Lower Respiratory Tract Infection

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Does Montek LC treat a dry cough?

Query: Hello doctor,My daughter is 3 years old. She is having a dry cough since four days. My doctor prescribed Asthalin and Levolin along with Montek LC. Will these help in settling the cough?  Read Full »


Dr. Baratu Bhaisara

Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. May I suggest: It Seems your doctor is treating her for an allergic lower respiratory tract infection. He is right. It should help in settling the cough. Take extra precaution for dust and stressors. If she does not respond within two days then she will need to be...  Read Full »

What could be the reason when an elderly person throws up with cold and chill?

Query: Hello doctor, My grandfather is 92 years old. He had been throwing up with cold chills, hot flashes, coughing up lots of phlegm, sore throat, back, and stomach pain. But there is no fever. What should we do? What could it be?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After going through your query I must admit that the first possibility is of pneumonia or lower respiratory tract infection. As he is having all signs of pneumonia other than fever. It should be ruled out with a chest x-ray and complete blood count. With the advanc...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest treatment for persistent dry cough.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a dry cough for more than one week. I tried all the medicines, but still, I have heavy cough. Is there any other way to reduce it?  Read Full »


Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dry cough can be associated with a lot of causes such as LRTI (lower respiratory tract infection), asthma, allergy, etc. If you have associated fever, then I suggest you taking antibiotics Augmentin (Amoxycillin and Clavulanic acid) 650 mg twice daily for five days,...  Read Full »

I have chest pain while breathing. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, Every time when I breathe, my left side hurts. It also hurts when I take a deep breath too. I do not smoke. What could be the problem?  Read Full »


Dr. Yashas Saipangallu

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know the following details before proceeding into diagnosis and management of your illness. What is your age? Do you have cough/ cold/ breathlessness? Where is the exact location of pain? Does it radiate to your left shoulder? When did this symptom start?...  Read Full »

I have cough with green sputum and stomach pain with loose stools. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have two complaints for the past five days. One is deep hacking cough with greenish sputum and the other is stomach pain with loose stools. No nausea or vomiting. Please advise. Another doctor prescribed Omeprazole and Ranitidine but I have seen no improvement in my condition. Also,...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. By your history and description, the possibility of lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) is more likely. A cough with greenish expectoration is commonly seen with pseudomonas infection. And this can also cause gastritis and diarrhea. ...  Read Full »

I am having cough with heavy chest and raised platelets. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 30-year-old female (weight 65 kg, height 5’4"). I was having a cough with heavy chest (possibly due to sputum as I threw up with sputum a couple of times also). I was prescribed Co-amoxiclav 375 mg TID but as it did not help in three days, the doctor switched to Zinacef for seven ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prabhu Prasad N.c

Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Looking at your complaints and reports, you might be suffering from lower respiratory tract infection (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Kindly do the following tests and do get me back with chest X-ray PA view sputum for AFB, gram stain and culture. T...  Read Full »

Are children with VSD more prone to infections?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a 6 week old child with a VSD. He has had nasal congestion for over a week and developed wet cough 3-4 days ago. Since then, it has alternated between being wet and dry. His nasal mucus has continued to be present. He grunts or yells sometimes when he coughs and coughs 3 or 4 times...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Patel

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concerns. Children who have ventricular septal defect (VSD) are more prone to infections. If the size of VSD is large, then a small infection like cough for few days can also result in lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI). Since your child gr...  Read Full »

I have been having episodes of dry cough since 45 days. What might help?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 29 year old male. Since the last 45 days, I have been suffering from episodes of dry cough. 10 days back, I had a 102-degree fever for three days for which the doctor prescribed Paracetamol and a five-day course of antibiotics. The fever improved, but not the cough. I went ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. You possibly have had a viral infection of the respiratory tract and cough can persist for three weeks after the fever subsides. The white patches usually occur in smokers and are due to persistent inflammation of the throat due to smoking. ...  Read Full »

I am suffering from on and off wheezing. How to get cured?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 31 years old. My height is 5'5" and weight 68 kg. I am suffering from wheezing and finding difficulty with physical activities such as walking as well. I just moved to a new place recently. This onset of wheezing is sudden and I did not observe any trigger. But, dust, pollution and v...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. You seem to be suffering from acute bronchitis or a lower respiratory tract infection. So, I would advise in such scenario to get a hemogram with ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) and chest x-ray done. If the chest x-ray and the blood investig...  Read Full »

My 3 year old son has fever and cough for more than a week. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My 3 year old son has a very bad cough with fever of 102 degrees Fahrenheit and above. Since one week, the doctor here has given medication Levolin, Ibugesic and Cetzine along with antibiotics. But, there is no improvement. He still has a fever and a bad cough. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since it has been a week now, evaluation would be required for this child. The treatment going on is completely perfect. However, I would like to make some changes and additions. The fever medicine should be given round the clock for up to three days at least. Nebuliza...  Read Full »

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