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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   hello ,doc. i am having a cold which got converted to cough and is not finishing off.i developed this cold ,may be viral after a travel from xxxxx
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when are you having this?
User :   it is a week that flowing nose stopped and to combat pain/headache and slight fever i had taken ctrazine+nicip tablets.,which gave me comfort but now this cough is not going but it is not serious.
User :   yes doc are u there.
User :   yes doc are u replying.
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   yes doc
Doctor :   soory for the delay
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you have any other health problems?
User :   no ,i was a smoker but left it almost 4 yrs. back completely.
Doctor :   cough stays for atleast 2-3 weeks after an infection usually
Doctor :   are you taking any cough syrup?
User :   any measures you suggest to reduce the incidence of bouts ant the sputum (yellowish)which comes out.
User :   no.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have you taken any antibiotics?
User :   not any thing else as mentioned (nimuslde)3 tablets with a gap of 12 hrs.
Doctor :   i suggest that you take syp. GRILINCTUS
Doctor :   2 tsfs
Doctor :   3-4 times a day
Doctor :   for a week
User :   ok anything else doc.
Doctor :   also i suggest that you avoid cold weather
Doctor :   and pollution as much as possible
User :   ok
Doctor :   if the fever returns or the cough worsens
Doctor :   you may require an antibiotic course
User :   can u suggest
Doctor :   that has to be given after physically examining you and for that you may need to consult a general physician personally
Doctor :   it would not be proper for me to prescribe the
Doctor :   antibiotics without physically examining you
Doctor :   for your own safety online
User :   ok
Doctor :   continue the paracetamol for pain
Doctor :   take it after food
Doctor :   avod cold water and drinks
Doctor :   and take plenty of rest
User :   yes sure.
Doctor :   it would usually subside in a week
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User :   yes,i confirm and thank you for
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Doctor :   ok
User :   done
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