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Persistent Cough

Persistent or chronic cough is when you cough longer than eight weeks or if your child coughs for more than four weeks. The common causes include asthma, bronchitis, GERD, postnasal drip, etc.

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My 12-year-old daughter is suffering from dry cough for ten days. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 12 years old. She has a dry cough since 10 days. The doctor says that it is rhinitis. Her URT is congested and getting continuous dry coughing. The prescription given is tablet Telekast, spray Nasonex, syrup Chericof and also tab Dompan SR. But, the medicines are not workin...  Read Full »


Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. With the symptoms you have stated, itlooks like your child has an allergic disorder. 2. You can continue the same medications as prescribed by your doctor. Sometimes, cough lingers for a longer time than usually expected. 3. Avoid polluted environment, cigarette smok...  Read Full »

Why does my chest hurt when I cough?

Query: Hello doctor, Why does my chest hurt when I cough? I have been having a lingering cough for a while now. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. Chest pain when coughing can be caused by various factors, including: 1. Muscle strain: Coughing forcefully can strain the chest muscles, leading to discomfort or pain. 2. Infections: Persistent cough can be due to respiratory infections...  Read Full »

My daughter has a continuous cough. How to treat it?

Query: Hi doctor, My 11.5-year-old daughter is coughing continuously. I gave her Meftal-P 5 ml, one tablet of Levocet M Kid, and Ascoril LS 5 ml after consulting a doctor, but it has not subsidized. Kindly suggest a solution for this.  Read Full »


Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. The cough usually takes time to get reduced, sometimes even up to two weeks. I suggest you to try giving fresh honey one spoon three times a day along with the medications prescribed by your doctor. If not improving, kindly consult a pediatric...  Read Full »

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