Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
137 Doctors are Online

Dry cough getting worse with fever. Solution ? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2005
Answered : 2408 Questions
Doctor:Dr XXXXXXX here
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hello Dr. XXXXXXX good afternoon
User:I have a little bit of dry cough this morning
User:It seems to be getting worse and I get the feeling that I am coming down with fever
User:Although the current temperature is normal
User:I think i contracted it from my colleague yesterday when she was coughing...
User:I was wondering if i could somehow prevent further deterioration of health
Doctor:May I know your age?
Doctor:Are you suffering with running nose, sorethroat, headache, bodyache, generalised weakness, etc?
User:general weakness: maybe a little no aches or running nose as such
User:no sorethroat either
User:i took a crocin this morning; also a spoonful of Asthalin expectorant...
User:I took it after breakfast
Doctor:No problem.
Doctor:Do you suffer with history of asthma or wheezing or allergies in the past?'
User:no. (i have sulfa allergy by the way!)
Doctor:Let me brief you.
User:All ears :)
Doctor:Yes, it looks like you are developing upper respiratory infection.
Doctor:However similar symptoms also develop with allergies.
Doctor:Therefore it is important that you monitor the progress of symptoms now.
Doctor:Watch out for fever, shivering, worsening of bodyache, headache and weakness.
Doctor:In the meantime, continue with paracetamol whenever in pain.
Doctor:Take deep steam inhalation twice or thrice a day.
User:sure Dr. Thanks. ....any pre-emptive advice? any dietary restrictions?
Doctor:Drink warm water.
Doctor:Avoid cold and refrigerated food.
Doctor:Consume plenty of root vegetables.
Doctor:Root vegetables such as ginger and radish are helpful.
Doctor:Warm soups, hot tea prepared from the root vegetables can benefit you.
User:Ok, sure.
Doctor:You can also add vitamin C XXXXXXX food such as orange and sweet lime.
Doctor:If these fruits are not easily available, vitamin supplements - one tablet a day can also suffice.
Doctor:Rest well and do not strain much - they can worsen the condition.
Doctor:In addition avoid dust and other allergies.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:Thank you so much Dr. Oh yes
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:I will follow them all; for now, no other queries. You rather covered them all! thank you!
Doctor:You are most welcome.
User:Good day Dr!
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor