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Chemist: Hello, can I help?
Customer: Yes, my wife sent me here. I, erm, need something for a sore throat … and I can't stop coughing. It really hurts.
Chemist: Do you have a headache too?
Customer: Not really, no.
Chemist: Well, we have this syrup. And these lozenges.
Customer: Which is better?
Chemist: They're both good. The syrup is more expensive.
Customer: Oh, well … I'll take the lozenges, then. How many do I take?
Chemist: Just one.
Customer: Sorry, I'm sorry. Er, how often should I take it?
Chemist: Just one every four to six hours. Take it before mealtimes. Are you allergic to any medicine?
Chemist: Then you'll be fine with this.
Customer: Can I get some antibiotics too?
Chemist: I'm afraid you need a prescription for that.
Chemist: You know, you should really see a doctor if that cough continues.
Customer: Thanks. I know.
Chemist: Anything else?
Customer: No, thanks.
Chemist: That'll be £7.49 then, please.
Luckily for me, I don't get coughs or a colds very often, indeed I've rarely get one in the winter where it's colder here than the rest of the year, but when I've got a cough and a cold I try to not take any medicine unless I have a sore throat and headaches, in that case I usually drink a lot of hot mallow tea with a bit of lemon juice and thin slices of ginger, if that doesn't make me feel better in a couple of days I usually call a doctor. For the sore throat only I recommend the Ivy syrup and warm soup made with vegetables like celery, onion and garlic.
Thanks for the lesson.
I very rarely get cough or cold. Maybe I experience it once every four months. When I am sick, I usually rest and take medicine.
I rarely get a cough or a cold. I get a cold once a year. When I get it, it really hurts me and make me a headache or to be dizzy. So I have to see a doctor for treatment. I recommend you to use plasters or tablets that is in a prescription of doctor. I think that is more effective than self-treatment.
How often do you get a cough or a cold? What do you recommend?
To be honest, I have hardly ever got a cough or a cold, just once a year. because my country is in a tropical area, it's lucky for me to not get a cough or something like that. sometimes, I also have got a cough when the season changes. I usually drink lemon juice, orange juice,... to add vitamin C and push resistance training.
No, I have never cough since 2 years. I'm always wear mosk when I go to out. I don't eat ice Cream, cold things since 2 years.