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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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 No.10 four tablets in the morning, noon, evening and night (in more pain you can repe...  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 »

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 »

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 or Sandu Ephenin. These are good medicines to provide good health and immunity. You shou...  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 »

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 »

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