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What's the best over the counter remedy for flu symptoms?

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

I have not seen a physician and I don't take anything except Allegra for sinus allergies

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this? Are you having any breathing problems?

Some productive cough and about 5 days. I forgot to mention I did a steroid and antibiotic about 2 weeks ago

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Nothing

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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 4 months ago
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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.
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Doctor: Dr. Sohaib, Doctor replied 4 months ago

The best and safest OTC treatment is to use Tylenol or Motrin for control of pain/fever/inflammation.

Any over the counter decongestant like Sudafed.

Steam inhalation and plenty of warm liquids intake (soothing effect and help cough out thick phlegm).

And green tea/honey water (anti-inflammatory and boosts immunity).

If despite these measures, the cough, fever and other symptoms remain persistent then it is an indication to have this examined by your doctor to get blood tests/CXR done.

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