Cold

Viral infection of the nose and throat, most commonly caused by rhinovirus, is called cold. The symptoms of cold are a runny nose, sore throat, cough, chest congestion, body ache, headache, sneezing, fever, and fatigue. These symptoms last for about 7 to 10 days.

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Shall I take Azithromycin for chest congestion and cold?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 38 years old and I weigh 55 kg. l am having chest congestion and cold. The doctor prescribed me Azithromycin 500 mg for three days and Levocetirizine. I am asthmatic. I am also taking Foracort 400 twice a day whenever I have a breathing problem. My symptoms are not impr...  Read Full »


Dr. Abaranam Innaci

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have started on antibiotics, I suggest you take it for three days. For your asthma problem, you need to assess the level of airway diseases that can be done by pulmonary function test with reversibility. According to that, we have to adjust the dose of medic...  Read Full »

How to tackle breathing problems due to seasonal changes?

Query: Hello doctor, My 54-year-old mother has a problem with breathing. She faces challenges in breathing mostly in the summer and monsoon season. She is taking an inhaler for the last three years. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Abaranam Innaci

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems your mother is having an airways disease probably asthma. It usually aggravates in monsoon seasons. She needs to follow certain precautions. She has to avoid aggravating factors like exposure to cold, foods and avoiding dust. Yearly checkup of lung functio...  Read Full »

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