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antibiotics course for cold and 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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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi Doctor, I am having cough for the last 10 days
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   i am under some under medication but dint help
Doctor :   Can you detail me out what exactly started with and how did it develop into?
User :  
daily i am havinf calpol(daily 3 times), microcef cv 200 (morning n evening)and alerfix tabs (evening)
User :  
for the last 4 days
User :  
initially i had severe cold n cough and little bit headache
User :  
initially i was having benadryl cough syrup n cold act
Doctor :  
ok
User :  
after tht i have visited doctor he told me tht it is bacterial infection u need to take 5 days above mentioned course calpol etc
User :  
now cold is not there
User :  
but cough there is no change
Doctor :  
Is the cough productive with sputum?
User :  
initially it was
Doctor :  
What about it now?
User :  
now its rarely
Doctor :  
What was the color of the sputum, how much is the quantity each time you cough?
User :  
light yellowish
Doctor :   It is resolving slowly.
Doctor :  
How frequently you cough?
Doctor :  
Is it disturbing your daily activities?
User :  
yeah
User :  
disturbing lot
Doctor :   What is your age and occupation

User :  
25, s/w engineer
Doctor :  
How about fever?
User :  
daily i am having calpol so no fever
Doctor :  
Ok stop calpol and see if you get the fever one day
User :  
ok
Doctor :  
I think the infection is taking a reduction course
Doctor :  
You just have to complete the course
User :  
its almost completed..today is last day
User :  
but there is no change in cough
Doctor :  
If you think the fever is coming back, complete the course, and you might need few tests for suitable antibiotic course, see the same Doctor
User :  
ok
User :  
Thank you Doctor
Doctor :  
Nothing to worry sometimes especially these seasons when there is frequent change of strains in the virus the normal course of treatment
Doctor :  
is prolonged
Doctor :  
to 7 to 10 days
User :  
oh k
Doctor :  
Do a warm water gargles three times a day
Doctor :  
especially during your lunch and after your office at home
Doctor :  
this will remove the new strains adding to the current infection
User :   before lunch?

Doctor :   After lunch
User :  
ok
Doctor :  
Put salt in it
Doctor :  
I think you are clear now
Doctor :  
Do you have any other questions?
User :  
yeah .i m clar
Doctor :  
Do not take fried foods, take more fluids
Doctor :  
in the form of water and juices
Doctor :   during such time
User :   i m having dry fruits cashew, badam n pista..is it ok??
Doctor :  
They are fine
Doctor :  
But not many
Doctor :   8 to 10 per day is good
User :  
Ok.Thank you doctor
Doctor :  
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User :   sure i will do
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, Bye for now.
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