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Why do I have headache, cold, and running nose?


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Published At September 10, 2018
Reviewed AtFebruary 6, 2024

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

From yesterday I have a headache, cold, and running nose. Please help me.


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Your symptoms are suggestive of acute upper respiratory tract infection. It can be a viral infection too. Symptomatic management is done with decongestant like Levocetirizine or Phenylephrine. Vitamin C is having antioxidant property so it can be prescribed as lozenges. Take one tablespoon of turmeric powder with milk daily. Do steam inhalation three times a day with warm water. Salt water gargle can be done. Drink a lot of water. I suggest following investigations:

  1. CBC (complete blood count).
  2. Physical examination.
  3. PNS (paranasal sinus) X-ray, if needed.
  4. ASO (antistreptolysin O) titer.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri


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