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How to treat dry cough?

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Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar


Practicing since :2008

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Posted on Wed, 22 Nov 2017 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: how to treat dry cough..please suggest
Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 29 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Take levocetrizine 5 mg twice daily.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Dry cough is mostly due to upper respiratory tract infection (URTI).
So do following things for better symptomatic relief.
1. Drink plenty of fluids orally and keep yourself hydrated.
2. Avoid oily and spicy food. Avoid hard to chew food.
3. Take levocetrizine 5 mg twice daily after some food for 5 days.
4. Do warm water gargles 5-6 times a day.
You will mostly improve with all these in 5 days.
Please let me know
1. Do you have sore throat?
2. Do you have fever?
Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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