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I have diabetes Type 2, depression, high blood pressure, and hypothyroidism. Everyone of these is well under control. Here are the essential medications I am taking: Metformin, Zoloft, Welbuterin, Simvastatin, and Synthroid. I am just getting over strep and my nose is now running with post naval drip and head congestion. I am looking for suggestions as to over-the-counter medication that will alleviate these symptoms and work with my other medications. It's a tall order but I need some guidance. Jeff XXXX

Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Anil Kumar replied 5 months ago.
Hello,
Do you have fever,cough,sore throat?
Since how long have you been suffering from?
Are you taking any medications for sore throat?

Thanks.
Waiting for your response.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.

I had strep and am on day 3 of amoxicillin. No fever. No sore throat (at least not noticeable). Cough probably from post nasal drip

Customer: replied 5 months ago.

No fever. No sore throat that I can detect. A cough. Post nasal drip

Expert:  Dr. Anil Kumar replied 5 months ago.
Hello,
It's my first priority to serve you.
Thanks for providing more information.
As you describe,you should try some self care measures like-
Take OTC Coricidin HBP as you have history of high blood pressure.
For further details-
http://www.coricidinhbp.com/coricidin/home/index.jspa
Also take OTC Motrin 200 mg every 6-8 hourly for 2-3 days.
Drink warm liquids.
Do betadine oral gargles twice a day.
Also eat a bland diet.
Avoid spicy,fried foods,carbonated beverages.
Use a humidifier in your room.
Elevate your head side of bed while lying down.
You should take vitamin C tablets.
Also start a probiotic while taking amoxicillin to prevent any gastrointestinal upset.


Of course, nothing can replace an examination by a doctor, so if these symptoms do not improve, seeing a doctor for an exam and tests would be best.

I hope this helps.
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