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Date : 01-Mar-2013
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User:Good Morning Doctor
User:I am having cough since last week...and has not reduced...
Doctor:Do you have any associated fever?
Doctor:Is it a dry cough or associated with phlegm?
User:associated with phlegm
Doctor:Do you have any allergy problem?
User:no..its started just las week, due to, i believe, the weather...last*
Doctor:Okay. Thanks for providing additional details.
User:someone recommended me to take 'doxy 1 DR forte tablet' it right?
Doctor:I feel, it could be due to viral or a bacterial infection, which is common in this weather.
User:if not, can you please suggest a medicine & a course?
Doctor:Doxycycline is a antibiotic and antibiotics are prescription medicines. It can only be taken after physical consultation.
Doctor:You can take over the counter medicine like solvin to reduce your cough two times a day.
Doctor:Steam inhalation and gargles with Betadine solution will help for faster recovery.
User:ok...thanks Doctor.
Doctor:If your cough is not relieving with these measures, you can consult your physician for examination and prescription of antibiotics.
User:yes sure...thanks again.
User:Good Day! :)
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Wish you speedy recovery.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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