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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.
In the area where I live, the hot and humid tropical climate helps me avoid coughs and colds most of the time. However, if I do happen to come down with a fever or a sore throat, I have a few strategies to ease the symptoms. Firstly, I prioritize rest and isolation, making sure to limit contact with others to prevent spreading any infection. I also make a trip to the local pharmacy to get the appropriate medications that target my specific condition. On occasion, I find comfort in a soothing mixture of hot lemon and honey, which acts as a natural remedy. I make it a point to drink warm fluids to soothe and protect my throat. Additionally, I include nourishing foods like beef, pork, and eggs in my diet, often in the form of comforting porridge, which aids in speeding up my recovery from coughs. Finally, I engage in light exercises to keep my body flexible and prevent stiffness. From my own experience, consistently following these practices typically leads to noticeable improvement within a week.
I have been getting sick since I was a baby, so I take medication frequently. If you get sick like me, you need to keep your feet warm and take vitamins regularly to boost your immune system.
Hardly I get a cold, thank God. But when it happens, I used to drink garlic and lemon tea. It's horrible, I know! But it works, I swear!
I typically get a cough or cold once or twice a year. When it happens, I usually take lozenges to relieve my sore throat and just let my body heal naturally. By the way, I find that daily conversation is much simpler than long monologues. I learnt some new words form this conversation, syrup, lozenges, antibiotics.
Sometimes, I have heavy coughs. I use syrups, lozenges and tablets for cough.
Every year I have cough and recommend syrup for me.
How often do you get a cough or a cold? What do you recommend?
I usually get a cough or a cold in winter two or three times. I recommend taking or having syrup and having hot drinks such as anise for a cough.For a cold, I think the most important thing to do is to take a bed rest, then have a medicine to relieve pains, also have hot drinks, and chicken soup.
At the moment, I am writing this topic, I have the flu and favor including headache and dizziness. I have got the flu and cold a week ago, and still, they have not recovered completely. I went to the pharmacy and bought some medicine, here in our place the chemist usually gives you antibiotic medicine without a prescription as well. I wish I recover soon from them.
I don't often caught except when I swallow the wrong way
I hardly ever get a cough or a cold, and when this happens is owing to that I was in touch which a drizzly, pour down, or cold wind. In other cases, I suffer a cough when I had been exposed to sudden temperature changes. In addition to lozenges, syrup, and other kinds of medicines and treatments I recommend staying warm in winter.