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Having dry cough and feeling tired, no fever. Suggest medication? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 10-Jun-2013
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User:Hello doc
Doctor:Good Evening
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Good eve...I am feeling tired & getting coughing
User:Can u help in this regard
User:fever is not there
Doctor:Since when are you having cough?
User:yesterday night
User:it's mostly dry coughing
Doctor:Are you able to bring out any phlegm?
User:some times
Doctor:Do you have any nasal block?
User:no sir
Doctor:Do you feel any difficulty in breathing?
Doctor:Fine. From your history it seems a mild upper respiratory tract infection.
Doctor:You can follow some simple steps at home to get relief.
User:please tell me sir
Doctor:1. Drink only warm water.
Doctor:2. Avoid cold/ refrigerated food items.
Doctor:3. Do steam inhalation with Carvol Plus capsules.
Doctor:4. Maintain your room warm.
Doctor:It may take around 5-10 days to completely cure.
User:any other option to avoid steam inhalation
User:i mean any other prescription
Doctor:In case it aggravates, more phlegm appears while coughing, color change in the phlegm, difficulty in breathing or fever appears, then you will have to consult a general physician.
Doctor:Steam inhalation is the best home remedy for upper respiratory tract infections.
Doctor:Antihistamines like cetrizine will help to reduce the irritation. For that, you will need to get a prescription from your family physician.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:yes doctor...
User:can u tell me the inhaling procedure...nlot did so far
Doctor:Ok. I will guide you in detail.
Doctor:You have to heat some water in a vessel. And then put a Capsule of Carvol plus into it.
Doctor:Keep the vessel on the table and sit near to it.
Doctor:Cover your head and the vessel under a thick blanket. Then you will be able to inhale the steam which comes out of the vessel.
User:fine sir
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:yes sir..thnaks a lot
Doctor:Hope I have been able to guide you to your satisfaction.
Doctor:You are welcome. Is there anything else I can assist you with?
User:no thanks sir
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me. Let me know if you have any other health related queries.
Doctor:Have a nice evening!
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