Cough

If you have any irritant in your throat like dust, smoke, or fluid, a cough is the body's reflex action to clear the throat. A cough is the most frequent symptom of an infection in the upper and lower respiratory tract like bronchitis, asthma, COPD, common cold, flu, and emphysema. A cough can be dry (non-productive) or accompanied with sputum (productive).

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Kindly suggest ayurvedic medicine for cough.

Query: Hello doctor, Since four days, I am having severe cough. What should I do? Please guide.  Read Full »


Dr. Raman Kaushik

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If the cough is coming with white or greenish sputum, then you can take syrup Koflet (from Himalaya pharma) 10 mL thrice a day with lukewarm water. If there is only dry cough or allergic cough, then you can take syrup Jufex Forte (Aimil pharma) 10 mL thrice a ...  Read Full »

Why are there lethargy and consistent cough in a child?

Query: Hello doctor, I was wanting some more information about my sons blood test that was done yesterday. There are a a few results that were in the red. The doctor called and left a voicemail today but only mentioned the chest X-ray that was done and not the bloodwork and were closed by the time I saw t...  Read Full »


Dr. Manoj Kumar Yadav

Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As your child is lethargic and not not accepting well. Then child may be sick. Also regarding the reports. Urobilinogen may be seen in early phases of jaundice and bacteria simply me be due to urinary infection. The WBC count are low and which may also signify infection...  Read Full »

Why am I having cough for a long time?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a query and need your guidance and help. I am 26 years old, male. As winters are very cold in my area, I cought cold as I was riding my bike with no proper protection from winter. I started coughing that night but I did not care it how ever increased I ate curd and smoked cigar...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to change the medicines you are on slightly. First, instead of Montek LC take Allergra M in the morning. Take it once a day only. Take Alex lozenges whenever you feel cough sensation. The lozenges have to be sucked and not swallowed. Take Cherikoff LS sy...  Read Full »

My father with CKD and hypertension suffer from severe cough with secretion. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 61 years old known case of CKD with hypertension. He has been on dialysis for a couple of weeks, sum total of ten dialysis have been done out of which one dialysis was done using an online hemodiafiltration technique. His creatinine has subsequently reduced from 8.6 to 6....  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There could be a few causes for the wet cough with phlegm. Despite taking antibiotics for pneumonia, the opacity in the lung takes a few weeks to completely disappear. The cough in such a case can last for a month. If the patient has no fever I will not worry. CHF (co...  Read Full »

What is the alternate medicine for chest pain, cough and arm pain other than Aspirin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having chest pain, bad cough and feeling uneasy with pain in arms for a long. I do not have Aspirin at home. What can be an easily available alternative at this time?  Read Full »


Dr. Hariharan V

Diabetologist, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Nutritionist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is better to take care of this cough because coughing for a long time in highly polluted cities may cause pneumonia or tuberculosis. So I suggest the following medications: Tablet Hicet (Cetirizine) 0-0-1, Azee 500 (Azithromycin) 1-0-0, Combiflam 1-0-1, syrup Tu...  Read Full »

Can I take Levocetirizine daily?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from allergy. I used to have runny nose, cough, difficulty in breathing when allergy increases and also occasional watery itchy eyes. I am not able to eat curd, citrus fruits and I cannot live in cold weather. Usually the allergy will start with sneezing, runny nose and the...  Read Full »


Dr. Neeru Bharadwaj

Homeopathic Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems that you have seasonal allergies may be due to dust, pollens, pets, etc. So, the best solution is to first find out the cause of allergy and to take preventive measures. Cetirizine can be taken but only for short durations. Gradually stop Cetirizine. You can...  Read Full »

I am having sore throat with cough, sneezing, joint pain, and runny nose. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past two weeks I have had the following symptoms: Sore throat that feel inflammed and slightly swollen, a cough, sneezing, and runny nose constantly, severe aches in my joints especially my right shoulder and wrist, my temperature keeps jumping from really high to low, constant h...  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Gupta

Criticalcare Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Bodyaches, petechiae (rashes), fatigue and dehydration points towards the diagnosis of dengue fever which may be associated with your other symptoms of sore throat and cough. To confirm that you need to undergo some tests like total blood count (platelet count), DLC, Hb...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for intermittent fever, cough and blocked nose in a 5-year-old boy?

Query: Hello doctor, A 5-year-old boy has intermittent fever, muscle pain, cough, and blocked nose for the past four days. The temperature is shooting up during nights and is normal during the day time. The blood test results are: CPK 23056 U/L. SGOT 513 U/L. Leptospira IgM and dengue IgM tests in pro...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The reports and history are suggestive of some viral etiology probably, however, it is advisable to do a blood culture also to rule out bacterial etiology. In the meantime, I would advise starting Ceftriaxone to be on the safer side along with proper iv (intravenous)...  Read Full »

Will inhaling dust material at work place likely to cause health problems?

Query: Hello doctor, Years ago I worked as an apprentice in a smash repairer. Mostly I was wet, sanding primer coats and sanding filler flat. This was 20 years ago, and I have not worked in this field since. While doing this I never wore a mask, no one in the shop did that, except the painter when he was...  Read Full »


Dr. Arul Amuthan

Ayurveda Specialist, Naturopathy Specialist, Pharmacologist, Siddha Medicine Specialist, Toxicologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is a health hazard upon exposure of such inhalational dust materials for short term exposure (up to 6 months), it can produce allergic rhinitis, cough, and sputum. On long term exposure, it may produce cough, wheezing, nasal stuffiness, fever, blood in sputum, ...  Read Full »

What is the remedy for sore throat, cough and post nasal drip?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a sore throat, slight cough and post nasal drip. No fever. What can I take?  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should have tablet Azithromycin 500 mg once daily, along with some antacids like Pantoprazole 40 mg before breakfast once daily for five days. Also, have Betadine gargles four times a day. For cough, you can have syrup Alex (Phenylephrine Hydrochloride and Chlor...  Read Full »

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