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Date : 06-Apr-2014
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User:I have a very bad cough since 2 days.
User:It's very hard to sleep in the nights as i'm unable to breathe properly while coughing badly.
User:And, also while coughing my head starts pulling back and starts aching.
User:Can you please suggest something.
Doctor:Besides the cough what other symptoms you have?
User:Symptoms as in?
Doctor:As fever, nasal congestion, throat aches?
User:No, i do not have anything as of now. I just have a bad cough. And, i feel very weak as well.
Doctor:Is it a dry cough or do you produce sputum with it?
User:yeah, i get something like a saliva.
Doctor:Is it plenty or just traces?
User:Just traces.
Doctor:May I know your age?
User:25 years.
Doctor:Do you smoke?
Doctor:Do you have any other medical complaints such as diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease?
User:Yes i do. But, not a frequent smoker.
Doctor:Do you have any other medical complaints such as diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease, asthma or allergies?
User:No, i don't have any complaints.
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Yes, very frequent dry and hacking cough can be very distressing.
Doctor:But without associated complaints and with short duration of history it is not serious yet.
Doctor:In this instance I would start Syp Tus q 1tsp three times a day
User:which syrup is that?
User:And, do i need to take that after food or before food?
Doctor:Or Tusq D syrup 1 tsp three times a day before food.
Doctor:along with steam inhalation three times a day.
Doctor:Please note that this syrup is only given to reduce intensity and severity of cough.
User:Actually, i need a prescription for it. I don't think medical shop will be giving to me.
Doctor:It would take a few days to weeks to settle down.
Doctor:You need to watch the progress of complaints and report to the doctor if other associated symptoms occur or you develop more sputum with it.
User:i will do that.
Doctor:Tusq D is available over the counter at some places; check with the local pharmacy.
Doctor:Do you have any more questions?
User:Sure. Thanks Dr. XXXXXXX
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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