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Dry cough from 15 days

Hello Doctor, I'm a 23 year old Male.. I've had a dry cough for over 15 days now, and I don't know what my next step should be. From the past 5 days, I've tried having a spoon of Benadryl, before going to sleep at night. It helps by controlling the cough for about the first half of the next day, but the cough reappears after about 3pm. I've tried applying eucalyptus oil / Vicks rub on my chest before sleeping, but I did not find any note worthy benefit from it. From the last 2 days, my mother has been giving me a homemade herbs mixture, I'm guessing which contains ginger and honey... and tumeric milk. This seems to be helping me so far. I'm usually quite active, with sports activities and running etc.. Even now, I don't feel any stamina loss because of the cough... but it's just getting me irritated and worried now. I would highly appreciate if you could share your solutions towards my current problem ?! Thanks a lot, in advance
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Dr. Amarpreet Singh Riar Delhi | General Practitioner
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1. Since when do you have this cough ?


2. Is the cough wet or Dry ?


3. Have you ever got tested yourself for Tuberculosis - Tuberculin Test, Chest XRAY .


4. Do you have any history of Asthma or COPD?


5. Do you have any allergy problems?


6. Do you have Constipation ?


7. Do you have Acidity problems ?

Please answer all the above questions and I will send you a complete treatment protocol and you will get rid of your problem immediately.

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DR .V.HARI PRASAD Chittoor | General Physician
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already you have taken home made remedies and basic syrup.already 15 days lapsed.visit pulmonologist (lung specialist).he will do an xray,some other tests which will certainly benefit you.
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Harisha N L Bangalore | General Physician
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Drink plenty of water,eat soft foods like cooked cereal, mashed potatoes, soft fruits, yogurt and soft-cooked eggs...give adequate rest to your body..Avoid spicy foods or acidic foods. Gargle with warm salt water. gargling several times a day can help relieve throat pain....you will require antibiotics to clear up infection..avoid irritating stimuli (eg, cold, dry air; indoor or outdoor air pollutants) that may provoke coughing. An upright or semiupright posture, such as sleeping with the head and shoulders raised, may decrease cough related to pharyngeal secretions...Consult physician.
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