Q. I cough really hard and phlegm is thick. What is the curative measure?

Answered by
Dr. Sandeep Shrestha
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 27, 2020

Hi doctor.

I got sick two weeks ago. I had temperature, cough, running nose. After a week, I got neuralgia. I had a sharp pain near the heart and tested for corona. It was negative. After 3 days, my throat started to hurt. I also had belly pain, loss of appetite, weakness, and nausea. Now I am getting better with weakness.

I just want to ask, what to do if my throat really hurts badly when swallowing, just on one side of inner mouth. Pain also is spreaded to ear and my upper neck where is lymphnodes. It started one week ago and its worsening . I also had really bad mouth taste, especially when eating or drinking, but now its getting better. I was using probiotics because my belly hurt and i had loss of appetite. Now i bought special liquid for gargling and lozenges for throat inflammarion but it doesnt help. I cough really hard, my saliva and phlegm really thick. Im just really worried and just asking for help and how to treat it. Thank you.


Hello, Welcome to icliniq,

As per your concerns it can be peritonsillitis as there is inflammation over the anterior and posterior pillar. And also your are having cough and sputum production it can be associated with respiratory tract infection.


1)Tab Amoxiclav 625 mg 3 times a day for 7 days

2) Tab Levocetirizine 5mg od at night for 7 days

3) Gargle with Povidine iodine 1% 10ml mixed with 10ml warm water 3-5 times a day for 7 days

4) Tab Paracetamol 500mg Ibuprofen 400mg 3 times a day for 2 days then whenever you feel severe pain Steam inhalation 2 times a day

Visit to nearby Ent clinic if symptoms persist or increase

Hope this will help you Thank u

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