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Severe cough and pain in throat after drinking cold things. Is this allergic cough? Medication?

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I Start coughing whenever i have cold water or anything cold, the cough last for about one hour with bad pain in throat. Want to know which medicine can in take and is it allergic cough or something else ?
Posted Tue, 26 Jun 2012 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Chandana Krishna 23 minutes later

Thanks for posting your query.

It is a mild variant of allergy.

Best thing is to avoid extremely cold food intake like ice-cold water.

If the same happens in winter, it is safe to keep yourself warm.

If it is not associated with wheezing or breathing difficulty, mast cell stabilizers may be used to decrease the hyper-responsiveness. Dextromethorphan syrup can relieve cough.

If it is associated with wheezing, beta-2 agonist like salbutamol, mast cell stabilizers may be used. Do get them prescribed by your treating physician.

Hope I have solved your query.

Feel free to write back if you have any doubt.

Thank you.
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