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Medicines for cold and 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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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can I help you?
User :   I have got severe cough for the past two weeks. What is the best medicine for this?
Doctor :   Did you have a cold/ cough/ throat infection
Doctor :   before the cough started?
User :   yes had cold , running nose
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what medicines did you take for that?
User :   Dad's a doctor.. he had given me cefixime 200mg for one week two tabs a day..
User :   along with livocetrizine..
Doctor :   Do you sill have a nose block/ throat irritation?
User :   There is no nose block now.. only cough with throat irritation..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you smoke?
User :   No.. I give company to people who smoke.. I have even stopped it now
Doctor :   ok
User :   I just hang around with them
Doctor :   About your cough- do you have any phlegm
Doctor :   or is it a dry cough?
User :   Its not a dry cough.. there is some flum coming ..
Doctor :   what color is it?
User :   it is light yello / brown
Doctor :   does your cough get worse when you lie down/ in the night?
Doctor :   Are you having any fever now?
User :   no
User :   it gets worse when i lie down
Doctor :   do you have any other health problems? e.g asthma/ bronchitis anything else?
User :   no
Doctor :   how many days did you take cefixime for?
User :   5 days.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Is ther a lot of phlegm comong out?
User :   no..not that much
Doctor :   THe yellow/ brown phlegm indicates
Doctor :   that your infection has not yet cleared up
Doctor :   when did you take the antibiotic course?
User :   two weeks back
Doctor :   You will need to see a doctor for a physical examination
Doctor :   or spk to your father
User :   ok
Doctor :   WE cannot prescribe non- OTC drugs online
User :   can i ask you something?
Doctor :   In the meanwhile
Doctor :   drink plenty of flyuids
User :   ok
Doctor :   and avoid being with your friends when they smoke
User :   ok
Doctor :   pls go ahead with your question
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Doctor :   about a month ago
User :   where have you graduated from?
Doctor :   Do you have any medical queries ?
User :   No..but just wanted to be sure if iam speaking to a medical professional
Doctor :   yes you are
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Doctor :   For such queries pls mail at YYYY@YYYY
User :   sure thanks ..
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now.
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