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Medication and cure for Dry cough - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr... here
Doctor :   Plz proceed with your query.
User :   Good Afternoon Dr....
Doctor :   Good Afternoon
User :   I have been suffering from dry cough for the last 7 days
Doctor :   May i know your age?
User :   male 34
Doctor :   Any other associated problems?
User :   no ...only cough and some times mild headaches
Doctor :   Is it dry?
User :   infact I have taken 'Benadryl' cough syrup twice a day for the last 2 days ... but to no effect
User :   Yes dry
Doctor :   1)Take steam inhalation adding karvol plus 3 to 4 times a day
Doctor :   2)Avoid cold items.
User :   another information...don't know whether this will help .... infact everyone in my family ... that is my spose & 2 kids are also suffering from cough for the last week
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   It will be better if you consult a health care provider because it is a Viral infection season and many infections as viral flu are there.
Doctor :   So better to have yourself examined and investigated.
User :   ok ... but can you suggest any medicine for immediate relief ?
Doctor :   Since you are already telling you had syrups also
Doctor :   Since i am not examining you i cannot prescribe you any medication.
Doctor :   For dry cough you can take Corex syrup
User :   ok ... then I'll try Corex and steam inhalation ...and if it does not improve ...then I'll need to consult a physician
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   No ... that's all ...Thanks a lot !
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now
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