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Looking for advise, have been taking Robitussin (dry cough

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Hello looking for advise, have been taking Robitussin (dry cough medicine) and now thinking of having lemsip as the cold is getting worse, so how long should I wait
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: No allerge Usually take paracetamol
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: No

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you. I am a board-certified consultant with over 30 years of experience.

We can continue our conversation now through text in this reply forum.
Please provide more information regarding your question so I can help you in detail.

What is your age?

Do you have associated stuffy nose, sore throat, fever?

Since how long have you been suffering from?

How many hours before had you taken then the last dose of Robitussin?

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Am 31
One of my nostril is totally blocked, throat seem blocked with phlegm and fever
It's about 3days now
Last took Robitussin at 2200hrs yesterday together with Sudafed nasal spray

So you should try some self-care measures like
Hydrate yourself with Gatorade and warm liquids.
You can switch to Lemsip after 8 hours of the last dose of Robitussin.

Do steam inhalation and saline gargles.
Betadine oral gargles can be helpful if you have pain in the back of the throat.
Start a multivitamin supplement.
Also, elevate your head while sleeping.
Use a humidifier in your room.
Eat a bland diet.
Avoid spicy, fried, greasy, cold and fat-rich food, carbonated beverages.
Also, you should take rest.
Nasal saline spray and nasal irrigation can be helpful.
If your symptoms not improve then see your doctor for further evaluation and management.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Thanks for the information will try what you have just told me

I wish for your good health.