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what to take for a dry hacking cough

A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Met: An inbox consultation is available to review your case. From your description, aspiration and bronchospasm are possible causes of your cough.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
44 years experience Pulmonology
Find a cause: Try to find whether you have any infection, asthma ., post nasal drip or reflux. Then try to treat accordingly, any cough suppressant will help a litt ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Diagnose first...: Before a persistent cough can be treated, you first need to know the etiology of the cough. If it is non-productive, possibilities include bronchospas ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Miner
32 years experience Family Medicine
Buckwheat honey: Yes, believe it or not, a study suggests buckwheat honey works as well, or better than otc cough medicines. But if your illness worsens, or cough last ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reed Day
Dr. Reed Day answered
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Cough: It sure can as I am on it as well and have a dry cough! i am getting off it to another med as this is the only way to control it. Can be very bothers ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on the cause: A person with a persistent dry cough can be evaluated by a doctor to see if antibiotics, asthma meds, or allergy meds are needed. Possible causes inc ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
23 years experience Family Medicine
ACE cough: Capoten (captopril) is one of a class of blood pressure medicines called ace inhibitors, which can sometimes cause a dry, persistent cough as a side e ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Cough suppressants: Stick to th old fashion tea and honey, steaming, saline nose drops and vaporub on the chest will give you the relief you seek.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Diagnose first...: Before treating a cough, the cause of the cough needs to be diagnosed. Possibilities include bronchospasm from any cause, GERD, post-nasal drip or eve ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
Should get workup: Persistent unrelanting cough should always be assessed by a physician and treated. The back pain may be related to the constant coughing. Stay away ... Read More
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