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 an effective treatment to cure allergic cough and rhinitis.

Query: i am suffering from allergic cough and rhinitis for many years....In have taken montek for 6 months. But there is no improvement. Any nasal spray needed? Please suggest some medications. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello Welcome to icliniq. After carefully going through your history and the attachment you sent, my advice would be to see a physician in person along with your report since the serum IgE level is raised. Allergic rhinitis could be either due to a known or unknown form of allergen. In case you ar...  Read Full »

Is there any problem with my ECG report?

Query: Hello doctor,I have chest soreness and semiproductive cough. Kindly review my EKG report. I am currently on Testosterone. My flu test and COVID test are negative.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your ECG (electrocardiography) is fine (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Technically it is a sinus rhythm with T wave inversion in III (can be seen normally), and no other significant ST abnormalities were seen. So there are no significant abnormaliti...  Read Full »

Why am I having cough, stuffed nose and headache after taking Apixaban?

Query: Hello doctor, I cannot get to sleep due to a racking cough and have stuffy nose and headache as I take Apixaban blood thinner. I do not know what medication to take to treat this. Currently taking Apixaban, Bisoprolol, and Amlodipine.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is likely a result of upper respiratory infection or allergic manifestations. Firstly, it is better to get examined by a local practitioner for throat and nose examination for signs of infection. You will need and should get prescribed antibiotic like capsule Au...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for high fever and cough?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a question regarding my brother. He is sick and done some lab tests, also the corona test, but it is negative. Still, he has a severe fever and extreme cough on and off for almost 10 days. He also has diabetes. I have attached the prescription. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please note that the lab reports sent by you are indicative of probable COVID-19 infection (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The corona reports done by you are those of covid antibodies. Antibodies may or may not be positive. This report is ...  Read Full »

Kindly help with my symptoms of chest pain, cough, and dry throat due to ozone generators.

Query: Hello, my family and I are cleaning a Spa that has one of those Ozone Generators. The Spa didn't notify us of what it was and we really didn't pay attention since it was usually off and might have occasionally turned on by itself but that was usually around 5-10 minutes before we left. The last clea...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello Dear sorry about your health condition. Yes ozone exposure in few individuals may cause more problems due to increased sensitivity. The symptoms including cough, throat irritation, chest tightness etc. Treatment is avoid exposure to the ozone. Vit e supplements may be useful. Budesonide m...  Read Full »

What can be done for chronic dry cough?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old female. I am suffering from cough for almost a month and my abdomen is paining badly due to cough. The cough gets so severe and I end up vomiting, be it early morning or night. I consulted the doctor and was diagnosed with chronic cough. I followed the medicine and it o...  Read Full »


Dr. Abhishek Dixit

Nephrologist, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Chronic cough for more than three weeks needs evaluation. I would recommend to check CBC (complete blood count), ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), Mantoux test, chest x-ray, ECG and serum creatinine levels. Chronic GERD - gastroesophageal acid reflux symptoms...  Read Full »

Can caffeine trigger GERD symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor,I am an 18-year-old male 182 cm feet tall and weighs about 63 kg. I have a problem with the last five months. I have been experiencing these symptoms like a burning pain in the stomach region (a few centimeters above belly button), alleviated by eating food, to a greater extent by antacids...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, I can very well understand your concerns. It seems that you probably have one of the two potential conditions. Considering your age and chronicity of the symptoms with no apparent weight loss or bleeding or reduced appetite (I assume since you did not mention)...  Read Full »

How to manage COVID-19 positive cases?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 33 years old. Today I tested in a laboratory, and I got a report of COVID-19 positive. I got a fever and a cough. Now in this situation, what should I do? Please prescribe me some medicines.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from fever, cough, and your COVID-19 positive (Rt-PCR test). Monitor your oxygen saturation rate by a pulse oximeter. If it becomes lower than 93% or suffers from...  Read Full »

What could be the cause for a throat infection with bloody mucus from the nose?

Query: Hi doctor, I got a throat infection about three weeks back. I got medication for that, and it got cured. But still, I have some cough, and sometimes while blowing my nose, some blood is coming with mucus from the nose, mainly from one side of the nose.  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Jauhari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from upper respiratory tract infection. Kindly let me know the following: 1. Do you have a fever at present? 2. Do you have a dry cough or cough with sputum? 3. Is there any headache or nausea? Please answer these questions so that I may send you ...  Read Full »

Why is there persistent cough and cold with breathing difficulty?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from a cough and cold for the past 15 days. In the past, I used to get cough due to acute pharyngitis, so this time also I went to ENT and got medicines, Azithromycin, CP Maleate, Cetirizine Paracetamol; after using these, I got some relief. But four days back, I went to a...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for posting your query. First of all, there is nothing serious to be worried about. I need to know whether your breathing difficulty is mild or severe. Most likely, you have got a repeated throat infection (Pharyngitis) with constriction of airways (bronchospasm...  Read Full »

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