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Date : 17-Jan-2015
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User:Hello.
Doctor:
Please proceed with your query
User:Hello Sir.
User:Happy new Year.
User:I have been suffering from cough and its not letting me to sleep as well.
User:Its very severe and the cough is dry.
Doctor:Happy New Year
Doctor:How long have you had the cough?
User:Please Suggest me to some medicine which will effectively cure it
User:Its been close to 1.5 weeks
Doctor:Any Fever?
Doctor:Or other symptoms?
User:No Fever
User:Throat Pain if it happens regularly.
Doctor:Ok, Sounds like you need take a course of antibiotics and a cough suppressant.
User:I have also tried with Honey, Ginger, pepper etc
User:I have also tried Unicof-DX and Benadrayl
Doctor:OK, those are good
Doctor:What I would suggest is the following
User:I also feel little stomach pain.
User:sometimes.
Doctor:OK
Doctor:1) You will need to buy a nebulizer
Doctor:You can get one at your local pharmacy
User:ok
Doctor:Buy about 10 duolin nebulizations and 5 budecort nebulizations along with it
Doctor:you will need to use the duolin once in the morning and once in the evening for 5 days
User:ok
Doctor:and the budecort neb once a day, really any time is fine
Doctor:These meds will reduce the inflammation and irritation in your lungs
Doctor:At the same time you need a course of antibiotics. I normally reccomend a full course of Levofloxacin
Doctor:That is Tablet Levofloxacin 500mg twice daily for 5 days
User:Okay.
User:Thank you.
Doctor:You can keep using the the cough syrup you are using.
User:Which one out of these two is best?
Doctor:Remember though, Levofloxacin is a prescription medication, I know many pharmacists will give it without one, but you have to make sure you have no liver issues when you take it as the drug is broken down in the liver
Doctor:I woudl use the Unicof-DX, the DX stands for Dextromethorphan, its a good cough suppressant in my opinion.
User:how much should be the dose/.'
User:I had 5 ml twice
User:a day
Doctor:A capful up to 3 times a day is fine
User:ok
User:Capful is 10 ml. Right?
Doctor:Normally yes.
User:Thank you.
Doctor:It kind of depends on your body weight, most normally dosages are based on a person who weighs 70kgs
User:My weight is 80 kg.
User:Thank you sir.
Doctor:Cool, take that dose
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