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Cough, sore throat, cold. On co-acetylene. Alternate medication?

I ve had a bad cough for over 2 weeks now, no sore throat or any other cold symptoms. It s so bad that it takes me hours to fall asleep at night. Recently I ve been coughing to hard that I start to gag and threw up once. There s no odd colour in my flem but its very sticky. I was on co acetylene before but it didn t help. Any idea what s wrong?
Asked On : Mon, 17 Dec 2012
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Hi there,

Thanks for writing in.

The two possibilities that come to my mind are an allergic cough, GERD(gastro oesophageal reflux disease), post nasal drip etc.

If you can identify the allergen that is causing your symptoms, avoid the allergen.

Any history of heartburn , acidity ,etc?

I would suggest you visit a physician to help with the diagnosis and treatment.

In the meantime, follow the general measures to help reduce your symptoms,

Drink at least 8 -10 glasses of warm water a day.
When you are sleeping, lie on your left or right side, with head slightly elevated on a pillow.
Do not sleep immediately after a meal; wait for at least 2 hours after a meal before lying down.

I hope I have answered your question. Please do get back to me if you have further queries.

Have a great day :)

Dr. Divya Kuttikrishnan
Answered: Mon, 17 Dec 2012
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