What is the best over the counter medication to treat: sore itchy throat with a voice that’s gone, painful cough with yellow/green phlem and blocked nose with congestion?
URI symptoms . Need more information but try warm drinks, cool mist humidifier and nasal saline drops but if symptoms persist over ten days or more get examination .
Depends. Usually warm saline gargle, local anesthetic lozenges (Cepacol etc) and at times zinc lozenges may be helpful. In the case of a viral infection, the symptoms should start to improve after a few days and subside in less than 10, If you have a bacterial infection such as sinusitis, antibiotic may be needed.