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Query about cough in the nights - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User :   i am contionusly coughing in the night time i cant sleep it was last 4 days
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Is the cough dry ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you feel irritation in the throat ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you get headache as soon as layed down ?
User :   no
User :   hi
Doctor :   Yes, I am with you
Doctor :   Are you able to read me ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   I am sorry my question was do you get cough as soon as layed down ?
User :   yes doctor
Doctor :   Ok, i think its due to paryngoepiglotitis
User :   i been to the doctors they said it a winter bug is viral it takes time to heal it
Doctor :   You may need antibiotics for the same after being examined by a ENT specialist
Doctor :   yes, it could be viral super added by bacterial infection
Doctor :   I can suggest you some home remedies for the same as you will get relief , but you will be needing antibiotics
User :   but i cant see doctors till monday can you please suggest some home remedies please
Doctor :   yes,
User :   but here doctors said no need for an antibiotic because it s everwhere they said nearly more people got the same bug
Doctor :   Take equal quantities of onion juice and lime juice. Mix it with two cups of water and boil the mixture , add a teaspoon of honey to taste and consume this whole in the night
Doctor :   Take a second opinion for another doctor , once you start getting phlegm then the infection would have been progressed much which will take more than 2 weeks to heal
Doctor :   You can also take some ginger juice or dry ginger, mix it with a little sugar, a pinch of black pepper, and a teaspoon of butter, and take this mixture at night
User :   is it safe to antibiotics for this then
Doctor :   Are you able to read me ?
User :   u said whole in the night means every few hours do i have to
User :   hi r u there
Doctor :   I am sorry i didnt get your question , can you redefine it for me
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