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Dry cough with nose blockage - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Lung and Chest disorders
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User :   hi there
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   I have had a cough now for about 3 weeks or so
User :   starting to get a little worried, as i'm beginning to get some other symptoms with it as well such as blocked up nose
Doctor :   ok
User :   it's strange though, I seem to get this weird urge to cough even though I don't need to at times
Doctor :   it probably is upperrespiratory tract infection'
Doctor :   its a dry cough
User :   is that bad?
User :   ah right..I just get a little paranoid about these things especially with everything going on in the world at the moment
User :   what would you recommend to treat it?
User :   and how much longer should I wait before perhaps visitng my doctor?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   no it isnt
Doctor :   do u get any phlegm from your mouth
User :   at times i get clear liqiud but not much phlegm really
Doctor :   what colour is i8t
User :   just more saliva
Doctor :   any fever
User :   it's salivery but anything else is normal yellowy colour
Doctor :   ok
User :   no i'm fine otherwise, just feeling like my throat is badly irritated due to me trying to cough when i don't really need to
User :   but i can't relaly help it!

Doctor :   i suggest u gargle with salt water to redue the oedema
Doctor :   and also i can give u many tips]
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