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Cough - Symptom, Treatment And Causes

A cough is a common condition that affects people of almost all age brackets. Cough can be either chronic or acute in nature. Coughs that are generally acute in nature lasts for a week whereas a chronic cough can span over a month. Cough isn’t detrimental to one’s health but in some severe cases can cause lightheadedness, vomiting and consequent nausea. Sometimes, cough can be annoying causing severe disruption in your sleeping pattern.

Causes of Cough

It is often times difficult to pinpoint the exact reason which triggers a cough. Bodily dysfunctions such as existing conditions (Eg. Asthma, allergies) and external reasons such as tobacco usage, acid reflux and postnatal dripping (a condition where the sinuses produce extra mucus which drips down from the back of the throat) may trigger such a condition. In other cases, it may appear as a symptom of more serious diseases like upper respiratory infection, bronchitis or sarcoidosis (accumulation of inflammatory cells in various parts of the body).

Risk factors

Having a smoking habit is one of the primary reason for chronic cough. So much so that doctors have termed it as a separate condition called smoker’s cough. It has been found that secondhand smoke or passive smoking also leads to cough in addition to more detrimental damages to the bronchial passage (region comprising the lungs). Between the sexes, statistics determined women are typically more prone to developing cough than men. A relatively more sensitive cough reflex in women has been attributed as cause.

Complications

A casual cough is normal and to an extent even beneficial as it helps clean irritants and unwanted secretions from the lungs and the passage of the throat. This in turn prevents infection. But having a persistent cough can be harmful as it can lead to a plethora of associated problems. Apart from a dry and painful throat it can lead to further maladies such as headache, sweating, dizziness and even loss of bladder control. Although mostly in rare cases, it can even cause a person to pass out (known as syncope in medical terms).

Diagnosis and treatment

A general physician may prescribe you oral medications and cough syrup for a standard cough. Yet a reason for concern may arise if the condition persists even after. In such cases, the doctor will evaluate your medical history and make you undergo imaging tests such as X-rays and CT scans. Post diagnosis the doctor may prescribe appropriate cough suppressants or strong antibiotics to relieve your condition.

Treatable by medical professional Self diagnosable Lab test not required Short-term: resolves within days to weeks Spread through the air or contaminated surfaces
Symptoms
Runny nose Sore throat Hoarseness Shortness of breath Wheezing Coughing up blood

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Chronic Bronchitis - 7 Tips To Help You Get Well!

Dr. Hemant Kalra 87% (211 ratings)
MBBS, MD -Pulmonary Medicine-Tuberculosis ,Respiratory Disease Medicine , Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD), European Diploma in Respiratory Medicine
Pulmonologist, Delhi
Chronic Bronchitis - 7 Tips To Help You Get Well!
Are you suffering from chronic bronchitis and are looking for ideal treatment measures? Bronchitis occurs when your windpipe or trachea and your large and small bronchitis within your lungs get inflamed because of infections and several other causes. The condition is considered to be chronic when your cough with mucus is persistent for at least three months. Chronic bronchitis is a condition that falls under the group of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Smoking, inhaled irritants, secondhand smoke, inhaled fumes, and certain viruses are primary causes of chronic bronchitis. Symptoms The symptoms and characteristics of chronic bronchitis are as follows: Phlegm may be produced. The production of excess phlegm indicates that your lung and the lower respiratory tract are infected. The cough experienced is present on almost all days of the month, for over a period of three months. The forceful coughing because of chronic bronchitis is painful, and makes your abdominal and chest muscles sore. The coughing is likely to be very severe, and may injure your chest walls or make you faint. During exacerbations of chronic bronchitis, wheezing may be experienced because of inflammation in the airways and muscular tightness. This, in turn, leads to shortness of breath. Treatment The treatment of chronic bronchitis depends on the cause. There is no specific cure for the condition, and its treatment aims at improving your lung function and reducing the symptoms. Several medicines are used for managing the cough, and for loosening and clearing secretions. In the case of uncontrollable coughing spells, cough suppressants might be prescribed. Broncho dilator inhalers are used for opening the airways and for the management of wheezing. Certain nebulizer treatments are also recommended in some cases. Corticosteroids are used for reducing the inflammation in the airways. These may be used in the form of inhaled corticosteroids, or may be taken orally. In some cases, antibiotic medications may be required for the treatment of chronic bronchitis. Antibiotics are usually used when there is a bacterial infection, and in people with chronic lung problems, who require antibiotics to be treated. Home oxygen might be required in extremely serious cases of chronic bronchitis. In very rare cases, a patient may have to be hospitalized in case of severe breathing difficulty that does not respond to treatment. This is necessary in cases of complications in chronic bronchitis, and in patients who suffer from underlying heart problems. It is recommended for you to consult a doctor on experiencing any symptom of chronic bronchitis. This will ensure proper diagnosis and an early start to your treatment, which will prevent worsening of the condition.
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Home Remedies For Common Cold

Dr. Rajesh D. 90% (164 ratings)
Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS), bachelor Of Science in Nursing
Yoga & Naturopathy Specialist, Ahmedabad
Solutions: 1. A lemon a day keeps the cold away. For a bad cold, the juice of two lemons in 1/2 a litre (21/2 cups) of boiling water sweetened with honey, taken at bed time, is a very effective remedy. 2. Have ginger (adrak) tea. 3. Cut ginger (adrak) into 1" _ 11/2" pieces and boil with a cup of water. Give 8-10 boils. Strain, sweeten with 1/2 teaspoon sugar and drink hot. 4. A tablespoon of carom seeds (ajwain) crushed and tied up in a muslin cloth can be used for inhalation to relieve congestion/blocked nose. -a similar small bundle placed near the pillow of sleeping children relieves congestion. 5. A teaspoon of cumin seeds (jeera) is added to 1 glass of boiling water. Strain and simmer for a few minutes. Let it cool. Drink it 1-2 times a day. If sore throat is also present, add a few small pieces of dry ginger (adrak) to the boiling water. 6. Six pepper corns (saboot kali mirch) finely ground and mixed with a glass of warm water, sweetened with 5-6 batasha (a variation of sugar candy) can be taken for a few nights. 7. In the case of the acute cold in the head, boil 1 tablespoon full pepper powder in a cup of milk along with a pinch of turmeric (haldi) and have once daily for at least 3 days. Cold with phlegm (balgam) and slight cough Take 8-10 tulsi leaves and wash well. To 1 cup of water, add these tulsi leaves, 1-2 cloves of garlic (lasan), 1/2" piece ginger, crushed and 4-5 peppercorns (saboot kali mirch). Boil the water and keep simmering on fire till the quantity is reduced to 1/4 cup. Cool. Strain. Add 1 teaspoon honey. Drink this every morning.
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Air Pollution: Its Effects on Health And Role of Homeopathy in Air Pollution Related Diseases

Dr. Saurav Arora 90% (13 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Air Pollution: Its Effects on Health And Role of Homeopathy in Air Pollution Related Diseases
Air is the Most Essential Thing Air is a mechanical mixture of gases, and the most essential thing for an organism to survive. It normally contains Nitrogen (78%), Oxygen (21%), Carbon dioxide and other gases in proportion. In addition to these gases, air also contains water vapour, traces of ammonia and suspended matter such as dust, bacteria, spores, and vegetable debris, etc. Apart from supplying the life-giving oxygen, air and atmospheric conditions serve several functions. The human body is cooled by the air contact; special senses of hearing and smell function through air-transmitted stimuli; disease agents are conveyed by air. The term air pollution denotes the presence of substances (e.g. gases, mixtures of gases and particulate matter) in the ambient surroundings, generated by the activities that interfere with the human health, safety or comfort, and is injurious to organisms, and other environmental media. It also results in chemicals entering the food chain, drinking water and thereby, adding substantial disease burden and affecting the quality of life. The problem of air pollution was first recognized about 500 years ago when the burning of coal in cities was increasing, and since then it is increasing at an alarming rate all over the globe. During foggy weather, when little wind is present the smoke generated from pollution is mixed with fog and form SMOG The smog is making it difficult for people to see and breathe. Types Personal air exposure: refers to exposure to dust, fumes and gases to which an individual is exposed directly or indirectly, eg. Smoking. Occupational air exposure: exposure to harmful concentration of aerosols, vapors, and gases in working environment. Community air exposure: This is most serious, complex, consists of varieties of assortment of pollution sources, meteorological factors, and wide variety of adverse social, economic, and health effects. Air Pollutants Till date more than 100 substances have been identified which pollute the air. These vary from place to place depending upon the specific complex of contaminant source. Following are few examples of primary and secondary air pollutants: Carbon monoxide Sulphur dioxide Nitrogen oxides Hydrocarbons Particulate matter Lead Benzen Ozone PAN (peroxy acetyl nitrate) Photochemical smog Aerosols and mists: Sulphuric acid (H2SO4), Nitric acid (HNO3) Indoor Air Pollution Indoor air pollution is one of the four most critical global environmental problems. It exposes more people worldwide to important air pollutants than pollution in outdoor air. Rural people in developing countries may receive as much as two-thirds of the global exposure to particulates. Women and children suffer the greatest exposure. Sources of Indoor Pollution Indoor air pollution contributes to acute respiratory infections in young children, chronic lung disease, and cancer in adults, and may induce adverse pregnancy outcomes. Non-smoking women exposed to indoor coal smoke have a risk of lung cancer similar to that of men who smoke lightly. Effects on Health Air pollution has short term and long term effects. The direct effects are reflected in airway system and then spread to multi-systems. It ranges from: Upper and lower respiratory tract infections (acute and chronic) Acute and recurrent bronchitis Acute respiratory distress Asthmatic attacks Aggravation of pre-existing respiratory and heart disease. Lung cancer The short term and long term exposure is also linked with short life expectancy and reduced quality of life. Effects of specific pollutants General Management The keywords of general management with respect to Air Pollution are: Prevention More you prevent yourself from harmful allergens, dust, smoke, pollution and smog, more it would be beneficial for your health. Try to avoid early morning exposure to smog, cold air when your city is too much polluted. Avoid travelling in crowded areas, malls and street where number of people and vehicles are intense. Avoid taking walks on main roads, rather prefer parks with greenery. Eat Healthy Eating healthy foods keep your immunity intact and strong. Food items like Jaggery, food rich in vitamin E and C keeps your immunity intact. Avoid taking spicy and sour foods. Keep your airways clear and clean Use masks where ever necessary. Avoid smoking and Passive-Smoking. Keep your home free of dust, perfumes, strong smells and garbage. Medication Timely medication helps your immunity to fight disease better. Don t ignore symptoms even if they are minor and nonspecific. Education Keep yourself educated regarding hazards of air pollution and how to tackle them. Keep an eye on neighbourhood for any polluting activities such as open fires, release of chemicals from factories, old polluting vehicles etc. Try not to use own vehicles when you are travelling alone. Opt for Car-Pool in where ever possible. Ask for your rights At working environments ask for masks, air purifiers, and less exposure to air/chemical pollution Take opinion of medical specialists if you feel unwell while working. Support govt. initiatives to keep your city clean and green Role of Homeopathy in Diseases arising from Air Pollution Homeopathy heals holistically! Homeopathic medicines stimulates the body s inner strength and boost the immune system to work well i.e. to reduce the disease load and to improve the overall health. The constitutional or individualized homeopathy is known to reduce to tendency to catch respiratory illnesses. The prescription is dependent upon symptoms, signs, tendencies, history and causation. The treatment can be curative, palliative or supportive depending upon state and staging of disease. In every stage homeopathy has a definitive role to play. Homeopathic medicines can be taken safely along with other/conventional medications (ADD-ON Therapy). In addition to constitutional/individualized medicines, the following medicines are frequently used on the basis of causation and symptom similarity: Allium cepa: Rhinitis, coryza copious, fluent, watery, acrid discharge; burning in nose, mouth, throat; violent sneezing; eyes red, burning with profuse, watery, bland lacrimation; headache, cough, hoarseness. Ammonium carb: Complaints from fumes, charcoal fumes; emphysematous changes in lungs; frequent sneezing, profuse discharge from nose, burning like hot water; stoppage of nose at night, wake up from sleep; sensation of dust particles in throat; dry tickling cough; chokes; wheezing. Arsenicum album: An important remedy that is used in majority of complaints incidental to air pollutants, e.g. conjunctivitis, rhinitis, asthmatic bronchitis, emphysema, lung cancer, leukaemia and other malignancies, etc; quick respiration; suffocation inducing cough; scanty, frothy expectoration; sneezing without relief; burning in eyes; burning pains all over. Blatta orientalis: Complaints from fumes, coal dust, smoke; relieves bronchospasm, acts as expectorant; dyspnoea, oppression of breathing; cough, with thick and purulent sputum. Bromium: Complaints from coal dust; allergy to dust; complaints of sailors who suffer from asthma when they go ashore, better on sea. Dry spasmodic cough, airway feels filled with smoke; difficulty in inspiring, as if breathing through sponge. Carbo veg: Complaints from carbon gas, carbon monoxide, dust, smoke, fumes from incomplete combustion of fuels. Collapse from imperfect oxidation. Oppressed, quick respiration; air-hunger, longing for fresh air; wants windows open; long spasms of cough with weakness, wheezing, gagging. Cassia sophera: Complaints from exposure to dust, smoke; asthma, dry cough, with pain in chest, irritation in throat, better warmth; expectoration thick, yellowish; worse during winters, change of weather. Dulcamara: Ailments from changing, damp environment, foggy weather, cold damp conditions, air-conditioned rooms; dry, teasing, spasmodic cough; hoarseness; dyspnoea after physical exertion. Euphrasia: Inflammation of the conjunctiva; profuse acrid lacrimation; profuse, fluent bland coryza, sneezing in morning; violent cough in day time, abundant expectoration; worse indoors, warmth; better in open air. Lobelia inflata: Ailments from smoke, dust; emphysematous changes; extreme dyspnoea; cough with sneezing, gasping; scanty expectoration; extreme nausea and vomiting, cannot bear taste or smell of tobacco. Natrum sulph: Ailments incidental to spring & rainy season; dyspnoea; coughs continuously, towards end hacks up thick, ropy, greenish mucus. Pothos foetidus: Ailments from smoke, dust; great dyspnoea and cough, frequent sneezing, pain in throat and chest, anxiety, abdominal distension and tension, better in open air. Phosphorus: An important remedy that may be used in majority of complaints incidental to air pollutants, e.g. conjunctivitis, rhinitis, asthmatic bronchitis, emphysema, lung cancer, leukaemia, and other malignancies, etc. Breathing anxious, panting, short, hurried, very much oppressed; tightness across chest; violent hard, dry, tight, racking cough in spasmodic paroxysms. Plumbum metallicum: An important remedy for lead toxicity. Interference with homoeostasis, rapid reduction in number of red cells, with pallor, icterus, anaemia. Localized neuralgic pains, neuritis, paralysis, wrist drop; stinging and tearing in limbs, with twitching, numbness. Sulphurous acid: Persistent choking cough with copious expectoration; hoarseness, constriction of chest, difficult breathing. Sabadilla: Rhinitis, pharyngitis; violent spasmodic sneezing, abundant watery nasal discharge, itching and tingling in nose, redness and burning in eyes, lacrimation, frontal headache, dryness and irritation in throat. Sambucus: Nasobronchial hypersensitivity; paroxysmal nightly suffocative attacks; nose stopped up at night, breath through mouth; cough deep, restlessness, profuse perspiration. Sanguinaria can: Nasobronchial hypersensitivity, asthmatic bronchitis. Severe dyspnoea, constriction in chest, severe spasmodic cough. Expectoration of thick yellow mucus, dislodged with difficulty. Sneezing, profuse watery mucus from nose; sensitive to flowers, odours. Spongia: Complaints from sudden change of atmosphere, smoke. Severe form of asthmatic bronchitis, with dryness of respiratory tract. Severe dyspnoea, with wheezing, suddenly wakes up at night with intense suffocation; respiration rapid, short.
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COUGH : Major Problem Of Changing Weather "Cure By Homeopathy"

Dr. Akanksha Tayal 93% (1332 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
COUGH : Major Problem Of Changing Weather "Cure By Homeopathy"
What is a cough? There are three phases to a cough reflex: An inhalation (breathing in) An increased pressure in the throat and lungs with the vocal cords closed An explosive release of air when the vocal cords open, giving a cough its characteristic sound If somebody coughs a lot, it can be a sign of a disease. Many coughs are caused by infectious diseases, like the common cold, but there are also non-infectious causes. Coughs can be due to pollution/irritation, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), choking, chronic bronchitis, asthma or emphysema, a tumor in the lung, heart failure, some drugs (e.g., ACE inhibitors), post-nasal drip, and smoking. Classification of coughs Acute cough - has a sudden onset and lasts up to 3 weeks Subacute cough - persists for 3-8 weeks Chronic cough - persists for over 8 weeks Productive cough - a cough that brings stuff up, such as sputum Dry cough - a cough that brings nothing up Nocturnal cough - only occurs at night Causes of coughs The majority of coughs are caused by viruses and clear up without treatment. Causes of acute (short-term) cough - in most cases, the infection is in the upper respiratory tract and affects the throat, this is known as a URTI/URI (upper respiratory tract infection). Examples include flu, the common cold, and laryngitis. If it is an LRTI (lower respiratory tract infection), the lungs are infected, and/or the airways lower down from the throat (windpipe). Examples include bronchitis and pneumonia. An acute cough can also be caused by hay fever. Causes of chronic (long-term) cough - a chronic cough may be caused by smoking, mucus dripping down the throat from the back of the nose (nasal drip), GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease), asthma, and some medications (e.g. ACE-inhibitors). Chronic coughs in children are most often caused by asthma, but can also be from conditions like GERD. Less common causes of chronic cough in adults include TB (tuberculosis, fungal infections of the lung, and lung cancer. When to see a doctor If a cough has persisted for 3 weeks without improvement, a doctor's advice should be sought. In most cases, there will not be anything serious underlying the cough, but in rare cases, a long-term cough can be a sign of something that needs treating, such as lung cancer or heart failure. Other reasons to seek medical advice include: The cough is getting worse There are swelling or lumps present in the neck region Weight loss Severe coughing Changes in the sound of the voice Coughing up blood Difficulty breathing Chest pain Fevers that are not getting better Diagnosing a cough If a doctor decides that a cough is caused by the common cold or flu, the general advice will be to rest, drink plenty of fluids, and let it run its course. In the majority of cases, such coughs clear up after 1-2 weeks. A cough caused by a viral infection that persists for more than a couple of weeks will probably require medical attention. The doctor may order some diagnostic tests, such as a chest X-ray, a sample of phlegm may be sent to a laboratory for analysis to determine what is causing the infection. The patient may be asked to breathe in and out of a tube attached to a machine; this helps the doctor determine whether the airways have an obstruction (this test is called a spirometry), which is common in asthma or emphysema. If asthma is diagnosed, the patient may be prescribed asthma medication. Sometimes, a doctor may refer the patient to a respiratory specialist. Treatments and home remedies for coughs The best way to treat a cough caused by a viral infection is to let the immune system deal with it - generally, such coughs clear up on their own. According to the National Health Service, United Kingdom, a homemade remedy with honey and lemon is as good, if not better than most OTC products sold in pharmacies. Treatments are mostly aimed at making the patient feel a little bit better and generally do not decrease the length of the cough. Honey - it coats the throat, resulting in less irritation and possibly less coughing. Honey is a demulcent (something that soothes). Cough medications - some may help associated symptoms, such as fever or a stuffy nose. However, there is no compelling evidence that cough medicines are effective in making the cough go away faster.but homoeopathy can reduce the suffering. For small children, it is a good idea to talk to a doctor before giving OTC cough medicine. Some ingredients in cough medicines can be dangerous for small children. HOMOEOPATHY DO BEST IN COUGH AND REDUCE THE SUFFERING WITHOUT ANY SIDE EFFECTS.
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8 Causes Of Chest Pain You Should Know!

Dr. Prabir Ganguly 89% (38 ratings)
Bachelor in Homoeopathic Medicine & Surgery (BHMS)
Homeopath, Dhanbad
8 Causes Of Chest Pain You Should Know!
Chest pain may be caused by multiple problems within the body and while being a problem in itself, may also be a symptom of a bigger underlying problem. Chest pain may be caused by anything from simple chest congestion due to a cold to something far more serious such as the onset of a heart attack. While it is important that life style changes be made to prevent major issues, homeopathy can provide relief for many symptoms till extensive medical steps are taken to correct the problem. Some causes of chest pain 1. Angina 2. Onset of a heart attack 3. Atherosclerosis 4. Weakness of the arteries 5. Weakness of the heart muscle 6. Palpitations 7. Bradycardia 8. Chest congestion or cold Symptoms associated with chest pain Stable angina Vice like constriction or choking, pain may be spread to right or left arm or both, dyspnoea before pain. Unstable angina Chest pain occurs at rest. Pericarditis Pain radiates to the left side of the shoulder which gets worse by lying in a flat position. Pneumothorax Severe chest pain along with shortness of breath, cyanosis, restlessness and collapse. Pneumonia Sharp pain which, gets worse by taking deep breath and coughing. Pulmonary embolism Short rapid breathing, sharp pain in middle of the chest that is worse by deep breathing. Gastroesophagial reflux disease Difficult painful swallowing, pain in the middle of chest which, extends to neck, back and shoulders. Myocardial Vomiting, dyspnoea features of shock, profuse sweating, fever, low blood pressure, pulse small rapid and irregular Homeopathic remedies for various kinds of chest pain Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which a patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat chest pain, but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility of the patient. For this patient s current symptoms, past medical history and family history are taken into account. There are many homeopathic remedies which cover the symptoms of chest pain and can be selected on the basis of cause, location, sensation, modalities and extension of the pain. For individualized remedy selection and treatment of chest pain, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. In medical emergencies like myocardial infarction and pulmonary embolism, immediate hospitalization is usually required. Some important remedies are given below for the treatment of chest pain: Arnica mont. Chest pain with sore and bruised feeling. Ranunculus b. Good remedy for intercostal rheumatism, sharp stitching pain in the chest along with dyspnoea. Kali carb. Stitching pain in the chest, which gets worse between 2-3 A.M Actea racemosa. Pain worse on the right side. Bryonia Chest pain is of stitching, burning and stabbing in nature, is worse by motion and better by rest and pressure. Thirst for large quantities of water and dryness of mucous membranes often accompanies. Rumex c. Sharp stitching pain through the left lung, often with cough. Stannum Knife like stitches, worse on bending forward and left side. Phosphorus Violent tickling cough, chest pain due to tuberculosis of lungs or pneumonia along with oppression of the chest. Aconite Chest pain due to pneumonia of first stage along with anxiety and restlessness. Robinia Burning pain behind sternum due to hyperacidity. Strophanthus Chest pain is of stitching and twitching in nature and often of cardiac origin. Digitalis - Digitalis is known chiefly for its action on the heart, and it is rare that a patient suffering from an affection of that organ does not get Digitalis in some form. Cactus - Perhaps the most important remedy in heart affections,from the homoeopathist s standpoint, is Cactus. Lachesis - Lachesis is the best natural Homeopathic medicine when episodes of fainting occur along with Palpitations during menopause. The women needing Lachesis have an aversion to wear any tight clothing.
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Popular Questions & Answers

I have problem if dry cough. When I want to sleep during night it will come in my throat and wake up. Because of that I can sleep only 2-3 hour. And weakness comes. Also it will affect my breathing. Its not athama. But one doctor said it is cough in your throat. please suggest. And can I drink milk in this cough problem?

Dr. Shashidhar 91% (4354 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
You can try Homeopathy for your problem as it is very effective and yet gentle without creating any side effects. A detailed case history is necessary to select a suitable remedy for you. You can contact me or chat online for further details. Regarding milk, If you are unable to digest it or if the complaints get exaggerated then avoid milk. Avoid fried and junk food. Eat freshly prepared homemade food and fruits. Drink enough water to maintain good hydration. Gargle with warm water with some salt in it.

My throat is aching alot and I get dry cough & my nose is totally chocked. I have gargled lot of times but I didn't get rid of that. There is a lot of irritation in my throat. This has been from 5 days.

Dr. (Lt Col) Dinesh Kumar 91% (1600 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Greater Noida
Hi, for cold, cough and fever 1. Try to keep body warm 2. Do not eat and drink cold food items 3. Try to avoid persons affected with cold and cough because it spreads through droplet mode by coughing and sneezing 4. Take a tablet of levocetrizine and a basic antibiotic with an expectorant cough syrup for 4 days 5. Consult through audio video for details.
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I am suffering from chest congestion for last few days .cough is more productive in morning.

Dr. (Lt Col) Dinesh Kumar 91% (1600 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Greater Noida
Hi, for cold, cough and fever 1. Try to keep body warm 2. Do not eat and drink cold food items 3. Try to avoid persons affected with cold and cough because it spreads through droplet mode by coughing and sneezing 4. Take a tablet of levocetrizine and a basic antibiotic with an expectorant cough syrup for 4 days 5. Consult through audio video for details.
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Some blood with my cough comes .and also chest pain and bone marrow pain with back pain abdominal pain and bowel change. Have constipation. What should I do?

Dr. (Lt Col) Dinesh Kumar 91% (1600 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Greater Noida
Hi, for cold, cough and fever 1. Try to keep body warm 2. Do not eat and drink cold food items 3. Try to avoid persons affected with cold and cough because it spreads through droplet mode by coughing and sneezing 4. Take a tablet of levocetrizine and a basic antibiotic with an expectorant cough syrup for 4 days 5. Consult through audio video for details after a chest x ray report.

Hello Doctor, I am suffering from fever, cold and cough, Nose blocked since yesterday! Feeling low of energy and body pain. What should I do? Prescribe some medicines.

BMS
General Physician, Mysore
PCT 500 mg two times a day morning and night after food with ascorile cough syrup 2 times with cap.
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Common Cold And Cough in Children

Dr. Jinendra Kumar Jain 93% (2627 ratings)
Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Wash your child s hands regularly to avoid common cold infections. True or false? Take this quiz to find out.
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Dr. Gouri Sankar Maiti 85% (120 ratings)
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