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Medicines for severe dry cough - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr.XXX here
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
User :   HI
User :   Am currently having dry cough & throat pain
User :   is viks action 500 a good medicine
Doctor :   it will help relieve symptoms
Doctor :   when taken 2 times a day along with syrup to soothe the throat
Doctor :   since when you are having these symptoms?
User :   taking Adulsol syrup
User :   Anything else you suggest
User :   Am travelling from Saturday onwards for a week
Doctor :   you can continue the same. do warm salt water gargling 2-4 times a day.
User :   am doing that
Doctor :   if your symptoms are due to viral infection, then it will take 5-7 days to subside
Doctor :   if fever is associated, then bacterial infection could be indicated
Doctor :   requiring antibiotic use after confirmation of infection.
Doctor :   so go ahead with examination done by a doctor to rule out other possibilities like pharyngitis or tonsillitis as they would require antibiotic prescription to subside
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   yes
User :   jus coughing
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   ok will follow
User :   thank you
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
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