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Having viral cough. Should I take some medicine? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 02-Aug-2013
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Doctor:Good afternoon
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:Hi Dr..
User:Wanted to check since last many days i have cough..
User:specially i feel it in the morning..after bath etc..
User:during the day it's normal..
User:should i take some medicines..
Doctor:It is viral in origin
Doctor:You do not need medicines for the same
Doctor:You just have to follow supportive measures
Doctor:Steam inhalation
Doctor:Salt water gargling
Doctor:Keeping yourself warm
Doctor:Avoid frequent travel to outside or outings
Doctor:Get well soon
Doctor:Is that all for now?
Doctor:Do you have more queries?
User:i has read it some where that if someone has cough for long time then it may affect hearing etc..
User:is that true
Doctor:If the cough is severe and prolonged it can rupture the ear drum and cause hearing loss
Doctor:Thank you too
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