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Suggest treatment for cough that is not relieved by Azithromycin and Montair LC

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Dr. R.A. Singh

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Posted on Mon, 10 Dec 2018 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: I have been suffering from cough past few days, around five days back i enquired regarding the same and as per doctor's advised i took azithromycin once day for 3 days and montair LC once at night from last 5 days but there is no improvement in my cough and rather it has increased. Please advised
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Answered by Dr. R.A. Singh 37 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Some more information is needed.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Thanks for writing your query.

Some more information is needed like:-
1. Do you have associated throat irritation?
2. Is your cough dry or sputum comes out on coughing?
3. If cough is productive, what is the colour of sputum?
4. Any associated fever?
5. Any history of bronchitis / asthma?
6. Any associated running nose or sneezing?

Your answers to the above mentioned queries will help in planning your further medical management.

Regards,

Dr. R.A. Singh
Emergency Medicine Specialist

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Follow up: Dr. R.A. Singh 4 minutes later
1) yes throat irritation is there
2) cough is mostly dry with very less suptum
3) colour of suptum is white
4) no fever
5) no
6) previously there was running nose but not now
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Answered by Dr. R.A. Singh 4 hours later
Brief Answer:

Dietary and medical management will help.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Thanks for providing more information.

After reading your post, I would suggest Cetrizine along with Phenylepherine or Pseudoephedrine for relief from your symptoms.

A teaspoon of honey will have added benefits. Cough lozenzes containing Dextromethorphan will help in controlling cough.

Following investigations may be helpful:-

1. Throat swab culture and sensitivity test.
2. Complete Blood Count (CBC).

Drink lots of water daily. Avoid cold/spicy/sour foods and drinks.

A clinical examination by your doctor will help in planning your further medical management.

I hope this answers your query. If you have any further doubts, please mention.

Regards,

Dr. R.A. Singh
Emergency Medicine Specialist
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Follow up: Dr. R.A. Singh 26 hours later
Today I visited a homeopath doctor as my cough was not stopping he checked my throat and found a growth at the back of the tongue he suggested that it is due to allergy. Please advise
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Answered by Dr. R.A. Singh 9 hours later
Brief Answer:

Get yourself clinically examined by an ENT specialist.

Detailed Answer:

Hi again,

Cetrizine advised earlier will help in treating any allergic condition. I would suggest that you should get yourself clinically examined and investigated by an ENT specialist for planning your further medical management.

I hope this answers your query.

Regards,

Dr. R.A. Singh
Emergency Medicine Specialist
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