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my wife is suffering from wet cough for 2-3 days

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Question: my wife is suffering from wet cough for 2-3 days and she has taken all types of cough syrup as well but it is not helping could you please suggest medicine for quick remedy thanks
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my wife is suffering from wet cough for 2-3 days and she has taken all types of cough syrup as well but it is not helping could you please suggest medicine for quick remedy thanks
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Answered by Dr. Rajat Basak (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Seems allergic pharyngitis

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor service.

I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Your wife is suffering from allergic pharyngitis which is inflammation of the pharynx. It may be due to her inherent allergy to certain agents or due to acid reflux. Basically cough syrup has no role in reducing the cough and moreover it's not wise to use cough syrup always. Because cough is a protective reflex to remove the allergens going to the lungs.

My recommendations are as follows:
Start steam inhalation through nose.
Drink plenty of water.
Start omeprazole tablet before food.
Start betadine and warm saline gargle.
Take some rest.
She can start some montelukast levocetrizine tablet.
If there is also running nose and sneezing then start on some nasal spray.
Avoid spicy food.
Avoid exposure to dust,cold.
She can have bromhexine lozenges.

Follow up for 1 week and review. If it's not relieving then she may need Chest X ray and throat swab for culture.

Hope this helps. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Answered by Dr. Rajat Basak (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Seems allergic pharyngitis

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor service.

I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Your wife is suffering from allergic pharyngitis which is inflammation of the pharynx. It may be due to her inherent allergy to certain agents or due to acid reflux. Basically cough syrup has no role in reducing the cough and moreover it's not wise to use cough syrup always. Because cough is a protective reflex to remove the allergens going to the lungs.

My recommendations are as follows:
Start steam inhalation through nose.
Drink plenty of water.
Start omeprazole tablet before food.
Start betadine and warm saline gargle.
Take some rest.
She can start some montelukast levocetrizine tablet.
If there is also running nose and sneezing then start on some nasal spray.
Avoid spicy food.
Avoid exposure to dust,cold.
She can have bromhexine lozenges.

Follow up for 1 week and review. If it's not relieving then she may need Chest X ray and throat swab for culture.

Hope this helps. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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my wife is suffering from wet cough for 2-3 days

my wife is suffering from wet cough for 2-3 days and she has taken all types of cough syrup as well but it is not helping could you please suggest medicine for quick remedy thanks