Ask Dr. Jen Tan

Head cold

What is a head cold? Symptoms, causes, cures and when to see the doctor.

Echinacea is a traditional herb known to aid the body in its fight against the symptoms of cold and flu. Supplements like Echinaforce help increase the body’s resistance to infection by strengthening the immune system, allowing the body to fight the misery of colds and flu.


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  • C Carter's photo avatar
    C Carter — 08.12.2017 22:33
    I have a nasal drip an I get a bad smell what do I do????


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      Jen Tan — 10.12.2017 22:32
      The first thing I would be thinking of will be the possibility of lingering bacterial infection - the 'bad smell' you report suggests a bacterial sinus infection and this is best treated using antibiotics. As much as we would like to avoid their over-use, this class of drug can sometimes be very useful and important. A sinus infection or inflammation could also explain your post-nasal drip. The best advice I can give you at this point is for you to seek confirmation of the diagnosis with your doctor.


  • Avri's photo avatar
    Avri — 08.10.2017 19:45
    How do you cure a head cold


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      Jen Tan — 09.10.2017 10:07
      A head cold is the 'common cold' but with inflammation concentrated in the upper nasal passages with a greater tendency to affect the sinuses and ears. We would recommend the use of Echinacea to treat the underlying infection and if needed, a nasal decongestant such as Sinuforce. At the same time, avoid dairy produce as this will reduce the amount of mucus produced by the respiratory tract.


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    neel — 22.09.2017 06:38
    Hi there I am felling heavy head during cold and felling weak . during cold i had eaten rice in night .after that i felling heavy head ..what should i do? Could this be connected to my cold?


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      Jen Tan — 22.09.2017 10:20
      Yes, your symptoms could all be related to a viral infection and cold remedies containing Echinacea, aspirin or paracetamol will help. Echinacea has the advantage of tackling the fundamental cause as it has anti-viral properties. If your 'heavy head' worsens or develops into a headache or if your other symptoms do not improve in the next day or so, go to your doctor to get checked out.


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