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Persisting cough after flu - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User :   Hello Doctor
Doctor :   HI
User :   Thanks for responding
User :   I've a problem with my cough
User :   its been more than 15 days
Doctor :   How may i help you?
User :   I caught teh Flu virus and along with fever, got cough too
Doctor :   ok
User :   took a course of anti-biotics and paracetamol, plus Alerid
User :   The fever went away, but the cough is still persisting
Doctor :   So any persisting symptoms now, ,are you feeling better?
User :   I'm feeling all well, but the cough
Doctor :   post flu, the cough will persist for a few weeks
User :   its sometime get so worse that i feel like vomitting
Doctor :   try warm salt water gargling,
Doctor :   and strepsils, & Cof-D cough lozenges
User :   with mucus playing teh spoil sport
Doctor :   these will help you out
User :   ok
User :   So two lozenges : Strepsil + Cof-D...right?
Doctor :   yes
User :   how many a day, Dr?
Doctor :   take them alternatively
User :   ok
Doctor :   COf -D 2-3 times a day
Doctor :   strepsils, any time, to sooth the resp tract
Doctor :   say 4-5 a day may be max
User :   ok
User :   got it
User :   Will try that Dr
User :   Thanks a lot
Doctor :   good
User :   Bye
Doctor :   also, take some ibuprofen, which will decrease the inflammation
User :   but there is no pain Dr
Doctor :   once or twice a day ibuprofen 400 mg, will help to reduce the inflammation in the throat, which causes the cough
Doctor :   this is not for the pain
User :   ok
User :   Will take tat too Dr
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   No
User :   Thank you
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   thank you for consulting me
User :   Thanks for helping me
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   Bye
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