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what medicine to take for a dry cough

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None work great: There is no great medicine for this. Over the counter preparations may help but are mostly snake oil. Honey and lemon tastes good and is benign and ... Read More
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Better c ur doctor : Dry cough can be a symptom for several disorders, and if OTC medications aren't helping , better see your doctor, good luck

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends on the cause: There are many potential causes for a cough but the more common ones include post-nasal drips, post-viral infection etc. The list goes on. Need to see ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Hagler
81 years experience Geriatrics
Mucinex (guaifenesin): Mucinex-dm.
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Dr. Rashid Khan
33 years experience Internal Medicine
Consult a physician.: Dry cough can be due to multiple reasons like allergies, acid reflux and side effect of certain medication such as ace inhibitors and should be treate ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
Your rescue inhaler: Albuterol, the classic medication in the rescue inhaler, is a fairly effective anti-tussive; that is, it helps suppress cough.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Varady
Specializes in Family Medicine
Vaporizer might help: A vaporizer might help. You could try a sinus rinse or a netti pot for some symptomatic relief.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Tolstrup
30 years experience Family Medicine
ACE cough: Your annoying dry cough happens in about 20% of people that take an Ace inhibitor. Lisinopril has a half life of about 12hrs and it takes roughly 5 h ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
URI: You did not say much as a basis for diagnosis other than a dry cough. I suggest you see your doctor. In the meantime you can try to treat the most com ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Dry cough: If you wish to suppress a dry hacking cough, the usual remedy is a cough suppressant syrup like robitussinDM. However I feel that all medications,incl ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
You haven't told: us what your cardiac problem is. Consider resubmitting with more information.
A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
37 years experience Dentistry
Herbal teas...: For medicine consult with your PCP. Try NSAIDs for pain and herbal teas with lemon, cinnamon, honey.
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