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Persistent cough due to cold. Suggest medication? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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Practicing since : 1980
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User:My mother is 51 years old and she has persistant cough due to cold
Doctor:please proceed with your query
User:IT seems to be a normal cold
User:But the cough is very persistant and she is very uncomfortable
User:IS there is syrup or medication that can be had to cure this faster
Doctor:Okay, Since when is she having this cough and cold?
User:3 days
Doctor:Yes there are medicines available, but most of them will require a prescription
User:anything without prescription
Doctor:You can ask her to do salt water gargling four to five times a day
User:any cough syrup?
Doctor:It is not advisable to take any medicine without a prescription
Doctor:No, cough syrups are not available without prescription
User:So, is it better to go to a doctor
Doctor:Along with salt water gargling, you can also ask her to do steam inhalation 3 to four times a day
Doctor:Yes, it is always better to consult a doctor in person
User:ok thank you
Doctor:If the cough is very severe you can give her just one cetrizine tablet
User:Available without prescription?
Doctor:this is available without prescription, otherwise you can give her Over The counter preparations like D-cold total
User:ok thank you doctor
Doctor:Okay, You are welcome
Doctor:Thank you consulting me
User:Noce talking to you.. good night
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