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In the last 3 weeks I have had a cold sore, a bad cold and

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In the last 3 weeks I have had a cold sore, a bad cold and another cold sore. This morning I found i have a throat infection. I cannot get an appointment with my GP. Our Doctors Surgery is one of the worst in the UK i'm told!
Please advise ....
Many thanks, Jane from Chester
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

What are your symptoms at the moment?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Do you have a sore throat?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Please let me know.

Customer:

Yes i have a sore throat, and when i looked in the mirror it looked infected

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Do you also have a flu or cough as well?

Customer:

No

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Do you have fever?

Customer:

No

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Have you taken anything as yet?

Customer:

No

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You should take something like ibuprofen 400 mg one tablet three times daily.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Also take an antihistamine like loratadine 10 mg once daily or benadryl two times daily.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

This will help with your sore throat.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Saline gargles may help as well.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Take warm fluids.

Customer:

Can i get loratadine and benadryl from the chemist/pharmacist?

Customer:

I mean over the counter!! sorry!!

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes you can get it without a prescription

Customer:

THANK YOU VERY MUCH - YOU HAVE BEEN VERY HELPFUL

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