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    some people say cough cannot eat chicken. dunno myth or not.

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    I had this cough sympton a few years ago. It could last for 2-3 months until I tried the below method.

    Try to make a cup of thick MILO and drink every night for 2-3 days. I realise heatyness will make the throat less itchy.


    Not sure the method will work for you but worth a try

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    Quote Originally Posted by megaweb View Post
    I had this cough sympton a few years ago. It could last for 2-3 months until I tried the below method.

    Try to make a cup of thick MILO and drink every night for 2-3 days. I realise heatyness will make the throat less itchy.


    Not sure the method will work for you but worth a try
    I remembered that I had a persistant cough that lasted for 3 months. Cough until can't sleep at night and cough until stomach cramp.

    It was until I see a Chinese Doctor who diagnose that my cough is cold and dry which is rather tricky. What is worse is that my lungs are weak, so it took me 2 months to cure.

    Got to avoid
    - Coconut
    - Cold stuffs
    - Cooling Stuffs
    - Fried Stuffs
    - Chicken

    And over $300 of Chinese medicine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HydroPoP View Post
    I had a cold/flu 2 weeks ago, went see doctor took antibiotics...it eventually recovered but now left with this persistant dry cough...which after seeing the doctor for the 2nd time, just gave cough medication. It doesn't seems to work. Any herbal remedies to recommend?
    Usually, most of time when we have cough, it started off after trying to treat a sore throat. So when you have a sore throat, do not visit the medical shop for cooling tea to treat it. Once you have drunk a glass of that tea, you are bound to cough the next moment. So I would advice that anything consumed towards sore throat is good to suck a strepsil straight away(good to carry a pack) to prevent it than to be cured. Anyway, if you think you are coming down with a sore throat, take a spoonful of peppermint before sleep to moist the throat to prevent it for the next morning. Leftose can be bought from pharmacy for sore throat treatment.

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    See a reputable Chinese physician, a good one should cure your cough within 2 weeks or less. If you don't know any then try ma kwang or eu yan sang.
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    Bloody hell my life..I suffer from cough from yesterday and flu + fever..This month already took 2 MC days, next month 8 annual leave days(from last year) + 0.5 urgent leave day...Worry now my boss would fire me...haiz..sad...got fever now..
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    Quote Originally Posted by furrycake View Post
    you could try Pan Gao Shuo.. 2 old pek brand. recommended to a colleague who's son had cough for 1 mth. seems to recover liao. take care
    Ah, that's the pei pa koa I was referring to in my earlier post, I only remembered the "shuo" as it sounded like sister-in-law in cantonese

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    Quote Originally Posted by standingup View Post
    Bloody hell my life..I suffer from cough from yesterday and flu + fever..This month already took 2 MC days, next month 8 annual leave days(from last year) + 0.5 urgent leave day...Worry now my boss would fire me...haiz..sad...got fever now..
    dont worry, when your fever is over, try getting snake gall powder from chinese medical shop to be approved by HSA. consume it with LUKE WARM water. (box is green & white color with many tubes, height about 2cm)

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    Most interesting...so many different remedies!

    Chronic cough could be due to several factors:

    1. Recurrent infections - different bugs hitting you one after another.
    2. Some less common infection that has not been totally treated - Mycoplasma?
    3. Smokers' cough
    4. Sinusitis with post nasal drip (very common, especially if you have sensitive nose) occurs especially at night when you lie down.
    5. Tuberculosis
    6. Lung problem like growth in the air-tubes, etc
    7. Habitual cough - throat irritation due to traumatising the voice box through repeated talking and shouting (especially common amongst teachers who have to talk alot)
    8. Rarer causes like gastric juice reflux into the throat causing irritation.

    The list goes on unfortunately. The point I am trying to make is that the treatment to relieve the persistent cough is to find out the underlying cause, otherwise, you may be missing the boat, or worse, delay the proper diagnosis and treatment.

    Better go and see your family doctor again lah!

    Wishing you a speedy and complete recovery soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shann View Post
    hmm....u can try 'san she dan'.....it's a powder form herbal medicine...which is
    suppose to be make fm snake bile or something....it taste perfectly alright....
    i remember eating this when i was young , lolz .. feel so nostalgic

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    Thanks for all the suggestions I guess I'll try a Ma guang chinese doctor tomorrow.... I think it will cost a bomb....go western doctor is company pay one

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    Quote Originally Posted by HydroPoP View Post
    Thanks for all the suggestions I guess I'll try a Ma guang chinese doctor tomorrow.... I think it will cost a bomb....go western doctor is company pay one
    Just a word of caution though.. i have heard that not all outlets of from ma guang/eu yang sang are good. So if the doc don't make much sense.. beware.. You should feel that there is improvement at least after 3 days of taking medicine. As eng keow listed the different types of cough, I find that western Doc usually don't differentiate what kind of cough, perhaps unless you see a specialist.
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    May can try this method also, anyway no harm and no cost to try
    http://www.pyroenergen.com/articles/drinkwater.htm

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    Eng Keow's list is pretty complete.

    Not to forget Asthma and GERD (Gastro-Esophageal-Reflux-Disease) which can cause a persistent cough.

    If all the potentially problematic causes have been excluded (please visit your friendly family physician for that), most of the time, it's just a post-viral hypersensitivity cough. It's usually seen after a flu and is due to a sensitive respiratory tract. The Chinese Sinseh will tell you it's a "Hundred Day Cough".

    If that's the case, try an inhaled steroid or something like Singulair if you dislike steroids. Be warned, both products are expensive, but they work like a charm. You get what you pay for....



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    Juz drinks lots of plain water, preferably lukewarm or cooled ones. Try to avoid cold plain water at all cost. Water supply from water coolers are to be avoided, if not, boiled it n cooled it down for drinking later. Especially for those who are working in air-conditioned place, water is a must. Try a volume of 2L a day. 1L in the morning n 1L in the afternn before going back home.

    I think i saw someone mention abt milo... Chocolate oso can sometimes, but depending on your nature of the cough again. But WATER is still the best detox that you can get anywhr n cheaply too~~~
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    Dr (Eng Keow) gave a good list of trigger factors.

    To TS:
    Best advise is rest plenty, drink more water, good balanced diet with plenty of greens and get some good morning sun by walking in an empty park. Cirtus is known to be bad for most cough. If possible, try to stay away from the pollutants and airborn virus/bacteria in the environment (ie crowded places).

    Avoid steroid based medication unless for very severe cases of coughing (eg. wheezing).

    If there is bacteria infection on air passage, best take a course of antibiotics before bacteria gets deep seated. IMHO, taking an express course of Chinese herbs to fight bacteria or viral flu wont really help as it takes a while to regain balance for the 5 elements in our body. The loss time will only allow the bacteria multiply further in our body.

    I am no doctor, but had been a sufferer of asthma and prolonged coughing for decades. I wont take steroids unless i am in the hospital for chronic asthma attack. I have found my own cure by changing my lifestyle to strengthen the imune system within.

    See a doctor is best cure.

    Take care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by contaxable
    I have found my own cure by changing my lifestyle to strengthen the imune system within.
    What are your lifestyle changes?
    Care to share with us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by furrycake View Post
    i coughed for 6 mths before, kena bronchitis.. went to few docs, tried all sorts of chinese med also. end up fedup went to see specialist where i got jabs, and even inhaled lungs' tonic. good thing i didnt die lah..

    you could try Pan Gao Shuo.. 2 old pek brand. recommended to a colleague who's son had cough for 1 mth. seems to recover liao. take care
    I had a cough for more than 6 months and finally the doctor had to refer me to a specialist at AH and after extensive tests they found out that I contacted Legionaire Disease (rare pneumonia).

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    Quote Originally Posted by redstorm View Post
    I had a cough for more than 6 months and finally the doctor had to refer me to a specialist at AH and after extensive tests they found out that I contacted Legionaire Disease (rare pneumonia).
    Legionnaire's disease? Were you overseas before that cough started?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bernardy4416 View Post
    Legionnaire's disease? Were you overseas before that cough started?

    No, I didn't go overseas before I caught it. The funny thing is that, instead of AH, the Ministry of Environment called me to inform me that I had Legionnaire Disease. Actually, they wanted to find out further information from me to determine which shopping centre I used to frequent. I understood they were worried of an outbreak of this disease. The Legionella bacteria that caused this disease are usually found in air-con cooling towers used in shopping centres and commercial buildings. Legionnaire Disease, though curable, is deadly and can be fatal to old folks.

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