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How to treat chronic cough and clogged nostrils?

i have had a cough that was dry and deep for 13 days. a little stuffiness not much. now i have a wet cough with some nasal drip. I have taken over the counter cold meds for my symptoms. no fever no sore throat just some harsh coughing what do you recommend?
and my voice sounds funky
Wed, 6 Jan 2016
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Hi Dear,

Welcome to HCM.

Understanding your concern. As per your query you have symptoms of chronic cough and clogged nostrils which seems to be due to upper respiratory tract infection leading to bronchitis/ granular pharyngitis. Need not to worry. I would suggest you to start with course of antibiotics and anti inflammatory medications. Your symptoms will resolve in 1 week. if symptoms keeps on persisting you should consult ENT specialist and take proper treatment. You should get X-ray chest done along with pulmonary function tests. Doctor may prescribe antibiotics at least for 5 days along with decongestants and mucolytic agents. You should do warm saline gargles and take steam twice a day. Avoid use of sharp and spicy food substances. Avoid cold carbonated beverages.

Hope your concern has been resolved.

Get Well Soon.

Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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