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Experience:  MBBS MS. Post doctoral fellowship in Sports Medicine. General surgeon and sports medicine specialist
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Since having covid three weeks ago, I have a chesty coming

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Hello. Since having covid three weeks ago, I have a nasty chesty coming that I’m unable to get rid of. I love over seas but am currently in the UK visiting my family. I am a British citizen, I have tried to see a local dr but none will accept me as a temporary patient. What can I do?Many thanks
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I haven’t been able to see a dr. As I am not registered with one in this country. I have been taking paracetamol, throat soothers and cough liquid.
JA: How long have you been dealing with the cough? Are you having any other symptoms?
Customer: Since the 30th of May. I get a sore chest when exercising.
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: And am struggling to sleep at night due to the amount of coughing
Submitted: 15 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 15 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 15 days ago.

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You may need a chest x-ray.

You may try these measures for cough;

1) Rest.

2) Plenty of fluids.

3) Deep breathing exercises.

4) Another important home treatment is Menthol steam inhalation - add Menthol salts (available OTC) to a bowl of steaming water and inhale the steam two-three times daily - this will relieve the congestion.

5) Vitamin C tablets will help you. They are taken 500 mg twice a day.

6) Dextromethorphan and guaifenesin combination is one of the best

I hope your symptoms resolve soon.

I would be happy to assist you further if you need more information.
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