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Cough since 17 days
I am having cough since the last 17 days. Initially, I had cold as well, but that seems to have subsided a lot, but the coughing doesn't stop.The mucus is felt in the throat most of the time, but only very rarely it comes out.I had taken steam with vicks balm for around 3 days, and also cough syrup,but much didn't hapn
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You might have had viral upper respiratory tract infection and usually after it resolves many people tend to have persistent irritative dr cough. Though it will resolve spontaneously you can use lozenzes like strepsils, continue steam inhalation two to three times daily. Do salt water gargling and use dry cough syrups whenever necessary
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