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Experience:  Board Certified NP, MS, RN. 25 years private practice & hospitalist
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Have a cold and I lost my voice what can I take for this

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Have a cold and I lost my voice what can I take for this cold
JA: Do you have a fever? Do you have any other existing medical conditions?
Customer: No I do not
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 6 months ago.

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Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 6 months ago.

Do you have a stuffy nose or a runny one?

Cough?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Is anything I can take over the counter
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 6 months ago.

Sorry your payment for the phone call failed.

A decongestant helps a stuffy head. Any generic for Dayquil or Nyquil will help your symptoms. You can gargle with warm salt water to help with the throat. Peppermint candies or cough drops both soothe the throat and make breathing easier. Steam inhalation can also help. For this you can pour a big bowl of boiling water, hold your head over it (be careful not to get burned!), place a towel over your head and the bowl and breathe deeply. You can put some oil of peppermint in the water if you like for the scent.