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Severe cough that increases at night - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   Hi
User :   my wife is having a caugh for last 3 days night time it is more can u please suggest me the medicane her age is 26
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Is it only in the night after lying down?
User :   yes even day time also but night is more
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Is she getting phlegm?
User :   no
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
How about fever?
User :   no
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   cold is there
Doctor :  
Any pain in the throat?
User :   no
Doctor :  
Cold in the sense running nose or nasal congestion or both?
User :   give me 1min
User :   both
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
And are the nasal secretions watery/thick?
User :   thick
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
If it has thickened, then it is more like to be a bacterial infection
Doctor :  
I shall suggest you to wait for 2 days for now
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and take symptomatic treatment
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and if it is not subsiding then the need of antibiotics could be considered
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She can take Allercet 10 mg one daily in the night
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and take steam inhalation 2 times a day
User :   yes
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
Fine
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And she can take TusQ Lozenges for cough
User :   previously i have used corex and acrocil
Doctor :  
it is chewable one
User :   but no use
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
Do not use both for now
User :   sorry ascoril
Doctor :  
I got it
Doctor :  
Just go with cetrizine for now,
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and the lozenges
Doctor :  
If she is having headache or feverishness, then one Dolo 650 as needed
Doctor :  
Not more than 3 per day
Doctor :  
Is that clear?
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   TusQ Lozenges,cetrizine are twise daily?
Doctor :   Tus Q Lozenges 3 per day
Doctor :  
Cetrizine once per day
Doctor :  
You should take a prescription from your doctor before taking Cetrizine
Doctor :  
It is not a OTC
Doctor :  
and cannot be prescribed here


User :   thats it thank u
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.

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