Cold and Flu Symptoms - seeking an effective remedy

Patient : I thought my boyfriend had caught the same cold virus I'm recovering from presently. But his symptoms are as follows: - body aches - chest congestion - sore throat - headache - runny nose Based on these symptoms I had just went out and got him some cough syrup thinking it would help him. 10 minutes after ingesting the cough syrup he threw up and is now in more pain. I don't know what to do, do you have any advice?
Symptoms:  - sore throat
- chest congestion
- headache
- body aches
- hot body temperature
- runny nose
- coughing
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Patient: 7-8 days isn't very helpful.... ?

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