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Dry cough especially at night - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Practicing since : 2004
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
User :   Good afternoon sir
Doctor :   Good afternoon
User :   I am suffering from cough for the last one month...
Doctor :   Is ti dry cough or with sputum?"
User :   i have consulted 2 doctors and served medicines as per their instructions..
User :   it is dry cough
User :   it usually occurs in the night... sleepless nights
User :   i served cough syrups like levofloxacin and all
Doctor :   Ok, do you have problem with digestion?
Doctor :   Do you have reflux of food into the mouth?
Doctor :   Do you suffer from anything like bloating
User :   now i have tablets like cipmox by cipla...
User :   i dont have pblm with digestion... it is normal
User :   I had throat pain but now it is ok
Doctor :   What is your weight?
Doctor :   Dry cough esp at night should also think in terms of reduced stomach emptying and reflux of acid into the food pipe, tickling the vocal cords, this initiates the cough and sleep less night because of it
User :   59 kgm age 27
User :   ok...
Doctor :   So try these modifications that I say
Doctor :   1) Eat only very simple at night not to the stomach full
Doctor :   2) Leave a gap of 2 hours between your last meal and sleep
Doctor :   3) Go for a small walk for 10 minutes indoors
Doctor :   3) Put two pillows under the head and sleep
User :   ok
Doctor :   Try to adopt this modifications
Doctor :   and let me know
Doctor :   Restrict on milk and its products in a day
Doctor :   No coffee, no chocolates, no pepperimint
User :   okok
User :   any medicines?
Doctor :   I would not suggest any now
Doctor :   I think you have taken ample
Doctor :   Un necessary medications will not help
User :   should I test spitum or not?
Doctor :   But you say of dry cough
Doctor :   How can you go for sputum?
Doctor :   If chat disconnects in between please login again after 2 minutes
User :   yes....... but often cough with spitum
Doctor :   Ok if you are bringing out then please get this done
User :   ok thank you sir....
Doctor :   Please get back to me same time after 5 days
Doctor :   after adopting these modifications
Doctor :   Thank you
Doctor :   Bye for now
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