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Treatment for cough since past 2 weeks

Patient: Hey i have a very strong cough since two weeks . whats the best treatment ? thank you very much

 

 

Doctor: There are a number of causes for cough. A common reason would be upper respiratory tact infection. The majority of respi ratory tract infections are caused by viruses which do not require antibiotics or treatment from a doctor.  They are best managed with plenty of fluids, plenty of rest and sleep. However, since your symptoms are continuing for a week you may benefit with an antibiotic and an antitussive for which you will need to see your doctor.

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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