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I have an URTI which I have a bad cough that irritates me a

Customer Question

I have an URTI which I have a bad cough that irritates me a lot, and makes me breathless time been told thatibiotics won’t be given as it is a viral, so wonder what would actually help me a bit ,thank you
JA: How long have you been dealing with the cough? Are you having any other symptoms?
Customer: 3 weeks ago I had gastroenteritis and the cough came on about a week later.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: i have AF and asthma
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 7 months ago.

This is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 7 months ago.

I have a cold and bad cough now as well

you should use robitussin cough medications

and drink a lot of hot beverages, hot tea with lemon and honey

chicken soup, chicken broth

you should take EmergenC to help boost your immune system

and elderberry syrup as well which you can purchase at the drug store.