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A 59-year-old male asked:

How to take care of cough during cold? i have cold issues

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Cough during cold: Cough may be from post nasal drip or bronchitis ( viral or bacterial) or both.For post nasal drip elevate head of bed, take antihistamine before bed, consider Vit C via pill or orange juice, hydrate w/2-3 liters/day water/gatorade.For bacterial infection may need antibiotics.Also may need inhaler or steroids if reactive airways is an issue. F/U w/MD/urgent care.

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