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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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. Zubayeralam

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 M. Hanif Md.

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 »

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 be...  Read Full »

Why does my wife keep coughing at midnight?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife keeps coughing at midnight and has breathing problem sometimes. So, doctor suggested an x-ray. I am attaching the report here for your reference. I tried searching information online and got some details, but want to know the exact cause, stage and treatment. So, please guide me. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would be very helpful if you would share how long she has the symptoms of cough. Also, did she have any associated symptoms like fever, body ache? Did they bring up phlegm? Is there any history of weight loss or change in appetite? I assume that your symptom...  Read Full »

I coughed up worm-like mucus. Can it be a sign of worm cast in the right lung?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with flu five days back, it started with a productive cough and then progressed to body aches and fever. Body aches and high fever lasted for about 24 to 36 hours, but I have a constant low-grade fever. I started to feel better after three days, but the coughing was so...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it is just phlegm and nothing else. Do not worry, such kind of a productive cough is common in viral bronchitis. Your treatment is going right. I would just suggest the addition of a bronchodilator syru...  Read Full »

Can antibiotics be given to a 3.5 month old baby for cough?

Query: Hi doctor, My 3.5 month old baby is suffering from slight cold and cough for the past 15 days. The doctor suggested antibiotic syrup 3 ml twice daily. Xpect PD cough syrup 2.5 ml twice daily and Sinarest AF 10 drop twice daily. His weight is 7 kg now. When I am trying to give him cough syrup he is ...  Read Full »


Dr. Lalit Bansal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For infants with cough and cold, antibiotics are fine to give. As per AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) guidelines, Sinarest (combination of Chlorpheniramine maleate, Phenylephrine hydrochloride, Sodium citrate, and Menthol) and cough syrup are not indicated in this...  Read Full »

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