having cold, cough and fever

Hi, doctor, I am suffering from cold, cough and fever for last 2-3 days , the fever has been on and off a few times, although as of now I am not feeling the fever.

I have been taking medicines so far: chestan cold total, azithromycin tablets and b-complex.

Please help!

having cold, cough and fever
Family Physician

Answer ( 1 )

  1. Hello Anurag

    Welcome to MediMetry.

    1.) Resting when you are down with cold and cough, will redirect your remaining energy towards the immune battle.
    2.) Sipping hot liquids relieves nasal congestion, you can always sip something warm while you are going through bad flu. May be warm water/ clear soups.
    3.) Gargle can moist your sore throat and will give you temporary relief. You can gargle 2 times in a day. Use salt/turmeric in warm water to decrease the soreness of the throat.
    4.) When you have a cold, your body makes more mucus. Making mucus uses up your body's moisture. Getting extra fluids thins out mucus and makes it less sticky, which makes it easier to blow or cough out. Limit drinks with caffeine and alcohol, as they can be dehydrating.
    5.) Thanks to an enzyme added by bees when they harvest honey, it also has antibacterial properties. Take 1 tablespoon of honey 1-3 times daily as needed to control coughing. Take immediately before bed if cough is disrupting your sleep.
    6.) Don't eat oily and spicy food.Eat only boiled food.
    7.) Take bed rest as more as you can.

    For more detailed discussion, you can choose private consultation.

    Thanks for asking to MediMetry.