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Upper respiratory tract infection

Hi, i was on a 5 days mc last week with a doctor remarks on the mc that there is upper respiratory tract infection for my dry cough. I have been given dhasedyl (promedyl)+ ventolin syrup for cough and ketotifen tablet. As my medication is running low soon, I have yet to recover from the dry cough. 

Could I check if it'll typically take more than a week to recover and if I should return back to the GP clinic for a second visit and medication. 

Is upper respiratory tract infection viral as I have returned back to workplace recently after my mc ended but I'm still coughing slightly? 

There is only dry cough, I do not have any phlegm/fever/flu/encounter difficulty in breathing.

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Dr. Bryan K
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Hello @upon_a_star , it is not uncommon for a cough to last longer than a week. You should reattend to the GP for a reassessment of the situation since your cough has not fully resolved. Upper respiratory tract infections can be viral or bacterial. Generally, an uncomplicated upper respiratory tract viral infection Is treated symptomatically with a period of rest as well while a bacterial upper respiratory tract infection has antibiotics as an add on. Remember the precautions such as social distancing/ hand washing and wearing a mask during this period ! 
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Many thanks for the advice I will check in again with my gp.
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@Sylf
Where did you get the Ketotifen tablets from? Could you share the info?

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Hi, i got it from my doctor at the Pioneer Medical Centre.
Location: 651 Jurong West Street 61, Singapore 640651
Contact number: 6790 7668