Viral infection of the nose and throat, most commonly caused by rhinovirus, is called cold. The symptoms of cold are a runny nose, sore throat, cough, chest congestion, body ache, headache, sneezing, fever, and fatigue. These symptoms last for about 7 to 10 days.

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Please suggest ayurvedic medication for infection resistant to antibiotics.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26 year old male. I was addicted to cold drinks which had been getting me sick (catching a cold) over the past nine years. Doctors treated me with antibiotics such as Amoxicillin, Cloxacillin, Moxifloxacin, Cefpodoxime, Azithromycin, andSporidex which worked very well many ti...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajith Kumar. K. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can try the following ayurvedic medicines: OCEM-5 drops (Richfield international) - two drops in a glass of lukewarm water twice a day. Indukantham kashayam - 15 mL+50 mL boiled and cooled water twice a day half hour before food. Haridra Khanda churna - one tea...  Read Full »

Please suggest me a homeopathy medicine for cold and body pain.

Query: Hi doctor, I suffer from cold, restlessness and body pain. During every winter season, I will get sick starting with a cold. Currently, I am taking Arsenicum album 30 and Aconite 30. Kindly suggest me a homeopathy medicine.  Read Full »

Dr. Sheetal R Bhanushali

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can start taking Aconite 200 five pills in the morning, noon and evening. If you have Aconite 30, then you can take it at an interval of 15 to 20 minutes until the cold gets reduced. Take it four times a day. Take Rhus tox 200 in the morning, noon and night. Have wa...  Read Full »

Why do people catch a cold frequently?

Query: Hello doctor, 1. Why we are getting frequent colds? 2. What can be done to reduce the amount of colds we are getting?  Read Full »

Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are several causes of getting frequent cold. Some of them are as follows. 1. Increased sensitivity to allergens like pollens, dust, smoke, cold drinks, soft drinks, etc. 2. Reduced body immunity levels. 3. Getting infection like bacterial and viral. 4. Nasa...  Read Full »

Is there any method available to make drinking water disease-free?

Query: Hello doctor, My kids are getting cold and fever because of tank water. Is there anything available so that we can put inside the tank to avoid disease?  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query. Use tank water after boiling. Give your children lukewarm water for drinking not cold water. Give them steam of plain water two to three times a day whenever they get cold. Strengthen their immunity. You can give them one teaspoon of Chyawanpras...  Read Full »

How can I treat cold and fever?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from cold and fever and something that I do not know of.   Read Full »

Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The disease in which there is continuous flows of secretion from nose is rhinitis. It may be due to inflammation, infection or allergies. The symptoms may be sneezing, malaise, nose congestion, itching, fever, heaviness, etc.  Read Full »

Why do I get cold every morning?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old. I am having a cold every morning when I wake up and as the day goes by it continues to reduce simultaneously. This has been happening to me for the past two years. I need some lifetime precautions for this. For the past two years, I have been taking Marijuana daily.  Read Full »

Dr. Akanksha Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you said you are suffering from the cold in the morning only and it subsides in the day, it means you are allergic. You should improve first your immunity as it plays an important role in the allergy. It is the best way to fight allergy. I am prescribing you a remedy...  Read Full »

Kindly advise medicines to cure cold, headache, sinus problem and breathing difficulty.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from sinus problem since birth. Currently, I am suffering from a cold, headache and unable to breathe properly due to nose blockage intermittently. Kindly advise which medicines I should take. I am 44 years old and currently working in a call center where I have to sit ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sheetal Kamble

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It seems this is your chronic problem as you have been suffering for the two years. For the best result, I would advise you to seek consultation from a good homeopathy doctor who can prescribe the correct remedy based on the detailed case history. For the meantime, ...  Read Full »

Which homeopathic medicine can be given to prevent dengue fever?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 6 years old and weighs 24.4 kg. He develops common cold quite often. I am also worried as dengue is spreading around my community and I would like to give him some medication which is preventive in nature. I would like to know what is the best medicine regime for my son to p...  Read Full »

Dr. Sheetal Kamble

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Eupatorium mother tincture is definitely a good choice of preventive remedy for dengue. You may give him 5 to 7 drops of this remedy mixed in half a cup of water once a day as a preventive medicine. If he has milder symptoms of fever or body ache then it can be taken...  Read Full »

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