When should I go to see the doctor with a cold?
Post Date
23rd April 2014
When should I go to see the doctor with a cold?

Q When should I go to see the doctor with a cold?
A Most colds can be managed at home without a visit to the doctor: just get some rest if you can and relieve symptoms as they occur. Saline sprays, steam inhalation and decongestants can help a blocked nose, and products that contain ingredients including paracetamol, ibuprofen and flurbiprofen can help with a sore throat. Alternatively, grab something formulated to manage multiple symptoms such as Lemsip Multi-Relief Hot Drinks which can help you deal with headaches, fever, sore throats, runny or congested noses, chest congestion and general aches and pains.
Do go and see your doctor if:

  • you have other health conditions, such as asthma or diabetes that worsen during a cold
  • the symptoms come on suddenly, are severe, or last longer than usual
  • you experience chest pain, neck stiffness, shortness of breath, severe headache or a rash
  • if you are feeling worried, either about yourself or another member of the family with a cold.

LIVE WELL RECOMMENDS:

Lemsip Max Multi-Relief Cold & Flu Hot Drink
Use this non-drowsy product for temporary relief of headache and fever, sore throat, blocked or runny nose, chest congestion, body aches and pains. The hot drink format of Lemsip Max Multi-Relief can also help to keep you hydrated. Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional.

Lemsip Multi-Relief Cold & Flu Capsules
Take capsules as directed for temporary relief of headaches and fever, sore throat, blocked or runny nose, chest congestion, body aches and pains. Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional.


FOR MORE INFORMATION

www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au