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Suggest treatment for severe cough and light fever - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 02-Jul-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Practicing since : 2002
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User:Hi, I am down with severe cough and light fever.
Doctor:Hi,
Please proceed with your query
Doctor:How long has it been bothering you?
User:hello Dr. last day went to doctor and got the prescription
User:from saturday
User:cepodem
User:meftal
User:tusq syrup
Doctor:OK
User:hearing kur kur sound in my chest
Doctor:yes, that is all the fluid from the infection in the chest
Doctor:the TusQ will help with that
User:he prescribed tusq -d i.e. for dry cough
Doctor:i understand
User:phlum is not coming out
Doctor:Have you ever done steam inhalation?
User:no
User:reg fever it is going and coming again
Doctor:Boil a pot of water and place a towel over your head and the pot, so that the steam can easily be breathed in by you
Doctor:do that 2 or 3 times a day
User:no medicine in that?
Doctor:The fever is to be expected when you have an infection. You can take Dolo to settle it
Doctor:I generally do not put any medicine as the steam is what is loosening the phlegmn
Doctor:if you really want though you can put a small amount of iodex in it.
User:iodex ? i thought iodex is for pain ?
Doctor:iodex is oil of wintergreen.. when applied to skin.. it causes countercurrent irritation which can help with pain, but it also helps open the airways
Doctor:try it with plain steam first.. then try with iodex, see which one helps more
User:sure
User:can i continue tusq d also?
Doctor:yes, you certainly can.
User:ok, thank you. will try normal steam and tus q
Doctor:good
Doctor:Anything else?
User:thats it
User:thank u
Doctor:Take care
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