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Pregnant suffering from severe cough. Safe to take medication? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 08-Jun-2013
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User:Hi Doctor
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I wanted an advice regarding the continous cough my wife is experiencing since last few days
User:as she is pregnant, hence she is avoiding taking any medicine
User:so what should be done in that case
Doctor:it seems like it is an acute problem
Doctor:does she have a chronic history of asthma or recurrent cough?
User:no history of cough
User:i think it is triggered by change in weather,e tc
Doctor:I agree with you
Doctor:Is it productive or dry cough?
User:dry cough
User:it becomes more intense during the night
Doctor:as she is pregnant we should be a bit cautious
Doctor:Medications are not to be used unless indicated
Doctor:she could do salt water gargling with warm water and do steam inhalation as well
Doctor:For the dry cough, she may consider taking
Doctor:tablet. Allercet for 1 or 2 days
Doctor:not more than that
User:thanks Doctor for your advice.
Doctor:she could also try simple home remedies like milk with turmeric powder
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:Do you have more queries?
Doctor:Is that all?
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