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Hello! I started feeling ill yesterday morning work in a nursing home and most of the residents were down sick with the flu virus. I received a script of Tamiflu from the facilty dr but am unable to fil it due to surrounding pharmacies being sold out. Do you have any suggestions on what I can get for the symptoms I am having which is a bad cough which makes myhead feel like its going to explode as well as feeling dizzy.

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the cough? Are you having any other symptoms?

I started coughing yesterday morning and I also been having fever off and on

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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 6 months ago
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Hello and thank you for the question.
I am Dr. Sohaib, a practicing Internal Medicine Consultant with over 13 years of experience and I will do my best to help you today.
Let me review your question for a minute and I will get back to you.

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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 6 months ago

Tamiflu when started with in 48 hours of start of symptoms, can reduce the duration and severity; and also complications of the flu.

Anyhow, short of Tamiflu, majority (nearly all) patients can have a safe recovery if they have a good immunity and not severely immunocompromised.

For you; following measures will help.

Rest

Good hydration

A balanced high caloric diet rich in vitamins also

Benadryl to control cough

Ibuprofen to control inflammation, pain and fever

And honey water (anti-inflammatory)

All will help.

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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 6 months ago

There are few indications to see your doctor, which include;

Shortness of breath

High grade fever

Blood in phlegm

But I don't think it will happen. You will have an uneventful recovery.

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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 6 months ago

Steam inhalation is also going to moisten the inflamed mucosa of respiratory tract and will ease out the cough and expectoration of phlegm.

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