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Severe cough after child birth. Reason? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 08-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good Evening
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:very good evening doctor
User:i have a query with regards to my cousin sister, she had a c-section delivery on december 3rd.
User:her stiches are also removed, but she has severe cough now
User:she was prescribed with some syrup, it is of no use.
User:can u suggest some remedy for this?
Doctor:Sure. Before that, I need to know more about her symptoms.
Doctor:1. Is the cough associated with cold, sore throat or fever?
Doctor:2. Is she able to bring out phlegm while coughing?
Doctor:3. If so, what is its colour?
Doctor:4. Is she having any chest pain or breathing difficulty?
User:she has cold as well - no fever
User:no chest pain, only she has pain near the stiches
User:no phlegm while coughing
Doctor:So, can I assume it as dry cough?
Doctor:Ok. It is possible that she is having a viral infection.
User:she was prescribed with tiriton syrup
Doctor:So let me give you a brief idea about what all can be done.
User:yes please.
Doctor:1. Steam inhalation at least 3 times a day.
Doctor:She can add Karvol Plus capsules to the hot water for comforting the respiratory tract.
Doctor:2. Continue the cough syrup.
Doctor:3. Take plenty of fluids. ( Warm water)
Doctor:4. Avoid cold food and drinks.
Doctor:5. She can take Tab. Celin (Chewable Vitamin C) 1 tablet 3 times daily for one week.
Doctor:6. Apply Vicks vaporub over throat and chest.
Doctor:7. Maintain a warm room.
Doctor:8. Plan to visit her treating doctor if fever occurs, or symptoms increase.
Doctor:These measures should help her to get better fast.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:how about karvol plus capsule...when she is suppose take is it after food or before food? how many times?
Doctor:No. Karvol Plus Capsules are not for swallowing.
Doctor:For steam inhalation, the capsule can be put into the bowl containing the hot water.
Doctor:Then, she can keep her head over the bowl and cover her head with a thick cloth.
Doctor:So that steam mixed with the content of the capsule can be inhaled.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:yes doctor, clearly followed. thanks for the detailed advise.
Doctor:Is there anything I could help you with?
User:nothing else, it was very helpful, bye
Doctor:thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Have a good time.
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