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Cough problem. Taken medicine. Suggest treatment?

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Having cough from last 5 to 6 days. Medicines have been taken but no major change. Please suggest a good syrup or tablet.
Posted Tue, 22 May 2012 in General Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja 1 hour later
Hi

Thanks for posting your query

Here are few queries you need to reply before I can suggest some remedy to you:

1] Is the cough dry or productive?
2] Is it associated with fever?
3] Is there generalized bodyache and weakness?
4] Are other members of the family also suffering?
5] Do you smoke ?

Get back to me with these replies and I will help you out
Get Well Soon
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Follow-up: Cough problem. Taken medicine. Suggest treatment? 3 minutes later
1] Is the cough dry or productive? - Dry
2] Is it associated with fever? - it was but from last 5 to 6 days its only cough
3] Is there generalized bodyache and weakness? - Yes
4] Are other members of the family also suffering? - No
5] Do you smoke ? - No

 
 
Answered by Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja 8 minutes later
Hi

Thanks for the prompt response

What I gather from your response is that you are having a seasonal viral infection which is usually self limiting

You may continue the syrup you are using for another couple of days and add a Tablet of Paracetamol for generalized bodyache and weakness

If this does not help after couple of days, visit your doctor and get an antibiotic prescribed

Get well Soon
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