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Dry cough and viral infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
User :   I have been having cough and fever initially
User :   from almost 3 weeks
Doctor :   I am Dr.. plz conti..
User :   ok
Doctor :   Does the fevr stay all day
Doctor :   or does it come it evevning
User :   I intitially had almost like 102 or 103 on the therma meter and could not manage so went to a local doctor
Doctor :   ok
User :   he informed me its viral fever
Doctor :   Did any testst?
User :   and prescribed multiple tables
User :   he did general checkup as normal doctors would do
User :   no specific checkup
Doctor :   I hope he might have given u antibitics
User :   yes he gave me paracetemol and antibitic and anti allergic tablets
Doctor :   Didi it work?
User :   now my problem is i have dry cough after the fever and other issues scaled down
Doctor :   ok
User :   I am normal but the dry cough is not showing symptoms reducing its consistently holding on
Doctor :   THe cough is there fro the beginningand till now
Doctor :   Do you smoke?
User :   yes in the beginning its high degree broncho infection like if I cough i used feel the pain itself
User :   no i dont smoke
Doctor :   ok
User :   everything is fine but the dry cough is holding on
Doctor :   Clearly, clinically, from the history, it is respiratory tract infection
Doctor :   Because you said the fever is completely gone, I think the infection is getting better
Doctor :   How many days of antibitics u took
Doctor :   What antibiotics u took
User :   the tablet was named ZO 200
User :   and paracetemol along with that
User :   650mg tablets of paracetemol tablets
Doctor :   how many day s u took the course?
User :   3 per day
Doctor :   stop the Paracetamol now
Doctor :   ok
User :   I have stopped all tablets since the dry cough continued i am trying to check on this here
User :   i am normal but the dry cough is dragging :(
Doctor :   how many time-200
Doctor :   one time ot 2 times
User :   2 times
User :   for 5 days
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Good
Doctor :   I think it is sifficient
Doctor :   I could have suggested for 5-7 days
Doctor :   But the fever is gone
Doctor :   SO i will suggest you get spirometry
Doctor :   To rule out asthma
Doctor :   Asthma can cause chronic cough
User :   ok but can i intially try some medication before going to check asthma
Doctor :   Even allergies can cause cough
Doctor :   continue the cerizine tab daily for 7 days
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Did u getchecked up for Asthma
Doctor :   I can suggest 2 things
User :   no I havent got checked Asthma
Doctor :   I can suggest 2 things 1. either get inhaler pump use 3 times day ot get the spiromtry. If u get relief from iinhaler , it is asthma
User :   Is the Inhaler pump a one time use sort of solution
User :   which inhaler pump i should use i havent used one till now
Doctor :   The pump has roughly 100 inhlations
Doctor :   i recommend u get the test first instead of getting a bad diagnosis first
Doctor :   In case u have intolerable cough, then go for Asthma medication
User :   Its not intolerable cough, its just dry cough
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Try the TUSQ cough syrup 2 tsp 2-3 times a day
User :   yes that appears to be better first approach :)
Doctor :   So get the cough syrup and get the spriromtry
Doctor :   but when u go for the test dont take cough syrup
User :   I will take cough syrup for 2 days if the cough persists i will get the spiromtry done thats better?
Doctor :   That is fine
Doctor :   Do you have any other Q?
User :   Also i wanted to know about the energy tablet ads which are shown in tv are safe
User :   for ex xxxxxx etc..
Doctor :   Sorry
Doctor :   I am not famillar with it
Doctor :   but why u need?
Doctor :   You can take one multivitamin tab
User :   which one is better
User :   for regular use , i sometimes feel out of energy
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   neuro club
Doctor :   1 tab daily
Doctor :   u can take dailt
Doctor :   *daily
User :   ok morning or evening?
Doctor :   any time
Doctor :   fix to one time
User :   ok
Doctor :   A TO Z [tab] is commonly avaiable
Doctor :   u can also it
User :   yes i will go with one of them and check how it helps
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting
User :   As of now those are all the questions, thanks for your suggestions. I will try them
Doctor :   Thank you
User :   Thanks you
Doctor :   OK Bye
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