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What should be done for persistent cough? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 20-Dec-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor:hello
Doctor:please proceed with your query
User:I have cough and cold from last one week, initially I had throat infection which is a recurring problem for which I took Azithral 500 mg 1 Tab for 3 days
User:Throat seems to be alright
Doctor:ok
User:However cough is bothering me too much
Doctor:is it dry or wet cough?
User:I kind of get strokes too often which last for 3-4 minutes of coughing
User:wet
Doctor:do you mean to say that there is mucus or phlegm production?
User:Yes
Doctor:are you there?
User:green color
Doctor:oh ok
Doctor:please get a sputum examination done
Doctor:if required, culture as well
User:ok
Doctor:to look for any infecting bacteria
User:Sure
Doctor:I suggest you consult a pulmonologist for this
User:is this different from ENT ?
Doctor:since you already took the antibiotic, we need further investigate this problem before proceeding further
Doctor:Yes
Doctor:it is chest diseases specialist
User:ohk
User:Sure
Doctor:ok
Doctor:meanwhile
Doctor:do steam inhalation thrice daily
User:ok
Doctor:I usually prescribe my patients syrup Ascoril 10ml at bedtime
Doctor:or even 15ml
Doctor:not more than that
User:sure
Doctor:You may want to try this for a few days as well
User:ok
Doctor:get well soon
User:Thanks Doc..
Doctor:my pleasure
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