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Developed severe cough and feeling phlegm on throat. Any solution?

Jun 2015
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I have developed severe cough. I do not have Cold. But I can feel phlegm on my throat. And tend to get continous cough especially at nights.
Posted Wed, 17 Apr 2013 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Polash Sannigrahi 1 hour later

Thanks for your query

Presence of continuous cough at night can be due to:
1. Allergic tracheo-bronchitis
2. Viral infection
3. Asthma
4. Post nasal drip
5. Acid reflux
6. Prolonged use of certain medications

Investigation like complete blood count & X XXXXXXX of chest will be helpful in clinching the diagnosis.

Management involves:
1. Treatment of underlying cause
2. Antihistamines to provide symptomatic relief
3. Anti-tussive syrup to control cough

So, it will be better to consult an ENT specialist & get a proper examination done to rule out any cause in the throat.

Appropriate management steps will be taken based on complete history, physical examination & co-relating the findings with investigation reports.

Till then, maintain adequate hydration & take a healthy balanced diet.
Avoid cold food & drinks, smoking and alcohol.

There is no need to worry, you will be fine.

Wishing you a Good Health.

Let me know if I need to clarify further.

Thanks & take care.
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Follow-up: Developed severe cough and feeling phlegm on throat. Any solution? 14 hours later
Thanks for the response,
Could you please suggest a good ENT specialist in and around whitefield , Brookefield area.

Answered by Dr. Polash Sannigrahi 3 days later

Sorry for the delay in my response.

Please find the details below. Get well soon.


(1) Doctor's Name: Dr. XXXXXXX / Dr.Vijaylakshmi / Dr. XXXXXXX XXXXXXX

Availability: 08.30 AM to 09.30 AM (Mon to Sat) Dr. XXXXXXX
05.00 PM to 06.30 PM (Mon / Tue / Thur) Dr. XXXXXXX
04.30 PM to 05.30 PM (Wed / Fri / Sat) Dr.Vijaylakshmi
11.30 AM to 01.00 PM (Sunday) Dr. XXXXXXX XXXXXXX

Address: Apollo Clinic
No.673/A, Opp Sriram Samruddhi Apts, Nr Kundalahalli Signal,
Varthur Mn Rd, Whitefield, Bangalore - 0000

Contact: +(91)-(80)-0000

(2) Doctor's Name: Dr XXXXXXX

Availability: 11.30 AM to 12.15 PM (Mon to Sat) Dr XXXXXXX

Address: Fortis Speciality Clinic
No.s-1 & S-2, 2nd Floor, Opp to Spice Garden Restaurant,
Marathahalli, Bangalore - 0000

Contact: +(91)-(80)-0000

(3) Doctor's Name: Dr XXXXXXX / Dr. Manjista

Availability: 12.30 PM to 01.00 PM (Mon to Sat) Dr XXXXXXX
09.30 AM to 11.00 AM (Mon to Sat) Dr. Manjista

Address: Vims Speciality Hospitals
No.88, Near Innovative Mutiplex & Opposite to At Home Shop,
Outer Ring Road, Marathahalli, Bangalore - 0000

Contact: +(91)-(80)-0000

Please write to YYYY@YYYY for further assistance.

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