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Medicines for persistent dry cough - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
User :   hello doctor
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   this is is XXXXXXXX from XXX
User :   from few months i am suffering from Cough
Doctor :   May i know your age?
User :   26 yrs
Doctor :   Is the cough dry or productive?
User :   dry
Doctor :   Is there any other symptom like sore throat, fever or cold?
User :   no
Doctor :   How long has it been that you have cough?
User :   2 months
User :   sometimes it will become severe
User :   and i cannot control myself
Doctor :   Is it constantly present or periodic?
User :   periodic
Doctor :   Is there no flem at all?
User :   no
Doctor :   Cough can be due to various reasons as infection, allergy chest diseases.
Doctor :   Did you take any medication for that?
User :   ya
Doctor :   Which one? Did it help you?
User :   ya
User :   for few days i took
Doctor :   Ok
User :   its Mahacef 200
User :   and Tossex syrup
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   1)1)Take steam inhalation thrice daily after adding Karvol Plus in water
User :   wat is Karvol Plus?
Doctor :   2)Take syrup ASCORIL- D 2 tbsp twice daily
Doctor :   3) Take Tab CELIN 500 mg once daily for few months.
Doctor :   4)Avoid too much exposure too cold and also avoid having sudden changes in the temperature.
Doctor :   If these things do not help you at all you need to get your Complete blood count and Chest X ray done to see if there is an allergy or infection or any other reason.
Doctor :   Have you followed what i have said?
User :   ya
User :   but wat is this Karvol Plus
User :   is it tablet or any solution
User :   ??
Doctor :   The medications what you were given were antibiotics, so they must have controlled the cough for sometime.
Doctor :   Karvol Plus is a decongestant and would help in opening the blockage, it is a transparent capsule and contains liquid inside it.
Doctor :   For how long did you take the antibiotics?
User :   3 days
Doctor :   Ok
User :   how many days do i need to take this prescription
Doctor :   Follow this for 5 days. Tab CELIN is a vitamin C, take it for few months as it increases body immunity and also sometimes its deficiency also can cause frequent cough and colds.
User :   what about the diet?
Doctor :   If you are not relieved at all get yourself examined by a ENT specialist who may use instruments like Laryngoscope to examine your throat.
Doctor :   For diet avoid having cold items and very spicy and oily food.
Doctor :   4)Also take 1 tbsp of honey, one lemon juice in 1 glass of warm water 3 times a day.
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   ya
User :   im following
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to know?
User :   no doctor
User :   thanks you very much for your advice
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now.
User :   bye
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