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What causes severe cough and sore throat?

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Dr. Priyanka G Raj

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Practicing since :2010

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Posted on Tue, 6 Sep 2016 in Internal Doctor Category
Question: Hi, I just came back from a country with some of the worst air pollution in the world. I was there for 3 weeks, with severe coughing from my chest. I've been back for a week, and I now have a sore throat with sharp pain when I swallow and still coughing.
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka G Raj 24 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Resipiratory tract infection

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for the query
I can understand your concern.
According to your history you are having respiratory tract infection probably upper respiratory tract.
If i were your treating doctor i would have recommended you to take
1. Tab Levocitrezine 10 mg twice daily for 3 days, morning and night
2. Tab Amoxiclav 625 mg morning and night for 5 days after the food or alternatively you can take Tab Azithromycin 500 mg once daily for 3 days.
3. Drink boiled water
4. Avoid oily food and outside for 1 week
5. Do salt water gargling or by using any mouth lozenges for gargling

Take care
Regards
Dr Priyanka G Raj
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Priyanka G Raj
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Follow up: Dr. Priyanka G Raj 11 minutes later
Thanks, Dr. XXXXXXX Are these medications over the counter?
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka G Raj 14 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Antibiotics are prescribed drug

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for writing again
Antibiotic tablets which i have recommended are prescribed drug.You may need to meet a local doctor for that.

If you have any doubts you are welcome, otherwise kindly close the thread and rate it

Thank you
Take care
Regards
Dr Priyanka G Raj

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