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Cough Suppressants

Cough suppressants are medications that prevent the person from coughing. Cough suppressants are otherwise called antitussives. They are used in treating dry hacking cough present in association with cold and flu. Cough suppressants act on the center of the brain to control the cough reflex. Dextromethorphan is a common cough suppressant used in providing temporary relief for cough presenting in association with throat irritation.

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My chronic cough is worsening due to climate change. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been dealing with a chronic cough for nearly a year. At first, I attempted to manage it with home remedies, which had worked in the past. However, this time, they did not offer any relief. About 8 months ago, I decided to see a chest specialist. After taking medication for a mont...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq, and thank you for choosing us as your provider for health care. I have gone through all your details and appreciate your concern. It sounds like you have been dealing with a chronic cough for quite some time and have already received medical attention. Here are a few sugge...  Read Full »

My baby has cough and cold symptoms. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, My baby is just 32 days old. He is having some cough and cold symptoms. I visited the local physician and was advised to give him Meftal-P, Cefpodoxime Proxetil suspension IP, and Ambrocof-LS drops. Please suggest if these medicines are safe.  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Kumar Modi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Meftal-P is Mefenamic Acid used as an antipyretic to bring down the fever. While Cefpodoxime is a third-generation Cephalosporin antibiotic for lower respiratory tract infections of bacterial origin. Ambroxol-LS is a cough suppressant preparation used for wet cough....  Read Full »

I have persistent cough which worsens with laughter. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have had a persistent cough for three months, and at times, it worsens, especially after laughter, which is quite bothersome. I have already tried using cough syrup and antibiotics to address the issue. Please help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. If you have been experiencing a persistent cough for three months, it is advisable to consult with a primary care physician or a pulmonologist for a comprehensive evaluation and accurate diagnosis. Chronic coughs c...  Read Full »

I have a persistent cough. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a cough for the past 20 days. I took many cough syrups but the problem persists. Now I am taking Clavam 625, Pan 40 mg and Grilinctus syrup. Phlegm gets stuck in the throat so I have to cough continuously to clear my throat. I get a cough quite easily and it does not go ea...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are two types of coughing. One is a dry cough which usually follows upper respiratory infections and it resolves over time and some medications could improve it and a wet cough which is most probably due to a chest infection. This is more serious than a dry co...  Read Full »

My lactating wife suffers from a dry cough. How to cure it?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is a lactating mother of two months old baby. Since one week she is suffering from bad dry cough. For the past two days she is unable to sleep. For every five to ten minutes she gets cough. We consulted a doctor and had medicine. But, still there is no relief. I attached the medic...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and the prescription (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Most likely your wife might be having throat infection for which she has not received proper treatment. I recommend her to get a test called throat swab culture sensitivity a...  Read Full »

My daughter has shortness of breath. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My 7-year-old daughter has a severe cough and shortness of breath. Her breath rate is 60 breaths per minute. She vomited twice in the morning and afternoon. She had mild cough ten days back and subsided after we treated her with steam inhalation and tulsi leaves. Now it has become seve...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Considering the breathlessness, I would suggest getting the child evaluated physically by a pediatrician and getting complete blood count (CBC) and C-reactive protein tests. The benefits of physical examination outweigh the risks involved in the current scenario. Hen...  Read Full »

I am experiencing a terrible cough along with intense pain on the right side of my abdomen. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have woken up with a terrible cough, and it has made me throw up for the past four nights. It did not do that last night, though. My lower abdomen hurts, and I am having terrible cramps (literally all-day cramps, nonstop), and it is like period cramps, but it is more of a pulling s...  Read Full »

Dr. Murad Haider

Answer: Hello, Thanks for trusting us with your health care. I can understand your concern. Well, the pain you are suffering from seems to be due to the extreme cough you have experienced over the past four nights. Do not be afraid. Follow these suggestions. Kindly consult your specialist doctor, discuss...  Read Full »

Why is Z-pak not working for a sinus infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 41 year old female. I have been sick for almost a month now. I went to my doctor and he gave me Z-pak antibiotic for sinus infection. Normally, Z-pak makes me feel 100% better in a day or two after taking them. Instead of feeling better, I felt worse. I have completed all the Z-pak...  Read Full »

Dr. Salah Saad Hassan Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The symptoms you're presently encountering could potentially stem from various factors. These include the possibility of an additional bacterial infection, which might necessitate antibiotic treatment; performing a mucus culture could help identify the appropriate antibi...  Read Full »

Does my mother cough at night and has weight loss issues due to Lady Windermere syndrome?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 68 years old and coughs when she lies down. She has been suffering from this problem for three to five years. She has not been able to sleep at night. She is taking Olmesar 20 mg and Zyloric 100 mg. Her hemoglobin is 10.5 g per dL. Is she suffering from Lady Windermere syn...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern.   Read Full »

Is my treatment for cough the right one?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having cough for two to three weeks now. It is mostly dry and frequent throughout the day. I am getting two to three coughs at one time and then it continues. Currently, I am taking Piriton-CS, Pantocid and Montek-LC. I had bronchitis problem a few years back wherein I used to get fr...  Read Full »

Dr. Naresh Kumar M.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I had gone through all the details you have posted. The medications you are taking are good, but as you were saying that you continue to have dry cough since three weeks some changes need to be done.Avoid cool drinks or cool water. Do gargles with Listerine or Chlorhex...  Read Full »

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