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Persistent dry cough. Taking advent. feeling drowsy. Side effect? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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Doctor:please proceed with the query.
User:as i spoke to you on friday
Doctor:yes i remember
User:i am continuing with Advent
User:i faced a lot of coughing uring midnight
User:so much so that i wake up from the sleep
User:and there is not cough coming out
Doctor:is there any sputum present now, or only dry cough
Doctor:ok no sputum
User:its just the saliva and that too very sticky saliva
Doctor:this will normally be present after treatment of congestion,
User:and i am feeling very drowsy during the day
User:kind of half sleep
Doctor:you should drink only hot water for this and use lozenges, has any cough syrup been prescribed
Doctor:to you
User:i tok smile
User:cough syrup
Doctor:i ahev not heard of this
Doctor:is it mentioned for dry cough
User:what about the drowsy XXXXXXX
User:i did not take any cough syrup yesterday
Doctor:drowsinees could be there due to the medication
Doctor:some cough syrup and tablets cause this
Doctor:if you are driving be careful
User:and can i do something for the midnight cough problem
User:as it keeps me awake
Doctor:you might have been given syrup for mucus related cough
Doctor:you should request for one which is only for dry cough
Doctor:since your mucus is cleared
User:also yesterday i again felt a decompression kind of feeling inmy chest
Doctor:this wont be useful to you now for dry cough
Doctor:this is due to continous coughing,there will depression in chest cavity and pain in chest too
Doctor:did you take steam inhalation
Doctor:with menthol drops
Doctor:take it thrice daily before sleeping too
Doctor:please take it, use lozenges continuously like himalaya koflet
User:and can i do something for the midnight cough problem
Doctor:you should ask specifically for dry cough syrup not plain syrup which you a re using now
Doctor:this is prescription medicine so i cannot prescribe you
Doctor:you are now using plain one which wont releive dry cough
User:but there is no cough at all
User:only sticky saliva
Doctor:there are 2 types of cough
Doctor:one dry and one wet with mucus
Doctor:there are 2 different types of cough syrup
Doctor:one for dry and one for mucus type
Doctor:you are presently taking for dry
Doctor:sorry mucus
User:any one u suggest for dry cough
Doctor:so i am telling change the pharmacological content , sorry we cannot presribe in this forum
User:also, the anti biotics have resulted in stomoch upset as well
User:anything i can do fro that
Doctor:but you can take koflet syrup which is himalaya company for dry cough
Doctor:for antibiotic related pain
Doctor:you should take b complex once daily
Doctor:when you take antibitocs
User:for stomach upset
Doctor:else you will get pain
User:advent in morning and evening
Doctor:yes, take twice then
Doctor:till you take antibitocs
User:b complex , twice a day, right?
Doctor:drink more fluids and take tender coconut water once daily
Doctor:to reduce the discomfort
Doctor:yes you can take b complex twice daily
Doctor:no problem
User:ok, one last thing, since last 2 weeks or so
User:i get a craving for eating something hot and sweet in the evening
Doctor:it might be because of weather or effect of cold in you.
User:typically like hot halwa
Doctor:it does not look like any medicla problem
User:is it normal?
Doctor:it is normal
Doctor:if you are eating less sugar your body might be craving for it
User:even after having full dinner, i get this craving?
Doctor:it is normal
User:and only for hot sweets
User:only for hot sweets
Doctor:there seems to be some technical problem
Doctor:it is normal
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