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Dry cough, scratching throat. Solution? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 30-May-2013
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User:hi doctor
Doctor:I am xxxxxxx
Doctor:You can proceed with your query
User:My throat has been scratchy
User:for last 2 days
User:and I have morning cough .. Do let me why could this be
Doctor:Ok, do you have dry or cough with sputum?
Doctor:What is your age, gender and occupation?
User:working in HR
Doctor:Did you have runny nose / fever / throat pain during swallowing?
User:but the first half of the day is terrible
Doctor:Do any of the family members suffering from viral illness or similar problem?
User:not presently
Doctor:Ok did you try any medication for the same?
Doctor:Which city are you in?
Doctor:If it very hot, there is a chance for ongoing dehydration that can cause dry cough and throat irritation
User:so what would you advise
Doctor:Since it is mild irritation in the throat, you can suck on STREPSILS like cough lozenges
Doctor:or TUSQ lozenges
Doctor:four times a day
User:Sure. Thank you!
Doctor:You should sip on a lot of fluids like ginger tea
Doctor:Ample amounts of normal temperature water helps a lot
User:Sure this is helpful
Doctor:Since you stay in Air Conditioned environment, you would not perceive thirst
Doctor:so it is essential to sip water even not thirsty
User:That is correct
Doctor:These measure should take care
User:this is extremely helpful
User:thanks a lot
Doctor:Any other queries?
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
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