Posted by: Losh | 2007/07/25


Hi, please help me. I had the flu for the past three weeks which I took medication for. This helped with the fever and the normal flu symptons but I now only have a very persistant cough. It feels like I have tried everything to get rid of this cough but nothing happens. For the first two weeks I couldnot sleep b'cos of the cough but for the last week I have been having a goodnight's sleep. The cough is bad towards the later part of the day and the evenings. I am now wondering whether I should be more worried about this persistant cough. I am currently having cough mixture for it. Please help me. Thx

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Dear Losh

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It is not uncommon for your airways to be hypersensitive after the flu has sub-sided. You can use Oxis inhaler to eleviate the symptoms of your cough.

I would however, recommend having a chest x-ray done, to exclude any underlying pathology.

Kind regards

Dr Anrich Burger

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