Most of cough and cold lasting less than 7 days are viral in nature and self limiting. No treatment is required except normal saline nasal drops in case of nasal blockage.
You can try home made remedies like karha honey for symptomatic relief. Never ever give antibiotics even if your doctor has prescribed.
You must seek a opinion of your doctor if there is persistent purulent nasal discharge and cough beyond 2 weeks.
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