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Suggest treatment for severe cough and flu symptoms

My husband has extreme drainage and cough. he is to the point that he throws and it seems like the drainage is too much. Any ideas? The only thing is that he has had this cough off and on for 20 years He coughs to clear his throat constantly. He has been on several medicines and went in and had his lung washed and that seemed to help for a couple years. When the cough is going to start up again he get flu symptoms and boom the cough comes back and then quits as abruptly as it started
Fri, 7 Jun 2019
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Hi,

As per your query you have symptoms of severe cough and flu symptoms which are pointing towards upper respiratory tract infection which can be caused by a bacterial or viral infection.

Need not to worry. I would suggest you consult an ENT specialist for proper examination. The doctor may prescribe antibacterial amoxicillin or antiviral acyclovir depending upon the diagnosis along with decongestants.

For now, continue doing gargles and drink one spoon of honey mix with a glass of lukewarm water. You should avoid smoking completely as it is exaggerating your symptoms. You should take steam inhalation along with vaporizers. Avoid hot, sharp, spicy food.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari, Dentist
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Suggest treatment for severe cough and flu symptoms

Hi, As per your query you have symptoms of severe cough and flu symptoms which are pointing towards upper respiratory tract infection which can be caused by a bacterial or viral infection. Need not to worry. I would suggest you consult an ENT specialist for proper examination. The doctor may prescribe antibacterial amoxicillin or antiviral acyclovir depending upon the diagnosis along with decongestants. For now, continue doing gargles and drink one spoon of honey mix with a glass of lukewarm water. You should avoid smoking completely as it is exaggerating your symptoms. You should take steam inhalation along with vaporizers. Avoid hot, sharp, spicy food. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Harry Maheshwari, Dentist