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I have a cold with runny nose and chest congestion. Hard to…

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I have a cold...

I have a cold with runny nose and chest congestion. Hard to breathe headache and sore rib cage. What do you suggest for treatment

Doctor's Assistant: When did the soreness begin? Have you used any medication for it?

Been sick since Thursday, used cough syrup Tylenol and took a couple of antibiotics yesterday. Used steam to try to loosen the congestion in my chest

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about the congestion?

No

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 5 months ago

Any fever with this?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
No
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 5 months ago

For now I suggest oral probiotics, zinc lozenges, a saline nasal irrigation system and Mucinex

If this continues beyond a few more days you might need a full course of antibiotics from your doctor

Please let me know if you need any more information

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