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how to treat a dry cough in adults

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Determine the cause.: Determine the cause. How long have you had it, is it associated with fever, are you a smoker? All of these things determine possible treatment options ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gabriela Cora
32 years experience Psychiatry
Check allergies : Check allergies to mold, dust, and pets. If you smoke, stop smoking. If are wheezing, you're losing weight or feeling sick consult a physician.
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Observation: Your symptoms appear viral or allergic. Dry cough is ususally idicative of a viral infections of the respiratory tract or allergy related. Watery ey ... Read More
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Allergy?: Your symptoms can be due to sinus infection but seasonal allergies can also have these symptoms. An evaluation by your doctor would be needed to deter ... Read More
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Allergy Medications: Your symptoms appear to be related to an allergy. I would recommend starting with claritin, zyrtec or allegra. If you have a sinus infection, you ma ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malinda Linn
14 years experience Family Medicine
No: Guaifenasin is used to help thin the mucous that might be causing a cough and is considered an expectorant, making it easier to clear the mucous. It d ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Cough: Need to know the cause. Is it reflux, medications, post-nasal drainage, asthma, etc. Best to see someone and get an evaluation before trying to treat ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Follow action plan: Everyone with asthma should have been given a written asthma action plan. This is a step by step guide to follow when asthma symptoms occur. The pla ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 years experience Pulmonology
Chest X-ray: Best to get a chest x-ray to make sure all is ok in your chest. A bronchial infection, asthma flare up, pneumonia and acid reflux could all be possib ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Walsh
17 years experience Addiction Medicine
Many possibilities: Asthma, reflux, undiagnosed allergies with post nasal drip cover about 90% of undiagnosed cough. See your doc to work through these possibilities; if ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes...: Possible etiologies of dry, non-productive cough, include bronchospasm from any cause, post-nasal drip, gerd or a combination of factors. Since all of ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
31 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, but ...: Guaifenesin is used to relieve chest congestion . Guaifenesin may help control symptoms but does not treat the cause of symptoms or speed recovery. Gu ... Read More

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