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What is the cure for dry throat? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 09-Jan-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor:I am Dr
User: XXXXXXX here
User:I need help with my throat
User:most of the time its dry
Doctor:What other symptoms do you have?
User:especially when I wake up in the morning i feel more dryness
User:also get some mucus when I gargle...
User:feels better when I drink hot water or hot tea...
User:can you help?
User:you there?
Doctor:Do you have fever?
User:no i dont have fever
User:but I have cold
User:and sneezing
User:nose gets blocked but I use nasal drops
Doctor:Since how many days?
User:its been 6 to 7 days
Doctor:Did you have fever in the beginning?
User:i dont remember.. I dont think I had fever
Doctor:What colour is the mucous?
User:most of the time white but sometimes light green
Doctor:Is it getting better?
User:cold has reduced and green mucus has reduced almost nill but dryness is still there in throat
Doctor:I think it is because the normal is coming back to normal
Doctor:normal flora is getting normal
User:sorry what you mean by flora getting normal?
Doctor:Mucous is covered by non-disease causing germs called normal flora
Doctor:During some infection it gets disturbed
Doctor:When it is getting normal, dryness results
User:oh ok but i am not taking any medicines
Doctor:Immunity works well
Doctor:medicines are just for props
Doctor:If the dryness is not that bad then you can just take sualin tablets
Doctor:these are ayurvedic cough lozenges
User:its bad... sometimes too irritating thats why I am contacting you
Doctor:In that case you can try tab allegra
Doctor:one tablet before sleeping
User:i feel like there is some layer of mucus on my throat and thats causing this dryness...
Doctor:Allegra or cetrizine will help reduce the mucous
Doctor:Kofrid syrup may also be tried
Doctor:Either of these choices can be tried
Doctor:Cetirizine is the least drowsy of these preparations
User:ok I will buy these tabs and syrup
Doctor:One of these should be taken at a time
User:Ok then I will take syrup
Doctor:Get Cosome syrup
Doctor:Since Kofrid may not be readily available
User:sure.. do you think I shd visit the doc for this dryness?
Doctor:I think you will recover in a few days
User:nothing serious right :)
Doctor:You do not need a visit to a doctor
Doctor:If you do not recover in 3 - 4 days then you can see a doctor
Doctor:It does not seem serious
User:thanks a lot
Doctor:Thanks for consulting
User:have a good day
Doctor:You too have a nice time
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