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Having bad cough and throat irritation. How to avoid this? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 06-Jun-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User:Good Morning Doctor
User:My Name is XXXXXXX
Doctor:Good Morning
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:Since the wether has changed i have cough
Doctor:Sorry to hear that
User:its got bad, i was not able to sleep yesterday at all
Doctor:Is it dry cough or are you producing sputum too?
User:this is the third day running
Doctor:Is there fever along with it?
User:during the day its mostly dry, but when i wake up in the morning, there is sputum
User:no, no fever, just cough and throat iritation
Doctor:that is still fine
Doctor:I am glad that there is no fever
Doctor:You only need symptomatic treatment for this
User:this happenes to me every time there is a change in climet
Doctor:You can take warm milk with ginger and a pinch of turmeric in it
Doctor:You said right
Doctor:It is because of the change in weather
Doctor:Please drink only warm water
Doctor:Keep yourself warm
User:i have been taking ginger tea for 3 days, its helps for a while
User:the problem is at might
Doctor:Do not turn on the AC or fan while you sleep
Doctor:Keep a flask with warm water next to you
User:i am unable to sleep coz of it, i was awake till 4:3o am yesterday
Doctor:You can also use strepsils lozenges too
User:i have been taking strepsils
Doctor:Tusq D is a cough syrup for dry cough
Doctor:You may consider taking this at bed time
Doctor:Please get it prescribed by your doctor
User:since this happens every time when the weather changes, i was wondering if there is a long term fix for it
Doctor:During the winter seasons you may take anti-allergics like Montelukast
Doctor:They will help in preventing frequent attacks
Doctor:you can stop it in summers
Doctor:You can speak to an allergist about this
Doctor:Is that all?
Doctor:Do you have more queries?
User:no more queries
Doctor:Get well soon XXXXXXX
Doctor:My wishes to you
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:Take care and bye for now
User:thanks, Bue
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