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Medication for cold and cough - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hello
User :   hiii...anybody there
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   from last few days i am suffering from cold and cough problem
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are you having any throat pain or fever?
User :   so can u recommend me any medicine
User :   throat pain is there
Doctor :   do you smoke?
User :   nope
Doctor :   how old are you?
User :   24 yrs
Doctor :   what work do you do?
User :   i am an analyst
Doctor :   are you having a dry cough/ with sputum?
User :   ya...early morning it pains a lot
User :   dry cough is there
Doctor :   Have you had fever anytime in the past 4 days?
User :   no
Doctor :   what color is the sputum?
Doctor :   sorry
User :   but bodyache is there 4m last few days
User :   its yellow
Doctor :   Have you taken any medicine/ consulted a doctor for this problem?
Doctor :   ok
User :   ya i took ethyromicine....pardon me if there is any speeling mistake
Doctor :   thats allright
Doctor :   who prescribed this antibiotic for you?
User :   and cobadex
Doctor :   how amny days have you taken this for?
Doctor :   *many
User :   one of my fnd who was also suffering 4m the same problem
User :   2 days
Doctor :   ok
User :   till the time i took medicines,it was ok but after that it again satrted paining
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Does your cough worsen when you lie down?
User :   sud i continue with that or take some precaution
User :   no nothing like thata
Doctor :   Yellow sputum indicates an infection
User :   but early morning vn i get up,i fill little pain in my throat and even lot of cough comes out
Doctor :   Its best for you to see a doctor in your area
Doctor :   and get the appropiate medicines
Doctor :   which area are you in?
User :   hmmm..thats ok but the thng is vn i take the medicines it stops paining so sud i continue with that for 2 maore days
User :   *more
Doctor :   the course of your medicine- erythromycin is 5 days
User :   shantinagar
Doctor :   if you start an antibiotic
User :   okie
Doctor :   you shld finish the course
Doctor :   total 5days
Doctor :   do salt water gargling
Doctor :   and drink plenty of water
User :   but as far as i know u sudn't take lot of antibiotics
Doctor :   dodnt take any cold foods
User :   so i took 4 only 2 days
Doctor :   yes - you should not
Doctor :   but once you start a course
User :   okie
Doctor :   you should not stop in between
Doctor :   the medicine you have started is for a 5 day course
Doctor :   so complete it
User :   sud i put disprin also in water while gargling
Doctor :   only if your throat pain is sevre
Doctor :   otherwise
User :   okie i will continue for 3 more days
Doctor :   salt water gargling is better
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   okie doctor thanks a lot..will get in touch for further query
Doctor :   thanks for consulting hc magic
Have a nice day. Bye for now
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