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Persistent Cough

Persistent or chronic cough is when you cough longer than eight weeks or if your child coughs for more than four weeks. The common causes include asthma, bronchitis, GERD, postnasal drip, etc.

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My son develops cold and cough frequently. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a mother of a 3 year old. My son is suffering from cold and cough. He gets vomiting whenever he coughs continuously. Also, he gets cold and coughs very often in the last one year. Until 15 months of age, he did not get even a single episode of cold or a cough. I am so worried about h...  Read Full »


Dr. Arul Amuthan L

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.A constant cough leads to vomiting, and that will expel the sputum. It is the body's natural mechanism. Nothing to worry.Please check whether the bed or the floor (where he lives) is dusty. Maintain the environment clean. Wash the bed sheets frequently and dry in the sunlig...  Read Full »

I have been dealing with a persistent dry cough. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been dealing with a persistent dry cough lately. I have been incorporating peppermint into my routine, but I am curious about its impact on nutrition and overall health. Can you provide insights into the nutritional aspects of peppermint and whether it can be considered a beneficia...  Read Full »


Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Peppermint is generally safe and can offer potential relief for a dry cough due to its soothing properties. However, it is essential to consider a few aspects: 1. Nutritional Aspects: Peppermint does not provide significant macronutrients bu...  Read Full »

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