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Medication for severe cough - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can we help u
User :   hello doctor
Doctor :  
pls go ahead
User :   i'm from the States
Doctor :  
k
User :  
kind of desperate at this moment
User :  
it's 5:15am in the morning here. my gf has been coughing all night
User :  
she simply cant control it
Doctor :   ok

User :  
she's been drinking hot water, taking medicine, putting hot towel around neck trying to suppress the coughing
Doctor :  
have u given some medications
User :  
but didn't help
User :   she took some vicks
Doctor :  
what if you could tell me
User :   ?
Doctor :  
the medicine
User :  
ok
User :  
WWW.WWWW.WW
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let me find it
User :  
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User :  
this kind
User :  
she's been coughing and triggering gag reflex
Doctor :  
has she had alcohol
User :  
no
Doctor :  
you could go for codeine linctus syrup 2tsp
Doctor :   if you dont get that ambroxol hydrochloride

Doctor :  
ask her to take hot air fomentation
Doctor :  
steam inhalation with the vicks tab in the water
User :   i see
User :  
we have a emergency care room at school's hospital
User :  
what do you think they will treat her if we go?
User :  
just to relieve the coughing
Doctor :  
pls take her there for the moment till you get there you could use these
User :  
ok
Doctor :   no they will examine her physically with her chest examination

User :  
i see
User :   ok
Doctor :  
which will help them decide better
User :  
alright, thank you doctor
Doctor :   bye takecare

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