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Suggest treatment for dry nose and cough - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 15-Jan-2015
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User:Hi I am XXXXXXX
User:I am on vacation
Doctor:Hi XXXXXXX
User:i am suffering from dry nose and cough
User:cough will thick green
User:and noses are getting blocked
User:and dried
User:and congestion in throat
Doctor:do you have fever as well?
User:no
Doctor:Is the cough too much in quantity?
User:no
User:only night time it is more
Doctor:ok
Doctor:Is there sore throat as well?
User:yes
Doctor:What medicines have you tried?
User:citrizen
Doctor:ok
Doctor:I would suggest that you continue to take Tab Cetrizine 10mg at night
User:and benadrril cough syrup one night
Doctor:Benadryl would suffice too
Doctor:Continue the same for another 2 days
Doctor:Do steam inhalation thrice daily with Karvol Plus
Doctor:You can do warm salt water gargling as well
Doctor:It seems to be a viral fever
Doctor:Take adequate bed rest and drink plenty of fluids orally
Doctor:You should be fine in a couple of days
Doctor:if the symptoms are not subsiding, then you may require antibiotics
Doctor:but not as of now
User:i am sufferinf from this last 1 week
Doctor:oh, so sorry about that
Doctor:Did you have fever anytime in this last 1 week?
User:no
Doctor:I see
Doctor:Then, I think it would be better for you to go on antibiotics now
Doctor:I usually suggest my patients Tablet Azithromycin 500mg once daily for 3 days
Doctor:This is a prescription drug
Doctor:Please discuss with your primary physician about the same
User:sure
Doctor:Get well soon
User:thank u
User:thank u
Doctor:Bye for now
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