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Need medication for persisting dry cough - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 10-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good Afternoon.
User:Hello Doctor
User:Very Good afternoon
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I am suffering from dry cough from past 3-4 days
User:can you prescribe me some medicine
Doctor:I will try to guide you after knowing a few more details.
Doctor:May I know your age?
Doctor:Are you on any medication at present?
Doctor:At what time of the day is the cough more?
Doctor:Are you allergic to any food, medicines or dust?
Doctor:Do you have asthma?
User:in past(my childhood days) i had but not now
Doctor:Do you have cold or nasal block?
Doctor:Did you have fever?
User:yes in night times, but day time its clear
Doctor:I will try to guide you with certain steps which you can follow.
Doctor:1. Drink only warm/hot water. Avoid having refrigerated food or drinks.
Doctor:2. Keep your bedroom warm.
Doctor:3. Wear thick clothes when you go out.
Doctor:4. Take Tab. Celin 500 mg (Chewable), 1 tablet, 3 times daily.
User:is it not bitter in taste?
Doctor:No, it is not bitter. Ask for chewable tablet.
Doctor:It is Vitamin C.
Doctor:5. Do steam inhalation with Cap. Carvol plus dissolved in the water.
Doctor:6. If the above steps does not improve your cough within 3 days, or if any other symptoms like fever appear, then you will need to be examined by a general physician.
Doctor:He/ She will be able to prescribe antihistamines and cough suppressants.
Doctor:If necessary they will add antibiotics.
Doctor:Have you followed till now?
User:sure Doctor, i will follow all the above steps from now on
Doctor:Please do cover your nose while going out.
Doctor:That will reduce the irritation in your respiratory tract.
Doctor:I am sure this will help you.
User:thank you Doctor, i will follow this prescriptions for 3 days
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you on?
User:thanx for you help
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Have a nice day!
Doctor:Bye for now.
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