Common "Cold" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


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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I have a persistent cold and a bad sore throat. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34-year-old female. I had been suffering from a bad sore throat and cold since last week. I took the tablet Azee 500 mg for five days but still, there was no relief and later the doctor prescribed the tablet Augmentin for another five days. I am worried that taking these antibio...  Read Full »

Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am here to provide you with the best medical advice. Since you are having recurrent upper respiratory tract infection, I suggest you do the following investigations: CBC (complete blood count). Throat swab culture and sensitivity. Chest X-ray PA (posterior-a...  Read Full »

I have had a cold and irritation in my throat for the last seven to eight days. Is it flu or an infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a cold for the last 7 to 8 days and a little bit of irritation in my throat. 4 to 5 days back, while moving my fingers on the neck under the chin, I felt mild swelling in the lymph node on both sides; it is a submandibular lymph node, I presume. There is no pain, only little...  Read Full »

Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hello, Welcome to With cold and throat irritation for 8 days with lymph node swelling indicates an infection. It could be viral or bacterial. You need some antibiotics for pain and swelling. I suggest you consult a specialist and take the medications with their consent. 1) Tablet Azi...  Read Full »

What to do with persistent cold and cough?

Query: Hello doctor,I cannot concentrate on my work due to a cold and cough. I thought it would get better within a few days, but I could not cope with it as it had been two whole days already. I have been using nasal spray (Nasoline) and vaporizer (Oxomax) to help my cold and sore throat. But I do not fin...  Read Full »

Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do not worry I would suggest you take the following medicines for three days: Tablet Montelukast LC, one tablet at night. Tablet Doxycycline 100 mg twice a day. Tablet Dolo (Paracetamol) 650 mg twice a day. Tablet Pulmoclear (Acebrophylline 100 mg and Acetylcyst...  Read Full »

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