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Cold And Flu

Cold is a milder respiratory disease than the flu. The cold symptoms make us feel bad for quite a few days, and flu symptoms make us ill for a few days to weeks. Also, flu results in serious health problems such as difficulty breathing (pneumonia) and hospitalizations.

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I have cold and flu all the time. Is it due to my short height?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old and my height is 4 feet and my weight is 90 pounds. My height is too short. I am really worried about my height. My main health problem is the flu and cold. I feel it since childhood. What can I do? I really feel depressed and stressed all time can you help me how to...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your situation. You may have major depressive disorder due to an inferiority complex. First, learn to accept yourself and love yourself. Do not be ashamed of your height. Keep confidence in yourself. If you...  Read Full »

How can I prevent flu?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37-year-old woman. I have been concerned about the changing weather and the flu threat. I would greatly appreciate your guidance on how to take proactive measures to prevent catching the flu. Also if I or any one of my family catches the flu what should we do? Kindly suggest so...  Read Full »


Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Most infections with influenza A and B viruses do not cause pronounced symptoms or acute self-limiting uncomplicated influenza with sudden onset of fever (≥38.5°C), dry cough, sore throat, body aches and pains, and headaches. Fatigue, swea...  Read Full »

I feel soreness in mouth after an episode of fever and flu. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I got a fever last week. After two days my fever went and I developed flu. Today, I do not have cough no fever no flu but my mouth is sore. Why?  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your statement, you got a fever that subsided after two days and then developed flu and mouth sore. Mouth sore is a common complication of flu. Again mouth sore may develope by a viral infection like herpes simplex virus most commonly fungal infection, n...  Read Full »

How to treat my cough that persists in spite of antibiotics?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from a cough since 15 days. There is phlegm as well. I tried using so many syrups, antibiotics and Levocetirizine with Montelukast. The X-ray and CBP (complete blood picture) are normal. But, the cough is still persisting and troubling me. What do you suggest?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. You have a cough from two weeks along with expectoration. You have taken antibiotics and antiallergic medicines, but you have not mentioned the name of the antibiotic which you have taken. I would suggest a few things: Any person wit...  Read Full »

I am 35 years old and have asthma. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,As a 35-year-old woman with asthma, I am growing increasingly concerned about managing my condition during the cold winter season. I have noticed that my symptoms tend to worsen, particularly when I catch a common cold. I want to ask the following questions:Could you offer guidance on e...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Follow the instructions below: Take the annual flu vaccine to prevent recurrent colds. Start warm water gargles and steam inhalation four to five times a day whenever there is a season change. Eat a healthy diet, and avoid oily and...  Read Full »

Is it safe to wear N95 masks since COVID-19 is reduced?

Query: Hi doctor, Can I use N95 masks? Now, COVID-19 is also reduced, and most of us are vaccinated. Is it safe for me and others surrounding me if I wear N95 masks? Also, will wearing that mask prevent the spread if I have regular flu? Kindly suggest me.  Read Full »


Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The COVID-19 pandemic is not officially over. Therefore, I suggest you kindly wear a mask and practice social distancing, handwashing, and sanitization as per the official COVID-19 protocol. The COVID-19 vaccine prevents severe infection but does not preclude the possib...  Read Full »

How to get rid of blocked or runny nose in children?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 21 months old and weighs 11 kg. He has a cold. He has a running and stuffy nose. I put the saline drops at night, but still, he wakes up several times because of his blocked nose. For his running nose, I have Sinarest AF drops. Can I know the dosage for his age? And how many ti...  Read Full »


Dr. Payas Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. I hope he is not having difficulty in breathing or fever. You can give Sinarest AF drops 1 mg or 1 ml twice to thrice a day. Keep monitoring the temperature. Revert in case of any query. Regards.  Read Full »

Why do I get chest pain with occasional cough post flu recovery?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old female. I have chest pain after flu-like symptoms. My height is 5 feet 6 inches and weighs about 132 pounds. It started about one and a half months ago as a normal flu with coughing and runny nose. I took some flu medicines (Lemsips pills), I got rid of the runny n...  Read Full »


Dr. Bheruram Isharam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems like a little infection in lungs maybe. So I am prescribing some drugs and tests as well. Take medicines properly and do the following test CBC (complete blood test), Pulmonary function test, and Chest x-ray. Take syrup Dextromethorphan two times daily, Amoxicl...  Read Full »

What does elevated ESR in the blood report indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to know some details of my reports. Please advise.   Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems to be normal but there are some mild changes. There is a slight decrease in PCV (packed cell volume) and elevation in ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate). But the other values are ...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest medicine for my 4-year-old baby’s cough and cold.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a girl child who is 4 years old and weighs around 35.27 Ibs. She has been having cough and cold for the past 7 days and cannot sleep well during the night. I have been giving her Ambroxol syrup for the past 4 days, and I gave her Allerkid last night. What medication can I give h...  Read Full »


Dr. Radela Yvonne L. Ramos-cortes

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com Does the patient have any fever? Is the patient a known asthmatic or with food and drug allergies? How was the response to Ambroxol and Allerkid? The cough and cold may be due to an infection (viral or bacterial), an allergy, or an asthma attack, among other possible...  Read Full »

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