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A 18-year-old male asked:

Minor headache, running nose, blocked nose, sore throat for 24 hours so far what tablets should i take to help?

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Dr. Jonathan Mills
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 15 years experience
Cold medications: The symptoms you report could be a viral upper respiratory infection. Acetaminophen or ibuprofen can help with headache and sore throat, as well as any fever. Mucinex-D can help with the nasal congestion and thin mucus to help clear it out. You can also use Afrin (oxymetazoline) nasal spray to help open up the nose, but do not use it for more than 2-3 days (can cause rebound congestion).
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