Common Cold

Common Cold Specialist

Common colds, which are typically the result of a virus, can be very disruptive and easily spread. Dr. Hansa Bhakti Medley, an internist practicing in Houston, Texas, can help patients identify and treat symptoms, as well as offer advice for preventing infections in the future.

Common Cold Q & A

How do you treat a common cold?

First, Dr. Medley will complete an evaluation to get a better understanding of your symptoms, which may include:

  • Cough
  • Runny nose
  • Fatigue
  • Sneezing

If you’ve been taking prescription or over-the-counter medicine (including any vitamins, supplements or herbs) give Dr. Medley a detailed list of everything you’ve taken the last couple of days to relieve your symptoms. Because she also uses alternative holistic remedies for some conditions, Dr. Medley needs to make sure that whatever you’ve taken will not have a negative interaction with what she recommends. It’s also helpful to share when symptoms began, so she can get a better sense of how long they’ve persisted.

How can alternative holistic medicine help my cold?

Dr. Medley uses conventional medicine to treat some conditions and diseases, but she also knows the benefits of alternative holistic medicine. Holistic medicine treats the whole person. Alternative holistic treatments might include using essential oils or natural remedies, such as a neti pot or ginger root, for clearing up congestion and stuffiness from a cold. Dr. Medley strives to provide patients with a holistic approach so that they achieve an optimal level of health and wellness.

The cold medicine you pick up at the drugstore might clear your nasal passages for a few hours. But, after it wears off, you either have to take more of the medicine or deal with the discomfort of a stuffy nose and phlegmy cough. As a doctor who knows many natural treatments for ailments, Dr. Medley can determine what’s best for your symptoms: conventional medicine or an alternative holistic treatment.

If you’re suffering from a common cold, call or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Medley. The practice in Houston, Texas is currently welcoming new patients and accepts most major forms of insurance.