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Severe dry cough and ways to avoid it - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello Doctor
User :   Hello...
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.
User :   Doctor, I am having sever dry cough..
User :   for the last 1 week
User :   i've taken cough syrup, but its not helping
Doctor :   Which one did you take?
User :   Dilosyn..
Doctor :   What is your age?
User :   26
Doctor :   Since how long you are taking this medicine?
User :   1 week
Doctor :   What is the dose and how many times a day
User :   twice... 10 ml
Doctor :   Ok, if the cough is more than 1 week and not cured with symptomatic medicine, it means that there is an infection
Doctor :   This needs a stethescopic examination of the lungs
Doctor :   Hence I suggest for the same to get a better medicine
Doctor :   Are you with me?
User :   Okay doctor
Doctor :   Would you like us to assist you get an appointment with a doctor near your area?
User :   There is a hospital near my house..
User :   I'll check there doctor..
User :   Thanks a lot for your help.
Doctor :   Ok, I would like to suggest you some tips
Doctor :   1) Avoid cold foods
Doctor :   2) Gargling with warm salt water helps
Doctor :   3) Carry a hanky so that the infection does not spread to others
Doctor :   4) Eat hot food
User :   Sure doctor. Thanks once again
Doctor :   5) Good amount of coconut water is helpful to recover faster
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   thanks doctor. bye
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