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What causes nocturnal cough? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 25-Sep-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Practicing since : 2002
Answered : 106 Questions
User:hello dr..
Doctor:Please proceed with your query.
User:i am suffering with nocturnal cough for the last several days..
User:it started when the climate has changed..
User:i didnt take any meds in the beginning
User:but recently i took tus-q, there was no improvement, so i stopped it..
User:i noticed that the cough is coming only when i eat any sweet like items..
User:i think this is due to sore throat dr, please help me to get rid of this symptom.
Doctor:I would like to know few more things before suggesting you
User:ya ask me dr..
Doctor:May I know the duration of the cough?
Doctor:I meant in the night when you have cough, how long does it stay?
User:regularly for 10-15 minutes,
User:with very slight sputum, it is a dry cough
Doctor:Is there any sputum production while coughing?
Doctor:What is the colour of the sputum?
User:like white
Doctor:Do you smoke or consume alcohol?
User:no dr..
Doctor:from the description given by you, I feel that it could be due viral infection producing small bouts of cough in the night.
Doctor:Follow these instruction:
User:ya tell me dr
Doctor:1. XXXXXXX warm salt water gargling three to four times a day.
Doctor:2. Consume only boiled water.
Doctor:3. Avoid cold and refrigerated food items.
Doctor:4. Avoid oily and spicy food.
Doctor:5. Strepsils or XXXXXXX lozenges as many times as require.
User:once or twice i used strepsils also, but no use,,
Doctor:6. Benadryl or Grilinticus cough syp one tsp three times a day.
Doctor:Continue with the lozenges.
Doctor:After taking the syp make sure you dont have anything over it for half an hour at the least.
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