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I just came down with a head cold yesterday - text book head

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I just came down with a nasty head cold yesterday - text book head cold except that I also am running a temperature . What antibiotic would you recommend to take in this case ? I have cephalexin 500 mg also nitrofurantoin mono/mac 100 mgs that were prescribed for a u t i . I can't find the amoxicillion that I think I have here - so far anyway - I have been taking Cold and Flu o t c meds and tessalon pearls ( benzonatate ) for the coughing. Hey, this has made me really sick , in bed, flushed, fever, nasty. Thinking tomorrow to go to U C if not improved but hate to keep dragging to U C , sitting , waiting, blah blah blah. Getting to our own doctor is impossible - now days here if you get sick its UC or ER or just die.
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Cephalexin can be taken for this.

Nitrofurantoin is not advised for it.

Following also would help:

Rest.

Plenty of fluids.

Motrin 400 mg twice daily for headache and bodyache and fever.

Steam inhalation

Vitamin C.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Got it - I had a gastro by pass so I don't take anti inflamatories - I did in the past, got a hole in my stomach for it - now I am careful to stay away from them. I am doing the rest - liquids ( am always thirsty anyway ) and bed rest, shocking book, Eyewitness to History, I was up and working about showing the helpers how to do what here, but really, I am exhausted from this toxic ''common cold '' . Thank you very much, I am too sick to go to a doctor, that's a laugh and a half, or to the U C. .

You are very welcome.

I agree, with gastric bypass, Motrin may be avoided.

I wish you a very speedy recovery.

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