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Pregnant and suffering from cough. How to get rid of it? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 22-Aug-2013
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Doctor:Good Evening
User:hello sir
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:my wife is 10 weeks pregnant now. From past one day she is suffering from cough
User:what is the best way to get rid of this problem
Doctor:Does she have any other complaint other than cough?
Doctor:Is the cough productive? I mean does she get phlegm coming out while coughing?
User:little bit
Doctor:Does she have fever?
User:i mean some times she is getting phlegm
Doctor:Does she have any breathing difficulty?
Doctor:Ok. Let me guide you through.
Doctor:It is common to have upper respiratory infections during this time of the year.
Doctor:And mostly these are viral infections.
Doctor:There is no much treatment directed exactly against viral conditions.
Doctor:But, that should not be concerning as she is not having any other issues.
Doctor:Best thing to do during pregnancy is to have some basic techinques done at home.
Doctor:She can do the following at home to reduce the difficulty.
User:could you please guide us
Doctor:- Avoid drinking cold water. Drink only boiled and cooled water in its warm state.
Doctor:- Make sure to wash the hands with soap before any food.
Doctor:- Do steam inhalation 3 times a day.
Doctor:-If there is chest congestion or nose blocks, you can add a capsule of Karvol Plus n to the water while inhaling steam.
Doctor:- Take Tab. Celin 500mg/ Lymcee 500mg (Chewable) 3 times daily.
Doctor:That is Vitamin C, which willhelp in countering the vir
Doctor:viral infection and boosting the immunity
Doctor:_ In case, it does not come down in 4-5 days, or if she gets other symptoms such as fever, she will need to get examined.
Doctor:- Drink plenty of water, juices etc.
Doctor:Normally, the above measures should take care of the issue.
Doctor:If she gets fever, she can take Tab. Crocin/ Dolo 500 mg Thrice daily.
Doctor:If it does not get better, make sure she meets your family physician.
User:ok sir
Doctor:Hope these suggestions would get her a better health.
Doctor:Have you understood all my suggestions?
User:yes doctor
User:thanks for the suggestions
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you on?
Doctor:You are welcome. Thanks for consulting me.
User:thanks doctor
Doctor:Please let us know if you have any health related queries.
Doctor:Have a Nice Evening!
User:sure sir
Doctor:Bye for now.
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