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Does Co-amoxiclav help cure dry cough?

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Posted on Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Question: hi .
I took amoxyclav 625 500mg +125mg. taken one this and one paracetamol in morning . with tusqd for dry cough .

is it fine ?


looks like a strong medication than required .

present the situation is cough and roughness in throt no fever as of now . and little nose block .

what medication shall I continue
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (2 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Kindly tell details about your symptoms

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your query.

I also feel that amoxyclav 625 may be unnecessary. Its an antibiotic and should not be prescribed for common cold, flu and allergies.
Kindly let me know details about your symptoms, so that I am better able to help.

Paracetamol is for fever and should not be taken in absence of fever.

Tusq D alone may be continued for dry cough. Avoid any dust, polluted air or any other allergen.

Hope it helps. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr Vaishalee
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (1 hour later)
from Saturday i was having fever .
was taking tasqd and paracitamol only if fever . this was continue for sat sun Monday

amoxy and para i took today morning

present condition - not taken anything after that . fever is not there but dry cough and block nose is still there.

what can i take now to continue with the medications.
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (29 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Steam inhalation will help

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

Since tusq d alone is not helping, you can add Dabur Honitus syrup which is soothing to throat.
Steam inhalation will also help.

Since you have already started antibiotic amoxyclav, you can continue it for 3 days.

Paracetamol is not needed, since there is no fever.

Since it started with fever, it will probably get better in 5-6 days time.

Dr Vaishalee
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (38 minutes later)
what is the correct course for amoxy as it is strong dosage .
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (1 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Three doses for amoxyclav

Detailed Answer:
Amoxyclav comes in 3 doses - 250 mg, 500 mg and 1 g. You can take 250 mg twice a day for 3 days.

Dr Vaishalee
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (26 hours later)
having blocked nose . complete mucus . not able to breathe
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (17 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Take an anti-allergic

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

An anti-allergic will dry the mucous and relieve blocked nose. You can take anti-allergic Tab Cetirizine 5mg once or twoce daily to relieve mucous.

Dr Vaishalee
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (24 hours later)
I am still not recovered . the cold problem is still there and like body temperature rises to 100° some times in a day .
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Get tested

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

Since its been more than 5 days, I suggest that you get blood test done called complete blood count. It may be helpful in suggesting something.

If its viral, it does take 5-10 days to recover.

Dr Vaishalee
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Brief Answer: Kindly tell details about your symptoms Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for your query. I also feel that amoxyclav 625 may be unnecessary. Its an antibiotic and should not be prescribed for common cold, flu and allergies. Kindly let me know details about your symptoms, so that I am better able to help. Paracetamol is for fever and should not be taken in absence of fever. Tusq D alone may be continued for dry cough. Avoid any dust, polluted air or any other allergen. Hope it helps. Let me know if I can assist you further. Dr Vaishalee