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Suffering from irritation in throat. Taking cough syrup. Remedy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 28-May-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User:hello doctor
Doctor:How are you doing?
User:not too well actually
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:my throat is troubling me
User:i was traveing the whole of last week
User:since i came back i had some irritation in my throat
User:since past 3 days i started coughing
Doctor:do you have any fever or running nose as well?
User:no fever or running nose
User:because of the coughing i could not sleep the whole night
Doctor:any kind of phlegm is produced while coughing?
User:only in the morning
User:the coughing is realy bad when i lie down
User:wile sitting its its fine
User:i tried taking a cough syrup
User:but not much help only temp relief
Doctor:Ok XXXXXXX as of now I think its an allergy or a viral infection due to the weather change
Doctor:It will take a few days to go away
Doctor:Till then, you can do a few things
Doctor:First, steam inhalation twice a day
User:my wife made me take an althrocin yesterday night
Doctor:An antibiotic is not needed
Doctor:At this stage, atleast
Doctor:Second, warm saline gargles
Doctor:Third, Tablet cetrizine 10 mg once a day in the morning
User:i literallyt could not sleep the whole night yesterday coz of the coughing
Doctor:Fourth, for the night, I want you to diphenhydramine cough syrup
User:ok doctor
Doctor:this is a prescription drug and I cannot prescribe it for you on this forum
Doctor:So please see a general physician for the same
Doctor:Again XXXXXXX this will only take care of the cough
User:ok i will in the evening,
Doctor:For what you have, there is no cure as such
Doctor:Your body will take care of it and it will pass away
Doctor:Take tulsi and ginger tea also
Doctor:It will help
User:i get your point, but atleadt i will have some immediate relief with your suggestions
Doctor:yes, you will have relief
Doctor:there is no doubt
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with?
User:not at this time
User:thank you so much for your help
User:you have a nice day
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:Have a good day ahead
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