Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps

131 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Suffering from cough and throat infection. Getting relief by medicine. Any permanent cure?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Ravinder Sharma

ENT Specialist

Practicing since :1992

Answered : 332 Questions

default
Posted on Fri, 1 Feb 2013 in Infections
Question: Whenevr I suffer from Coughing, it lasts for almost 2 - 3 weeks, I am right now suffering from bad throat for last almost one month. My Family doctor had given medicines whic has improved my condition but has not completely cured it. My doctor also said no signs of TB, Please Advise,
doctor
Answered by Dr. Ravinder Sharma 50 minutes later
Hello
I am Dr Ravinder Sharma ENT surgeon
On the basis of the information provided it appears you have a history of recurrent history of bad throat and cough. This kind of pattern is suggestive of a allergic pharyngitis. However there is a possibility of nose or paranasal sinus disease or a chest pathology presenting with similar symptoms. I would advise you for a routine blood count, X XXXXXXX chest , X XXXXXXX PNS OM view and a ENT consultation.
If you have associated fever and malaise I would also advise you for a throat swab for culture and senstitivity. This will help in choosing the right antibiotic.
If the tests come out to be normal it is more suggestive of a allergic cause. If it is so you may require antiallergics and decongestants for treatment . To avoid recurrent attacks you will require prophylactic medicines (mast cell stabilizers).

I hope this answers your concern. Feel free to contact me if you require more information about it

with regards
Ravinder Sharma

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Ravinder Sharma 8 minutes later
Dr. XXXXXXX

This was a Jet quick response, thank you so much.

Would like to inform that I do not have a very frequent recurrency however when ever it happens it takes little longer to cure. On the normal course of routine as well, I am a patient of sinusitis and hence have a blocked nose at times though rarely. Since childhood, have never been sufering form any Chest congestion but just little troublesome Sinus.

I feel my Sinus is one of the cause of a longer throat irritation as the saliva runs down the throat from sinus . .

Plesae correct me if I am wrong.

thanks again.

Best regards
XXXXXXX
doctor
Answered by Dr. Ravinder Sharma 20 minutes later
Thanks for the follow up query and nice compliment.
When there is one cause it will be appropriate to rectify it first. I would suggest you to consult a ENT surgeon for the treatment of sinusitis. It is quite possible that once the sinus problem is treated you will have improvement in your throat problem. When a focus of infection is there it is quite probable that it causes throat infection as the infected mucus reaches in the pharynx from the posterior end of nose.

I hope this answers your concern. Feel free to contact me if you require more information about it

with regards
Ravinder Sharma
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,   ,   ,  
Drug/Medication
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Pseudoephedrine

doctor1 MD

Hi my name is sharon and I've been haveing migraines and numbness in face and now I have a rash on the left side of my cheek I have a rash and its warm and it has a lil burning sinsation I had taken loratadine for allergies and congestion and pseudoephedrine it also has in it

doctor1 MD

I am a heart patient, and my cardiologist did not prescribe this antibotic for me, and I didnt get it at regular drugstore, cause I was 50 miles away, I am on Entresto, and several other heart pills, is it ok for me to take the Cefdnir 300...

doctor1 MD

I am presently taking Xarelto 20mg and Metoprolol for a heart condition. Caught a very bad cold and would like to take Advil Cold & Sinus with Ibuprofen 200mg, pain reliever NSAID Pseudoephedrine HCI 30mg and nasal decongestant. Also Robitussin...

doctor1 MD

I wake with severe coughing , sometimes resulting in vomiting phlegm. I cough and spit phlegm for about 15-20 minutes every morning. Then it goes away.

doctor1 MD

I had sinus problems in the past. since last few years i have not had any serious sinus. when i have sinus i use to take pseudoephedrine. but i have not taken since few years.
I Have been feeling very tired and not fresh in the morning. Recently i had stuffy nose and something like sinus, i took sudafed in the night.
and in the morning i was very very fresh. i never had such fresh feeling in last few years.
How does sudafed work ... and what it has to do with mind and tiredness.
i am 30, usually working in preassure most of the time. with high choleshtrol.

doctor1 MD

I have a bad cough and clogged sinuses for over 3 months and am allergic to something in cigarette smoke. My doctor prescribed Allegra-D 24-hr, but Aetna decided it was an 'over the counter' drug, now I'm having a problem finding allegra-d 24-hour pills. So he prescribed clarinex d, 24-hour, but it doesn't work as well as allegra-d. why does fexofenadine and pseudoephedrine work better than loratadine and pseudoephedrine? and why is it so hard to find now?

doctor1 MD

Hi I suffer from IBS and blocked Sinus on a regular basis - any suggestions to what I can do to aid/prevent these. At the moment I take peppermint oil caps combined with acidophillus to ease IBS and I use Stermiar Sinus rince or else sinutab decongestant to relieve blocked sinus - all suggestions greatly appreciated. Thanks xx