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Bad cough and headaches after cold

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Hi had a bit of a cold last week and now have a really bad cough and flem from my mouth and throt and for the last 4 -5 days have been having really bad headachs to the point it will wake me up at night if I cough when I have the headach it really hurts my eyes feel funny to

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Thank you for asking your query at DoctorSpring.

From the symptoms you have mentioned it appears you have an upper respiratory tract infection with sinus infection (acute sinusitis). This is causing the eye pain and headache. Most possible cause is a viral infection. Here is what I recommend.

1. Steam inhalation through mouse and nose alternatively twice a day. This will open up the sinuses and relieve the headache.

2. Tylenol / Ibuprofen 400mg 2-3 times for the headache

3. If the symptoms persist beyond 2 more days or if the symptoms worsen within 2 days, you might require antibiotics (as we have to consider bacterial infection as a possibility.)

Hope this helps
Please feel free to ask followup questions and clarifications.
Thank you

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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