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What can I take for cough and runny nose have had this for 2 weeks already ?

What can I take for cough and runny nose have had this for 2 weeks already ?

Possible allergies: After this amount of time, continuing symptoms may be from allergies. Infections that linger that long tend to show themselves with fever, pus, pain, drainage, discharge. If you have not tried anything so far, see a medical provider for some helpful suggestions about over the counter medications or self care measures or if they need to prescribe something. Take care! ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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Rhinitis (Definition)

This is a symptomatic disorder of the nose characterized by inflamed nasal mucosa. Groupings of rhinitis exist triggered by infection, allergy, non-allergic triggers/exposure, meds, immune disorder, and/or structural problems in the nose. Symptoms can include itching, sneezing, congestion, watery/mucoid drainage, post-nasal drainage with sore throat, ear ...Read more


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I am having cough and runny nose. Can I take a syrup with a formula, Levocetrizine & Ambroxol Hcl. Will it be helpful for cough ?

I am having cough and runny nose. Can I take a syrup with a formula, Levocetrizine & Ambroxol Hcl. Will it be helpful for cough ?

Yes: Levocertrizine is an anithistamine (blocks histamine reaction) and ambroxol is a mucolytic (breaks down mucous). This should be a good preparation to battle cough and runny nose . :) ...Read more

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I have had a cough and runny nose for the pastweek with fever and chills at night only. What can I take to make me bounce back to healthy again. I?

I have had a cough and runny nose for the pastweek with fever and chills at night only. What can I take to make me bounce back to healthy again. I?

Seeing a doctor: Sounds like you have an infection for about 7 days and the best thing to do for your own health is to be examined by a doctor to find out the cause and recommend appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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I think i've had post nasal drip for a week now. It's not a cold. My throat was swollen but not sore now cough and runny nose. What can I do/take.

I think i've had post nasal drip for a week now. It's not a cold. My throat was swollen but not sore now cough and runny nose. What can I do/take.

Stuffy nose: Stuffy nose, runny nose and sore throat are signs and symptoms of rhinopharyngitis, either due to a viral infection, a cold or an allergy flare up. Cold symptoms should not last more than 2 weeks. Allergies tend to last longer and recur often either seasonal or all year round. You can try first with otc cold/sinus medications. Go see a doctor if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I need to know what medication I can take for a runny nose and a bad cough while i'm pregant ?

I need to know what medication I can take for a runny nose and a bad cough while i'm pregant
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Natural is best: For any medications during pregnancy, please ask your obstetrician. From my perspective as a boogordoctor, you can't do better than simply rinsing your nose with salt water - saline nasal rinses. Please take a look at my med education blog site, boogordoctor.Com, for articles on rhinitis of pregnancy. Best success! and congratulations! ...Read more

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Is it a wise idea to take a toddler for a swim if he has a runny nose and a chesty cough?

Is it a wise idea to take a toddler for a swim if he has a runny nose and a chesty cough?

?: If it is from a cold, then it is unwise. If these are long-term conditions, you should check with the pediatrician to find if he has hay fever and/or asthma. In the absence of a cold, he can swim if he can tolerate it. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


Dr. Nayla Mumneh
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Runny Nose (Definition)

Mucus fluid from the nose, usually caused by ...Read more