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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   my age is 29
Doctor :   Ok
User :   m having cough for last 1 week
Doctor :   Ok
User :   without any cold
User :   hav tried some cough syrups
User :   incl. himalayas koflet
User :   n one more
User :   dun remember d name
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but it dint work
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I mean it was kinda ok for relief for a short while
User :   but cough dint subside
Doctor :   Are you finding sputum with the cough?
Doctor :   Are you running fever?
User :   no fever
Doctor :   Do you smoke?
User :   no
User :   sputum is there
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Can you describe how much sputum you produce, the colour of the sputum?
User :   almost with every cough sputum comes out
User :   its usual yellow n lemon
User :   d usual one
User :   in color
User :   only sometime sputum does nt comes out
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
User :   k
Doctor :   Do you have diabetes, heart problems?
Doctor :   Have you had similar symptoms in the past?
User :   last test every thing was ok
User :   dint experience ths in past
User :   as far as I remember
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
User :   k
Doctor :   Presence of cough with sputum is a sign of infection of the lower respiratory tract.
User :   k
Doctor :   Absence of fever, is an indication that the infection is not a serious one.
User :   k
Doctor :   However, I would suggest you to consider getting a chest examination done by a doctor,
Doctor :   if necessary, you will need a chest xray to determine the nature of illness.
Doctor :   In the mean time,
Doctor :   Benadryl syrup one teaspoon thrice a day for 3-5 days can be used.
Doctor :   2. Continue with throat lozenges such as nivaran.
User :   do u want me to try ths for a day n c whether it wrks.......???
User :   n then go to doctor
User :   if it does not
Doctor :   A less serious infection/viral will settle down with cough syrup, however
User :   I m already taking himalays koflet
User :   is it nt enough...?
Doctor :   presence of yellow coloured/green coloured syrup indicates that you may need antibiotics.
Doctor :   Hence I would suggest you to consider consulting a physician or a chest physician who will perform the examination and suggest you the appropriate antibiotics.
Doctor :   I cannot suggest the antibiotics over the chat, as it is not legal.
Doctor :   Himalaya products are ayurvedic products.
Doctor :   As an homoepathic doctor, my knowledge on ayruvedic products is restricted.
Doctor :   Hence, if the himalaya products are not helping you, you can try syp Benadryl alternatively.
Doctor :   Consult a physician for appropriate antibiotics.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   ya
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no thanx
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now.
User :   will take benedryl n c
User :   thanx
User :   bye
Doctor :   Wish you a happy New Year.
User :   same to u ....... hav a rocking new yr
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