Ive been sick for about 2 weeks and at first


Q: Ive been sick for about 2 weeks and at first I thought it was just a common cold but its gotten worse. Ive been coughing to the point where I choke, My nose is really clogged all the time. Im so cold all the time. My eyes hurt when I move them, and I cant stand for more than a minute cause I get so dizzy. Ive also been sleeping A LOT.
What should I do??


A:   Hello,
Thank you for your query at AskTheDoctor.com

I understand your concern.
What started as a common cold, progressed to a lower respiratory tract infection resulting in severe coughing and fatigue!
You need to consult your family physician and start on antibiotic therapy. A good choice antibiotic would be Cefixime 200 mg twice daily for 7 days or Cap. Augmentin 625 mg twice daily for 7 days. You also need a good antihistaminic like Levocetirizine 5 mg once daily at bedtime for 2-3 days. This will reduce your nasal stuffiness and the mucus. If the coughing is still persistent after taking Levocetirizine, you can add Syrup Ascoril 2 teaspoons twice daily. This will help in draining the trapped secretions, thereby reducing the coughing.
Please do meet your physician before starting any arbitrary treatment.

Hope this was helpful,

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