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Treatment and tests to analyse persistent cough - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User :   Hi Doc...
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   I am having bad cough since last few weeks... never had it so bad...
User :   i took cough syrup... did gargles with salt water.. took honey..
User :   but its still thr..
Doctor :   ok
User :   reason.. might be I have been doing swimming in a lil cold water..
Doctor :   do u have dry cough or with sputum
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   its dry.. but sometimes.. sputum also
Doctor :   which colour
User :   actually its very less.. so didnt notice..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do u smoke
User :   very rarely... 1-2 cigs a week...
Doctor :   do u have fever or chest pain>?
User :   no...
Doctor :   how old are u
User :   26
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems? Overwt, Diabetes, High Blood pressure, Asthma, Allergies,Thyroid? Any Operations If so why? please say if there is family history of such problems. When did you last see a doctor for a complete check up?
Doctor :   r u there
User :   nop.. i m healthy...
User :   1 year back...
Doctor :   can u take this ASCORIL EXPRCTORANT 10-20ml three times daily for 1 week
Doctor :   if the cough doesnt subside
Doctor :   \then u need to see a physician
User :   ok
Doctor :   get a chest xray
Doctor :   and sputum examination done as well
User :   i m taking Robitussin...
Doctor :   u can take this syrup now
Doctor :   ok
User :   it has.. Dextromethorphan..
Doctor :   it has bromhexine, guaifenesin,
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
User :   thanks a lot...
Doctor :   it doesnt have dextromethorphan
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   I said.. Robitussin has Dexto...
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