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Having dry cough from very long time. Have had fever. Suggest? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 05-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good evening
Doctor:please proceed with your query
User:i am having cough for a long time now
User:dry cough
Doctor:Is it productive with phlegm or mucus?
Doctor:Dry cough is usually allergic in nature
Doctor:Is there fever too?
User:yesterday i felt a little pain in right side of chect also
User:right side of chest
Doctor:Is there fever?
User:intialy it started with fever
User:it was mild which went in a day
User:i went to doctor they gave rx cough sroup with some antibiotic and other medicine
User:they prescribed for 2 days
User:but it is around a 3- 4 weeks now
User:mucocid is another tablet they prescibed
User:there is tickling feeling back at the throat which is leading to cough
User:initialy it decreased but now agian it is ncreasing
User:and now a days i feel very tired also
Doctor:It is better to do a chest x-ray
User:what u think can be the reason
User:and where can i do chest x XXXXXXX
Doctor:It is mostly allergicv
User:any clinic or i have to go hospital
Doctor:Sorry Allergic
User:i smoke also
Doctor:You can get the x-ray done in a diagnostic center
User:aournd 1 -2 cigreette a day
Doctor:Chronic bronchitis is one other cause
User:is there any reason for worry
Doctor:No, nothing to worry
Doctor:Drink warm water always
Doctor:Cut down on your smoking
Doctor:Also so salt water gargling
Doctor:You will be fine soon
User:how much time it will take , can i get rid of this within 1-2 days
Doctor:It would take almost 2 weeks to go away
User:i have applied for a govt exam for which i need to go through a medical test
User:do u think , this can be dictated at the medical test
User:and can this be a reason for my rejection
Doctor:Yes, usually all govt exams do chest x-ray as a routine
Doctor:no, you won't be rejected for this
User:may i know how can chest x XXXXXXX can help
User:is there any chance of things like tumor or cancerr
Doctor:Chest x-ray will detect any active lesions in your lungs
Doctor:The chance of tumor or cancer is very less
User:leasions means?
Doctor:any infections like Tuberculosis, it will also see any tumors
User:can u recomened any medicine for this
User:which can help me to recover quickly from this
Doctor:Medicine cannot be started without confirming the cause
Doctor:Tusq - D is one medicine
Doctor:IT is useful in Dry cough
Doctor:Please get it prescribed by your doctor
Doctor:Is that all?
Doctor:Do you have more queries?
User:the chat was very helpfull
User:thank you
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:Get well soon
Doctor:bye for now
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