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Having irritation in throat, cough and hoarse voice. What is the remedy? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 24-Nov-2013
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User:I have irritation and scarred feeling in my throat which leads to coughing every few minutes. My voice has become coarse, and it sounds almost as if I have been shouting for hours. If I talk for more than a few minutes at a stretch, it feels like I have been shouting for hours. It hurts when I swallow anything. I have had these type of cases of throat irritation in the past but they typically lasted for 1-3 days. this time it has been going on for past 6 days and it is more severe as compared to earlier times. Do I need to worry, what remedy can I get.
Doctor:Can you give me a couple of minutes to read your post.
User:sure please...also, plz note that the post was a few weeks ago
User:this is a followup on that post
Doctor:Sure give me a minute..
Doctor:Please proceed with the follow up.
User:so after that, I went to see a doctor who after examining my throat said there is constant dripping of mucus which is irritating the throat. he gave me a few pills which cured the hoarse voice and also the pain
User:however I am still coughing every few mins and that has been going on for about 3-4 weeks now
User:when I cough, I still feel irritation in the throat
Doctor:Are you there?
User:I am waiting for your advise
Doctor:Please proceed to describe if you have any other symptoms?
Doctor:If there are no symptoms, i would like to know
Doctor:how long ago did you consult the doctor?
Doctor:And can you name the medicines prescribed to you?
User:ok..I visited the doctor about 3 weeks ago, however he gave me pills from his own clinic (loose pills in a plastic) and I am not sure what medicines were those. I have been facing constant cough ever since. I spit out mouthfull of mucus when I cough about 1-2 times a day. after i spit it out, it is more relaxing for a few mins then usual, but then coughing starts again.
User:other than that there is nothing else that I have noticed as unusual
Doctor:Are you running fever?
Doctor:Are you able to swallow food normally?
User:I am not sure why my replies are not going
User:ok..they are going now..I dont have fever and I can swollow food normally
Doctor:May I know your age?
Doctor:Have you had similar complaints in the past?
Doctor:Do you suffer from indigestion, hyperacidity / gastritis like symptoms in the past?
User:not of cough..I have had irritation in throat in the past, however that got resolved in 3-4 days with salt water gargles....I sometimes face mild constipation, however no Indigestion
User:sometimes acidity, dont know what is gastritis
Doctor:Your age?
User:in case of acidity i take an Eno in the night and everything is normal then
Doctor:Do you smoke or drink alcohol?
User:I am 30
Doctor:I would like to know if you smoke or drink alcohol before i give you my opinion.
Doctor:I hope your questions are answered.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for no.
Doctor:*bye for now.
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