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Dry cough even after fever has subsided - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User :   Hello
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hi.. I had viral fever last week..
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Please go ahead
User :   I have recovered from the fever now.. but the cough refuses to go
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Its been there for more than week now
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Is it dry?
User :   Yes mostly
Doctor :   no plum
User :   90% of the time
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   pain inthe thraot
User :   no pain
Doctor :   any other symptoms
User :   slight symptoms of cold.. sneezing..etc
Doctor :   did yu take medictions
Doctor :   do yu body ache
Doctor :   neck pain
User :   body ache was there last week.. but no body ache this week.. no pain in neck also
Doctor :   what medications did yu take
User :   no medicines .. have been gargling using betadine
User :   and warm salt water
Doctor :   ok
User :   2 times a day
Doctor :   dry cough, cold, and sneezing all
Doctor :   point towards allergy as a main problem
Doctor :   can be due to viral fever also
User :   and yes the colour of the tongue is white
Doctor :   do yu frequently get running nose or sneezing
Doctor :   while coughing do yu chest pain
User :   no running nose.. bouts of sneezing around 2-3 times a day..
User :   no chestpain while coughing
Doctor :   or any irritation in the throat
User :   yes irritation in throat is there
Doctor :   do yu smoke
User :   No
Doctor :   or consume alcohol
User :   No
Doctor :   reason for irritation in the throat is due to infection
Doctor :   better yu use Rexidine mouth gargle 2-3 times a day for 4-5 days
User :   Rexidine ok
Doctor :   try to avoid dust particles
Doctor :   yes Rexidine will help yu a lot
Doctor :   yu can take steam inhalation with vicks respules
User :   Ok
Doctor :   if fever and body ache is there use Dolo 650
User :   Dolo 650 with what frequency?
Doctor :   2 times a day after the food and when ever needed but only for a short course of 2-3 days
Doctor :   dry cough due to allergy
Doctor :   dont use cold water
User :   ok
Doctor :   dont drink water from outside
Doctor :   avoid spicy and fatty foods for few days
User :   ok
Doctor :   that can worsen the cough
Doctor :   if cough does not subside yu can take
Doctor :   syrup Grilinctus 5ml 3 times a day
Doctor :   but the syrup is little sedative yu can get sleep
User :   ok
User :   Thank You..
User :   Anything else that I need to do
Doctor :   do yu work nite duty'
User :   no
User :   normal worktime 9-6
Doctor :   then yu can take the syrup in the nite
Doctor :   for 1 week
User :   ok
Doctor :   is there any thing else i can help yu
Doctor :   please fill the feed back form
User :   I will do that..Thank You
Doctor :   follow these thing your cough and throat infection eill come sown
Doctor :   if pain in the throat of difficulty in swallowing ocsurs
Doctor :   a course of antibiotics is necessary
User :   ok
Doctor :   ok take care
Doctor :   yu will get well soon
User :   Thanks
Doctor :   thanks for consulting health care majic
Doctor :   ok take care
User :   Thanks.. Bye
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now.Please refer your friends to our service.
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