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Suggest treatment for cough and body pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Nov-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor:Please proceed with your query.
User:i am down with severe cough and body pain, it seems due to climate change
User:can you prescribe any medications
Doctor:Since when are you suffering with cough and body pain?
User:i am having good dry cough
User:from saturday night
Doctor:Do you suffer with recurrent cough and cold?
User:nop, only when the climate changes
Doctor:Any other symptoms along with cough, body ache like cold, fever, sore throat?
Doctor:body rashes?
User:body ache like cold, and body is little warm
Doctor:I feel that you might be suffering with viral infection due to change in weather.
Doctor:You need to take complete bed rest till the body aches is relieved completely
User:yep think so...
Doctor:Consume only boiled water.
Doctor:You can take Syp Grilinctus 2 tsp three times a day
Doctor:make sure you do not have atleast for half an hour anything after taking the syp.
Doctor:Tab. Sinarest three times a day after food till your body aches reduces.
Doctor:Observe for any body rashes
Doctor:observe for raise in temperature
Doctor:monitor your temperature every 4th hrly
User:k, anything for dry cough, is the syp enough
Doctor:As it is due to viral infection it should reduce within a week or so.
Doctor:You can do XXXXXXX warm salt water gargling three to four times a day.
Doctor:You can chew oral lozenges like strepsils or XXXXXXX to reduce irritation in your throat.
User:k, is that it, any antibiotics req, as i need to report to work
Doctor:At this point antibiotics would not be recommended as it is not effective on viral infection.
Doctor:So, follow the above said measures and observe for improvement in a week.
Doctor:If doesn't then you might need to see a physician for examination and if required the doctor would prescribe antibiotics.
User:k, i am from XXXXXXX i hope both medicine would be available
Doctor:Yes, it should be available
User:k, thanks
Doctor:Do you have any more queries for me?
User:not know, i hope this would help me to recover
Doctor:sure it will help you.
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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