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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest medication for persistent cough

Hello i have a questiin i was hoping you could answer for me. ive had this deep chest cough for about a week now and i can't seem to find any comfort when trying to clear out my throat. The cough comes on so harsh that i can barely breathe when im done, i didnt wanna go to the doctors cause i was hoping i could shake it off on my own. Any suggestions?
Thu, 18 Jan 2018
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Pulmonologist 's  Response
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
You are mostly having viral upper respiratory tract infection (URTI).
You should follow these steps for better symptomatic relief.
1. Drink plenty of fluids orally and keep yourself hydrated.
2. Avoid oily and spicy food. Avoid junk food.
3. Avoid hard to chew food.
4. Do warm water gargles 5-6 times a day.
5. Take levocetrizine and paracetamol combination twice daily.
You will mostly improve with all these in 4-5 days. If not improving then consult doctor.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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