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How to manage symptoms associated with a severe cough?


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Answered by

Dr. Murad Haider

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At August 25, 2023
Reviewed AtMay 15, 2024

Patient's 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 sensation with it. I experienced a sharp pain on the lower right side for about a minute, and this occurrence has repeated a few times. I ate food, and it is like the top of my stomach hurts along with the bottom (the bottom pain has not changed any), and my lower back is hurting really badly along with my shoulders. I am experiencing some pain on the upper right side, but it is localized entirely on the right side.

Kindly help.

Answered by Dr. Murad Haider


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 with them, and take the medicines with their consent.

  1. Try to have cough syrup or some antihistamines.
  2. Take antibiotics for at least a week.
  3. Gargle with warm salt water.
  4. Take painkillers for bodily pain.
  5. Take a capsule of vitamin B complex daily.
  6. Try to consume ginger tea or hot soups as much as you can.
  7. If you have a fever, take antipyretics like Paracetamol.

If the symptoms persist, you should visit your doctor for further investigations and diagnosis. Hope I have clarified your query.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Murad Haider
Dr. Murad Haider

Family Physician

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