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I have developed a cold and have some tablets from some 6

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Hi there I have developed a cold and have some tablets from some 6 months ago but do not know if they are the right one. I had a tooth infection and was given some antibiotics but am not sure if the tablets that I have are the right one? Thanks
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 10 months ago.

Dear customer,

Thank you for your question.

In most cases the cause for a cold, cough, and runny nose is due to viral infection.

Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 10 months ago.

In this case no antibiotic is needed and the disease is self limiting.

Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 10 months ago.

However if you develop fever, or sore throat, or yellowish sputum then do get examined by your doctor to know whether antibiotic is required.

Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 10 months ago.

At present, please keep yourself hydrated.

Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 10 months ago.

You may drink lots of water, juice, clear broth or warm lemon water

Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 10 months ago.

Chicken soup and other warm fluids can also be soothing and beneficial.

Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 10 months ago.

Saline nasal drops can be used and will help relieve nasal congestion.

Take care.

Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 10 months ago.

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