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Medication and home remedies to treat cough - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Iam.Dr.XXX
Doctor :   May i help you now?
User :   Im having cough since 3-4 days
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   May i know your age?
Doctor :   Do you have asthma?
Doctor :   Do you smoke?
User :   30
Doctor :   Do you have throat ache?????
User :   smoke ..ocassionally
Doctor :   ok
User :   no asthma
Doctor :   is it yellowish sputum?
User :   yes
Doctor :   So it might be having some infection then
Doctor :   Anyway stop smoking for now
Doctor :   use syrup ascoril 1-2 tsp thrice a day
User :   any medication you recomond ..
Doctor :   use karvol plus capsules for steam inhalation
Doctor :   do you have throat ache?
Doctor :   you may do saline/betadine gargle too
User :   im taking amoxyllin ..shall i continue with that
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is it after meeting a doctor/'
User :   also getting fever 1 -2 times a day
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so you might have infection
User :   yes
Doctor :   that do require antibiotics
Doctor :   you may continue that
Doctor :   and if needed TUSQ x lozenges may be tried
User :   till how long ..allready i have taken 9 capsules
Doctor :   it will soothe your throat
User :   where will i get that ? any medical shop ?
Doctor :   how long did the doctor advise?
Doctor :   you may take the antibiotics for a minimum of 5 days
User :   he asked me to take 1 course ..contains 10 tabs -3 /day
Doctor :   only if you had a physical examination done
Doctor :   take for 5 days
Doctor :   for full cure
Doctor :   also do these simple home remedies too
Doctor :   drink lots of warm water
User :   im doing all that ..
Doctor :   citrus fruits like lemon are good
Doctor :   ok good
User :   still it is getting controlled
User :   not
Doctor :   are you using any fever medicines
Doctor :   if not use febrex plus tablets
Doctor :   thrice a day
User :   yes ..Im taking "solving cold" for fever
Doctor :   are you using any cough syrup now?
Doctor :   ok continue that
Doctor :   is it solvin cold
User :   as soon i take tablets fever will get reduced after that it willcomeback after an hour
Doctor :   since its only 3 days that you have taken antibiotics
Doctor :   it might not have fully cured now
Doctor :   usually it takes 5 days course
User :   any immediate remedy to control cough
Doctor :   but if your fever is increasing you may do blood routine test
Doctor :   use cough syrup like syrup ASCORIL
Doctor :   or syrup AMBRODIL -S
Doctor :   do you have any drug allergy?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
User :   can i comeback 3 u tomorrow if it still persist
User :   to
Doctor :   yes sure
Doctor :   Lemon is the most important among the many home remedies for common cold. It is beneficial in all types of cold with fever.
Doctor :   Ginger is another excellent remedy for colds and coughs.
User :   do you people suggest any clinics where i can do the testing ?
Doctor :   Turmeric is an effective remedy for colds and throat irritations. Half a teaspoon of fresh turmeric powder mixed in 30 ml of warm milk, and taken once or twice daily, is a useful prescription for these conditions
Doctor :   Regular intake of vitamin C-75 mg for adults and 35 mg for children-will prevent the common cold.
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok
User :   thanks
Doctor :   since we are on chats and consultations online most of the time
Doctor :   thanks for consultation
User :   thanks
Doctor :   bye for now..
User :   bye
Doctor :   Take care..
Doctor :   bye..
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