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I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.
Cough usually takes few days more after the antibiotic course is over. So, if there is no other complaint and cough is dry, you can take dry cough
syrup with warm water 2 to 3 times a day.
Avoid things like spicy food, sour things, cold things while eating, avoid exposure to fumes, smoke, strong perfumes. Persistent cough after 7 days of syrup/aggravation of cough suggests:
as a basic cause
- Incomplete sinus healing with persistent post nasal drip
- Staphylococcal infection/causative bacteria resistant to the antibiotic
causing irritation of throat
In such conditions, you need to consult ENT specialist
Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr. Vasudha Jayant Athavale