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Suggest treatment for dry Cough

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Sir, My Wife is having dry Cough which is in current state for last 2 weeks . Please advice on medicine
Posted Mon, 17 Feb 2014 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Taher Kagalwala 40 minutes later
Brief Answer: Try all the below-mentioned remedies. Detailed Answer: Dear XXXX, Assuming that she has no fever and no other problems, as you have so kindly indicated in your question, and also assuming that she is not a smoker, is not an elderly person and has no allergies, may I suggest - a) give her a course of a syrup that contains Dextromethorphan as one of the ingredients. The usual dose would be 5-10 ml two to three times a day depending on her weight and individual response. Some examples include Actifed DM, Dextrakof, etc. b) Ask her to sip small quantities of plain, non-iced water frequently, but especially when she feels that the cough is coming on c) Give her a mix of ground turmeric stick powder (1 tsp) in a glass of warm water daily at bed-time d)Try taking inhalations of steam with a steamer device or directly from a hot pot under a blanket e) Avoid eating foods that hurt the throat such as spicy or very hot foods. f) Avoid exposing her to cigarette side-smoke, pollutants, etc. g) If you do not see a response in the next 2-3 days, take her to her physician. Hope this helps. With best wishes, Dr. Taher
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