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If you have any irritant in your throat like dust, smoke, or fluid, a cough is the body's reflex action to clear the throat. A cough is the most frequent symptom of an infection in the upper and lower respiratory tract like bronchitis, asthma, COPD, common cold, flu, and emphysema. A cough can be dry (non-productive) or accompanied with sputum (productive).

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Please suggest ayurvedic medicine for persistent cough.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 39 year woman. I read about ayurveda on the internet and would like to use it as a means to find a lasting cure for my health problems. I have been coughing for over 2 years now and cough up blood and also have pain on the right upper side of my back. I also experience dizzines...  Read Full »

Dr. Revathi. T. S.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Good to hear about ayurveda from you. But we cannot neglect chronic cough with blood. So, it is my humble request for you to visit a local physician immediately and get back to me with the reports like x-ray, blood test, etc.  Read Full »

I have persistent cough and itching in my throat for the past three days. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have had a persistent, severe cough for the past three to four days and, also feels like itching in my throat. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query, I suggest to take two tablets of Tinospora Gulancha (Terpenoid, Alkaloid, Lignans, Steroids) two times a day with lukewarm water after food for one week. Also, take two teaspoons of the syrup containing liquorice root, holy basil, and honey wi...  Read Full »

I have been having an impulsive cough with green phlegm, which makes me gag and vomit. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24-year-old female who is 5 feet 3.5 inches. And I need help diagnosing my problem. I have been sick for one whole week, and I have taken cough medicine and a little bit of natural bronchial mucus expulsion medicine, which has not worked on me. I am currently having issues with an ...  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. According to your symptoms, you have caught a respiratory tract infection, and more than a week has passed. Therefore a clinical examination is necessary to rule out any infection. The physician will hear your respiratory sounds with the help o...  Read Full »

Can I take Levocetirizine daily?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from an allergy. I used to have a runny nose, cough, difficulty in breathing when allergy increases, and also occasional watery itchy eyes. I am not able to eat curd or citrus fruits and I cannot live in cold weather. Usually, the allergy will start with sneezing, a runny n...  Read Full »

Dr. Neeru Bharadwaj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It seems that you have seasonal allergies may be due to dust, pollens, pets, etc. So, the best solution is to first find out the cause of allergy and to take preventive measures. Cetirizine can be taken but only for short durations. Gradually stop Cetirizine. You can ...  Read Full »

My urine output has increased, and my urine has a bad odor. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 58-year-old married female. I have been experiencing a bad odor from my urine for the past three months, and now I smell it from my breath occasionally. My urine output has increased during the day, sometimes it only trickles out. I have not experienced any pain as of yet. Sometime...  Read Full »

Dr. Pritam Mohapatra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I appreciate your seeking help. Well, what is your daily diet pattern like? The bad odor of urine and also that of breath may be owing to certain food that you have been consuming on a day-to-day basis. It may also be due to the use of turmeric...  Read Full »

I am suffering from tonsillitis, fever and cough. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40-year-old male. I have been suffering from tonsillitis and fever for the last five days. I took antibiotics to treat my painful tonsillitis and fever and the antibiotic showed a very bad reaction. I developed skin rashes on my chest and around my nose. Whenever I have anythi...  Read Full »

Dr. Sheetal Nanji Dama

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes sure, you will be ok definitely. Take these medications, Sulfur 1m five pills one dose only. Belladonna 30 five pills in the morning, noon, evening, and night. Biocombination number 10 four tablets in the morning, noon, evening and night (in more pain you can ...  Read Full »

I am 22-year- old with a cough, cold, and ear pain. What is the best possible treatment?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 22 years old, my height is 172 cm and weight 72 kg. I am suffering from a cough and cold for the last few days. I took some medicine, which relieved my cough but not cold, and now I have ear pain also. Kindly suggest what can be done. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello,Welcome to read your query and understand your concern. Ear, nose, and throat are all connected through a common tube, so whenever you get an infection of one and do not get proper treatment, there is a possibility of spreading the infection to another part. As you have been suff...  Read Full »

My children have been suffering from cough, wheezing, and sneezing for the past ten months, despite taking medications. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,My 8-year-old child is suffering from cough variant asthma, and another one who is four years old is having sinus sneezing and wheezing problem. I am already giving my elder son Vyaghryadi Kashayam and Dasamoolam Kashayam, some powder medicine. In addition, I am giving kanakasavam, vasa...  Read Full »

Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I can understand your concern. It seems like an allergic issue. There is a need to improve their immunity. You can also give them Charak Extraimmune syrup (Haldi (Curcuma longa), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum)) or Sa...  Read Full »

My five-year-old son has severe cough and wheezing during winter. Can this be cured?

Query: Hello doctor, My five-year-old son weighs 31 kilograms and has wheezing and severe cough during winter. He is on inhalers and was given a course for high eosinophilia. Can this be cured? Kindly suggest.   Read Full »

Dr. Uparwat Shubhangi Madhukar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Most children are sensitive to cold weather but do not worry as there is a cure in homeopathy. I suggest you follow the following instructions: 1. Give Antimonium Tart 30 twice daily on alternate days for 15 days. 2. Give hot fomentation on his chest. 3. Avoid...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest ayurvedic medicine for cough.

Query: Hello doctor, Since four days, I am having severe cough. What should I do? Please guide.  Read Full »

Dr. Raman Kaushik

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you have cough with white or greenish sputum, then you can take syrup Koflet (Liquorice Root, Holy Basil, Honey) (from Himalaya pharma) 2 tsp thrice a day with lukewarm water. If there is only dry cough or allergic cough, then you can take syrup Jufex Forte (Amla, ...  Read Full »

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