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my wife has a viral infection and was prescribed anti biotics,

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my wife has a viral infection and was prescribed anti biotics, which she has taken for five days. She now has a very bad cough anf it keeps her awake all night. She has tried various linctus but cannot get it stopped. His there anything you can prescribe. She has had a call out doctor on Monday but all he said was paracetamol can be taken with anti biotics.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You mentioned that she took pholcodeine linctus. How much did she take? I mean at what dose?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Does she have any other medical problems?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Is she currently on any medications for anything?

Customer:

every four hours not on any other medicens

Dr. Shahzad MD :

So that has not helped any?

Customer:

none at all she is still coughing now

Dr. Shahzad MD :

ok

Dr. Shahzad MD :

She does most likely require stronger cough medication.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Try using medications that contain dextromethorphan

Dr. Shahzad MD :

which is also OTC

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Along with that benadryl tablets may also help.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Diphenhydramine/Ammonium chloride/Menthol....... try this combination which is OTC

Dr. Shahzad MD :

This will most likely help.

Customer:

can I get these from a chemist without prescription

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes you can get Diphenhydramine/Ammonium chloride/Menthol over the counter.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Try using this.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Honey also helps at times.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Are you with me?

Customer:

yes I will try and get these from a chemist and thank you

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You are most welcome
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Customer:

I will do that and thank you

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I have been to the chemist and I got her medicine. hopefully this will work.thank you once again