Having irritative cough. Cure? - Online Doctor Chats
How are you doing?
not that good. Thanks for asking.
I ve been having irritative cough since a week, ususally at night
How can I help you?
Do you have a cold or fever as well
any phlegm production?
Is it foul smelling or greenish in color?
usually at night, but nothing during day
Where do you live, XXXXXX?
Trivandrum, currently. South India
Is the weather changing there now, as well
a week ago it did, yes.
you'll need to do 2-3 things
First, steam inhalation , preferably in the evening
Next, warm saline gargles at night
But these are prescription drugs
ok so I will ve to go with cetrizine then?
Yes, actually, if you see a physician, you can speak to him about these drugs
ok. Thank you. I have been gargling since a week and having Vicks frequently. I was also thinking of getting a cough cyrup. Would you also recommend any Dr XXXXXXX if it is a good idea?
Cough syrups actually contain prescription drugs XXXXXXX
I cant give it here
Otherwise, I would have deinitely helped you out
oh ok. Thats fine.
I hope you understand
If I continue only with Gargling without any drugs, would it subside?
What I would suggest is you take steam and see a physician
Yes it will
Actually there is no cure for an allergy
we only treat the symptoms
Eventually the body takes care of it on its own
Ok. so I do not need to worry for this is just an allergy.? As it was happening only at night and I was not able to sleep is when I thought of consulting you.
It would be fine , XXXXXXX
It will subside on its own
the drugs will only help take care of the symptoms like cough
Smoking kills , XXXXXXX This is a very small thing
I understand Doc. I had this question that while having cold or sore throat, if one lights up a menthol cigerrette would not help the condition right?
Adding menthol to the steam water will help
OK Doc. I had one more question.
I fast on Tuesday's and I get good night sleep on Tue's night. However usually on Wed night I tent to suffer sleeplessness.
I sleep only for 3-4 hrs.
Its not related to the fasting XXXXXXX
The sleeplessness I mean
is the sleeplessness only on Wednesday
or at other times as well
mostly yes i ve been noticing that.
some other days as well because of stress I believe.
I would suggest a few measures XXXXXXX
but the abovecase I wandered if fasting has to do anything with tit
Its called sleep hygeine
first, fix a time for sleeping
Second, dont use your bed to surf the internet or read a book or anything like that
Next, no exercise and no caffeine in the evening
fourthly, pranyama and yoga for atleast 45 mins daily
I usually watch tv in the eve and extend some days cos of matches. I never touch bed except for sleep. 11-5.30 is the usual fixed time. I play football for 4 days a week atleast.
But you said that you cant sleep well
11-5:30, you cant sleep?
yes. some odd days. I dont get sleep at all, nothing .
11-5.30 is when I sleep.
can you sleep well?
During these 6 hours?
Then I dont there is a problem
If you can sleep well, there is no issue
Also. I think you should sleep for atleast 30 minutes more
also Doc, I moved to this place 2 yrs back just because of job. I have been having many helath conditions since then.
minimum 7-8 hours of sleep is what we are looking at
The food and whether is completely different.
would that have led to all these issues and if so would they have long term conditions?
How old are you XXXXXXX?
It is the time when we need to care for ourselves the most
as we can prevemt a lot of stuff
Lets start with the basics
Lets assume your job , the weather and food remain the same
First, do you feel fresh after your sleep?
Yes on somedays . No on somedays. When I am playing and when I do not have a smoke , the next mornings are better.
so thats the first part
You would need exercise almost everyday and would need to quit smoking
I'll help you quit as well
Thats step 1 to proper sleeping
Next, what about your diet?
about the smoking part, it usually starts when friends call in for party and we puff up , it ll be for some days and again I ll stop it. Thanks though. I would be stoping it completely soon as I l be moving out of this place. And regaring the food, thers not even a single food item in menu's in any of the hotel here which I feel like eating. just the dhaba I prefer are unclean.
XXXXXXX I need a favor
Theres a technical problem
I can say I am putting some edibles for many days now to survive.
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