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Benadryl syrup as cough supressant - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr AAAAAAA
Doctor :   How can I help you ?
User :   hi...i have cold which lasted for about 6 started off with a sore throat...runny nose and then a bad cough...
Doctor :   Ok
User :   all have gone away and i am only coughing 3 or 4 times a day and definitely not as bad as i was
Doctor :   Ok
User : voice has started to become hoarse
User :   i feel like my nose is causing this..
Doctor :   Ok
User :   can this be the case..when i clear my throat it is fine..
Doctor :   May I ask you a few more questions pertaining to your problem ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have difficulty in breathing , any heaviness ?
User :   no..not at all..
Doctor :   Any difficulty in swallowing or eating ?
User :   no...
Doctor :   Do you have any swollen lymph glands in the neck or throat ?
User :   i dont think so..i cannot feel anything..
Doctor :   Have you coughed out any blood ?
User :   no
User :   just white phlegm..
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   when i had the cold it was yellow phlegm..
Doctor :   Ok
User :   thick mucus...
User :   but now just white phlegm...
Doctor :   Have you taken any antibiotics for the problem previously ?
User :   yes...had 12 penicciilin injections..
Doctor :   Ok
User :   for the cold
Doctor :   Do you smoke ?
User :   no
Doctor :   That is encouraging.
Doctor :   Let me give you a differential diagnosis : Doctor :   1. Simple laryngitis because of cough and pharyngitis, which shall subside in a weeks time.
User :   ok
User :   ok
User :   i am gargling salt and water to help me
Doctor :   2. Usually after the cold and cough and after Productive cough and pharyngitis, people usually have dry cough which takes some time to taotally resolve
User :   exactly..that is me..
Doctor :   3. Due to multiple exposures to cold climate or cool weather or breeze or cold foods.
Doctor :   So not to worry,
User :   ok...
Doctor :   What you have been doing is very good , especially the salt water regimen.
Doctor :   Please follow these steps to get better earlier.
Doctor :   1. Luke warm water and salt - to be gargled which you are already doing.
Doctor :   2. Avoid sweets , choclates , pastries , etc. for 10 days.
Doctor :   3. Avoid cool drinks, beer, cold foods, ice creams completely for 10 days.
Doctor :   Hope you are following.
Doctor :   4. Take Benadryl syrup four times daily which acts as cough supressant.
User :   ok...thank you very much...
Doctor :   May I know your age please ?
User :   63
Doctor :   Please take care sir.
Doctor :   Hope you get well soon.
User :   good night
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me.
Doctor :   Take care, Bye for now, Good night
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