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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   I have a bad cough with some fever, no cold
Doctor :   ok

User :   Its dry cough
Doctor :  
since when
User :   with some phlegm coming out 3-4 times in a day
User :   Since morning yesterday
Doctor :  
what colour is the phlegm
User :   Earlier it had no color (yesterday), today it has gained a whitish to yellowish/amberish color
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :  
do u have any history of allergy
User :   No history of any allergy
Doctor :  
does the fever stay or does it come intermittently
User :   Medicine : I took Tus-Q yesterday 1 tablet twice a day, and had XXXXXXXX Cough Syrup at bedtime. Also taking Turmeric
User :   Comes intermittently within the day.
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :  
take XXXXXXXX cough three times aday
Doctor :  
and stop TUS Q
User :   I want to ask, would XXXXXXXX cough syrup make my throat further dry ?
User :   I will stop Tus Q
Doctor :   no it doesnt

User :   Okay
Doctor :  
drink one glass of luke warm water when ever u have cough
User :   Okay
User :   XXXXXXXX makes me sleepy, is that OK ?
Doctor :   yes it is normal
Doctor :   so do not drive or involve
User :   Anything for fever ?
Doctor :   you can take tab dolo 500 mg
Doctor :  
twice a day after food
Doctor :   and it will be fine

User :   Okay, can I take paracetamol 500 instead of Dolo, just asking because I have crocin with me.
Doctor :   dolo is paracetamol

Doctor :  
Doctor :  
u can
User :   Okay, any other things beside that
Doctor :   do u have a nose block or ear block

Doctor :   are u there?

User :   Nope, no nose block or ear block. Its more cough and heaviness in the chest. When I breathe
User :   When I breathe, it aggravates and makes me cough
User :   I guess I have lot of congestion in the chest
Doctor :   if doesnt get relieved within two days do see a doctor as u might need a course of antibiotics after a physical examination of your chest

Doctor :  
are u there?
User :   yes, I am here.
Doctor :   anything else you would like to know?

User :   Thank you so much
User :   any precautions in the diet
User :   Tea, coffee ?
Doctor :  
no problem
Doctor :  
u can take tea
Doctor :  
but try to avoid anything cold for while
User :   ok
Doctor :  
also avoid curds for a week or so
Doctor :   except that its fine
Doctor :   is there anything else you would like to know
Doctor :  
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