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Cough Syrup

Cough syrups help to reduce coughing. It thins the mucus and clears the congestion present in the airways. Dextromethorphan is a commonly used cough suppressant to relieve cough. Drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting are some side effects observed after using cough syrups in children.

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I am coughing from the past 14 days, do I need a chest x-ray?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a persistent cough for 14 days. I feel something like phlegm, but I cannot spit it out. I feel shortness of breath also. The doctor has diagnosed bronchitis, but I want to be sure about it. My doctor told me that there is no need for taking an x-ray, do you think the same? ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammad Aamir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, most likely, you have bronchitis. But it would help if you did sputum microscopy. Please answer the following: 1) What is your age? 2) Do you smoke? If yes, how many packs a day and since when are you smoking? 3) Is the cough more at night and wakes you...  Read Full »

My son has had a cough for three days. Please help.

Query: Hi, My one year old son has been coughing for 3 days now. I spoke to his paediatrician. She asked me to give him bromhexine and kofarest. I tried both but it did not work. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. E. Venkata Ramana

Answer: Hi, Thank you for your query. For cough in a one year old child, the given medications by his paediatrician are sufficient. But before giving cough medication, I suggest you to take him for an examination by the doctor to look for any signs of throat infection and to examine his lungs to look for a...  Read Full »

Can I give Ambroxol cough syrup to treat common cold symptoms in my 2-month-old?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is two months old and weighs six kilograms. His nose is blocked slightly and he makes a sound while breathing. He has breathing difficulties and has been breathing faster than normal since last night. The pediatrician prescribed the following treatment and medication. Hydrocodo...  Read Full »


Dr. Simy Mathew

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Your child has a common cold which is mostly caused by viruses. I suggest you to follow a few instructions mentioned below. Do not start the antibiotics (Amoxicillin and Clavulanate) or the cough syrup now. Us...  Read Full »

What cough syrup can I give my five months pregnant wife?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 5 months pregnant. She is treated in one of the reputed hospitals. She has been advised to take Feronia -XT and Cal 360 tablets. Over last three to four days she is having cough in the night time and she is afraid to use any tablets or tonic. Kindly suggest which tablet or ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. At 5 months of pregnancy, there is little or almost nil harm if she takes proper medicine. Though, an examination is always mandatory. Amoxicillin 500 mg, available as Wymox 500 mg should be taken as thrice a day for five days. Syrup Deletus D (Dextromethorphan) could ...  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 »

I have nasal congestion and cough. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 49 year old male. I am suffering from nasal congestion and cough. I am taking only Levocetirizine for this. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your infection will be most probably a viral infection because of the season now. However, we can be sure of that only after a swab is taken and it is cultured to see if there grows any bacteria in it. I give you the following suggestions to take care of the pr...  Read Full »

My two-month-old child has got a cold and cough. Can I give him Sporidex?

Query: Hi doctor, My two-month-old child has got a cold and cough. Maxtra Drop has been administered thrice a day for the last four days. But the cough still persists. Upon consulting our paediatrician, we have been advised to administer Ambrodil S syrup along with Sporidex syrup. Since Sporidex is an anti...  Read Full »


Dr. Shanmugam. A

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sporidex is a very safe antibiotic. Ensure that you use the correct dosage as prescribed by your paediatrician. If you have any further queries, feel free to get back to me with the answers below. Baby weight, activity, feeding, and if there is any fever. Thank you.  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

While coughing, I find it hard to breathe and gag. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been sick for about two weeks. Every time I cough it gets hard to breathe feel¬†like something is stuck in my throat and makes me gag. Do you know what is wrong?  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern. Your symptoms might be because of throat congestion and excessive mucus production. I suggest you do gargles with warm water and a little salt added in it three times daily. You can take some antihista...  Read Full »

Is it fine to use Polybion L and Trifer syrup along with cough medicines?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 1 year and 9 months old. She is suffering from a severe cough. We are using Codex plus and Montair Lc kid for a cough. Can we continue to use Polybion L and Trifer syrup along with cough medicines?  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please temporarily stop Polybion L (Cyanocobalamin, L-lysine, etc.) and Trifer (elemental Iron) when you are giving cough medications. There is no harm that would occur but the child will be overburdened with medicines. Start these supplements after the child is well a...  Read Full »

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