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Severe dry cough problem especially while sleeping - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u?
User :   hi doctor, i am a 22 yr old guy, facing lot of dry cough lately which is not goin away easily
User :   its been goin on for the past 2-3 days, 22, m, single
Doctor :   For Health purposes please provide these: Age, Gender, Location, Occupation, Marital status,
User :   i got the delsym cough syrup today and have taken it twice
User :   the dry cough does not allow me 2 sleep at nite.. i dont exactly know if its dry cough prob so much or sore throat
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often and how long you have?
User :   and i feel like vomiting at times
User :   no i dont smoke, i drink alcohol though
Doctor :   Do you have Allergies / Diabetes / Thyroid problem / High Blood pressure/Heart disease/ Asthma etc
User :   not that i know of
Doctor :   Have you had any similar problems in the past?
User :   no diabetes
User :   no
Doctor :   What are the causes?
User :   i dont know
User :   what is causing it
Doctor :   Allergies
User :   i dont have
User :   any allergies
User :   is there anything i can do for immediate solution?
Doctor :   # ncreasing humidity in the air helps relieve coughing. A vapourizer and a steamy shower are two ways to increase the humidity.
# Drink extra fluids to help thin secretions and make them easier to cough up.
User :   ok will do
User :   and can i
User :   take ibuprofen
User :   ???

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