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Having dry cough, chest pain. Took antibiotics. Not cured. Now? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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User:Hi Doctor
User:Thanks for the reply
Doctor:How can I help u today ?
User:iam suffering from bad dry cough
Doctor:Any other issues, like fever, chest pain, shortness of breath, enlarged nodes, pain on pressing anywhere ?
Doctor:How did it start, any workouts, stress, travel, excess work ?
User:and i consulted doctor in campus she suggested to use azee 500 mg in morning and leocet in evening
User:little chest pain if too much of cough some times
Doctor:those are a combination of antibiotic and a antihistamine , to reduce your symptoms
User:no other issues
Doctor:have u started using them ?
User:can u suggest the timings for the above medicines
User:i forget to ask the medicine usage to doctor
User:i mean azee(before or after breakfast0?
Doctor:as mentioned by your doctor, you can take them at 8 am and 8 pm respectively
Doctor:you can take it after your breakfast
User:same in the evening right?
Doctor:yes , but azee, has to be taken once a day, in morning only
User:she also told to do saline google.. do u suggest anything other than this?
User:ya iam following that
Doctor:and levocet, to be taken after meals, in the evening
Doctor:steam inhalation , 3-4 times a day
User:but am suffering badly with cough now
Doctor:and saline gargling, 3 times a day will be helpful
User:please suggest something
Doctor:The best way to deal with cough, is to try Vit C lozenges , or halls, and strepsils
User:will drinking or smoking impact?
User:i do both
Doctor:the cough will be irritating, for a few days , but will subside soon
User:am getting from 10days
Doctor:you will have to stop both drinking and alcohol
User:ok sure
Doctor:and smoking
Doctor:as they can worsen the condition
User:Thanks alot for the information.
Doctor:You are welcome
User:last query how many days do i need to continue?
Doctor:you can follow your doctors advice regarding the antibiotics
User:she gave for 3days
Doctor:the other measures, you can continue for as long as you have the symptoms
User:if not cured then can i continue ?
User:thanks again and good night :)
Doctor:please take the antibiotic , only for 3 days
Doctor:not more than that
Doctor:that also can be used for 3-4 days
User:ok thanks
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