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M south indian.Hot salt water gargling for sore throat and buying a cough syrup for coughing without consulting doctor, anything wrong in doing that?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: No

No problem with that.
What you want to avoid is taking antibiotics without seeing a doctor. Unfortunately, antibiotics are widely available in india without a prescription, and are often given to patients by pharmacists. Make sure your cough medicine does not contain an antibiotic.

In brief: No

No problem with that.
What you want to avoid is taking antibiotics without seeing a doctor. Unfortunately, antibiotics are widely available in india without a prescription, and are often given to patients by pharmacists. Make sure your cough medicine does not contain an antibiotic.
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