropizine one teaspoon twice a day for 5 days will help. Medicated gargles (0.15% benzydamine) and steam inhalation along with household remedies such as Dabur Madhuvaani and Baidyanath Tali Sadi powder with honey to soothe the throat will help. 3. Adequate rest, a bland diet, and hydration are recommended for an early recovery. 4. If your symptoms persist or any new symptom develops, kindly get examined by a local doctor or follow up here. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards.