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Treatment for severe cold and cough - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi doctor
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   for 10 to 15 days i am suffering from severe cold
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is there any cough, fever or headache?
User :   i have cough and while coughing only i get headache
User :   severe cough
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is there any phlegm with the cough?
User :   wat is phlegm doctor sry i dont know
Doctor :   sputum
User :   s doctor
Doctor :   the thing that comes out when you cough
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is there sputum?
User :   s doctor
Doctor :   ok
User :   whenever i talk i used to cough
Doctor :   what color is it? is it white or greenihs yellow?
Doctor :   greenish
User :   reddish yellow
Doctor :   is there any blood?
User :   2 days b4 i got with thick blood
User :   but nw i am not getting...
Doctor :   i suggest that you take syp. Ascoril expectorant
Doctor :   2 tsfa twice daily for the cough
User :   i am taking one chinese cough syrup daily...
Doctor :   i also suggest that you do steam inhalation with Sinarest caps
Doctor :   thrice daily
User :   but i am in singapore... can i get these medicines here...
Doctor :   cough usually takes time to resolve
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   if there is any increase in severity
User :   daily i used to stay in A/C and it makes me more bad....
Doctor :   then you may have to visit a general physician for physical examination and antibiotics
Doctor :   has this happened before?
User :   i am taking Novomax antibiotics tablets
Doctor :   i suggest that you wear warm clothes when in A/C
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you have to take them thrice daily for atleast 3-5 days
User :   i used to get this type of problems in India once in a year...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   continue the antibiotic for the prescribed time
User :   whether i should maintain any food diet... for coughing problems
Doctor :   usually cough takes 2 weeks to resolve even though the infection subsides
Doctor :   avoid col weather and cold foods
Doctor :   avoid smoking if you have the habit
User :   i dont have smoking habit, but peoples around me always they smoke...
Doctor :   eat good healthy food at regular intervals as you are on antibiotics
User :   ok... i am not doing that...
Doctor :   then you should avoid cigarette smoke
User :   ok...
Doctor :   if you dont eat well the protective mechanism of the body wont function optimally
Doctor :   will take longer time to resolve
User :   i used to take Vitamin tablets like celin...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you can continue those
User :   ok doctor... i think so i should eat well... i am having only bread... that too 2 to 3 slices untill evening
Doctor :   if the symptoms worsen or if there is no improvement in 3-4 days
Doctor :   then you may have to see a physician
Doctor :   you should eat more protein like eggs
Doctor :   soys
Doctor :   soya
Doctor :   drink lots of milk
User :   for almost 6 months i never had milk...
Doctor :   have dal as it helps
Doctor :   try soya milk or tofu
User :   i used to hv dal with chappathi...
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   that helps
Doctor :   please confirm your details
User :   i drink soya milk... here we get everywhere...
User :   s doctor the details provided r correct
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
User :   done
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   no doctor thanks...
Doctor :   ok
User :   thank you very much...
Doctor :   you are welcome
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