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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How to treat the nose and throat infection after I swallowed the salt water from the swimming pool?

Query: Hello doctor, Yesterday, I was swimming in a pool that had salt water in it. I went underwater and accidentally swallowed the salt water. It burned my nose and my throat. I woke up today dizzy and my throat kills and my nose still does. I keep coughing up mucus. I also keep sneezing. What should I d...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Srivastava

Answer: Hello,Welcome in icliniq.com.I understand your concern. You are likely to have an acute upper respiratory tract infection, and associated labyrinthitis as you have vertigo. Now, you are advised to take: Tablet Paracetamol. Tablet Betahistine 16 mg thrice daily. Steam inhalation. Antihist...  Read Full »

Is there any problem in giving multivitamin tablets along with cough syrup to my three-year-old son?

Query: Hi doctor, My 3 year old son is suffering from cold and cough. His doctor prescribed Rapitus plus along with Levolin inhaler for three days, Foracort inhaler two puffs daily (once in the morning and once at night) for three months. I am giving him Zincovit, Immuno Bliss and Septilin regularly. Can...  Read Full »


Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you can use Septilin and Immuno Bliss along with Rapitus plus syrup (combination of Levodropropizine and Chlorpheniramine maleate). These medicines boost the fighting capacity against allergies and infections. For further information consult a paediatrician online --...  Read Full »

My one year old son has been coughing for 3 days. Bromhexine and kofarest did not work. 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 »

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 »

What is the cause for having a cough with phlegm for a long period?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had my cough with phlegm for almost a month now. I have had two swab tests already, and both got negative for COVID results. What can I do to be relieved of my cough? I am taking Ascof Lagundi, and in the past, I used to take Solmux. Kindly help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from a cough with phlegm for almost a month. Your RT-PCR (reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction) for COVID-19 tests were negative. Cough with phlegm for a month may resu...  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 »

Why do I have traces of blood in phlegm?

Query: Hi doctor, Before 15 days, I was driving my motorcycle when I got caught up in the rain. I get a bit soaked before I got home, and I stayed in my air-conditioned room for hours without taking off or changing clothes and getting dried. Later that night, I felt like I had tonsillitis, as my throat fe...  Read Full »


Dr. Dwipannita Kalita

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From what you have mentioned in your query, I guess your primary concern is regarding the phlegm, which you are not able to expectorate and also noticing some blood in it. The blood in your sputum is most probably due to the forceful cough reflex. You have already compl...  Read Full »

Are my symptoms due to some heart problem?

Query: Hi doctor,I am having a cough for more than a week. It is like a chesty cough, but little dry cough and I have some problem in my throat. My age is 42 and weight is 95.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I appreciate the genuine concerns regarding your health. I have carefully worked through your case and I can realize your health worries.  Read Full »

Please suggest medications for chronic dry cough.

Query: Hi doctor, I need help for my daughter, who has been coughing (dry cough) for almost two weeks. No other symptoms were noted. She is eating well, and no other family member is sick. She is 28 years old and does not have any other medical condition. We have been giving her Vitamin C and zinc (1000 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw your complaints, and I am concern about it. If she has dry cough alone and there are no other symptoms like breathing problems, I would recommend you take cough syrup and drink lukewarm water for the next few days. You can take Corex syrup (it contains Code...  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 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 Chlorhe...  Read Full »

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