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A 20-year-old female asked:

why am i only having dry cough when laying down?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Keith Ramsey
Adolescent Medicine 36 years experience
Depends: It could be asthma. Asthma is a frequent cause of nighttime cough. It could also be reflux of stomach acid toward your neck. Allergies could also be a cause. Ask your doctor about your symptoms to see. There are effective treatments for them.
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 33 years experience
How long: If cough is longer than 2 weeks and no associated fever chills aches. Or pains. Then it could be asthma. Post nasal drop syndrome. Which mean sinus congestion can also give. Cough. I hope you don't smoke? Because bronchitis can be prolonged too.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

What should I take for a dry cough thst on?

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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
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Dry cough: It is always better to determine the cause of a symptom rather than simple treating the symptom itself. Seek a doctors advise and undergo an examination for any cough lasting more than 2 weeks.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Before 2 weeks suck on a hard candy.
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A 30-year-old member asked:

What is good for very dry cough?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Good for dry cough: Treatment of the cause of the cough is your best option. Head elevation can be very useful to alleviate disruptive night time cough. If you have asthma, COPD or allergies, make sure they are well controlled. Cough medications are at best a temporary, last resort.
A 18-year-old member asked:

How do you cure dry cough?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Depends on cause: Treating a dry cough depends on the cause, all the while remembering that cough is a symptom not a disease. Dry cough can occur due to allergies, exposure to dust, fumes and chemicals, asthma, bronchospasm, viral URI and medications such as ace inhibitors. Avoid the irritant, treat the asthma and bronchospasm, switch the offending medicine and use antihistamines for allergy control.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Postnasal drip with dry cough, what to do?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Saline nasal wash: And OTC cough medicine, unless contraindicated, if that doesn't work in a day or so, please see your doctor, goodluck
A 23-year-old female asked:

My dad age 50 has a dry cough that just comes suddenly when sitting or laying down what can he do?

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Dr. Nellmarie Bodenstein
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Dry cough: Is he a smoker? How long has he had the cough. Dry cough of recent origin can be with fever and shortness of breath, Covid. Heartburn can give a cough and then some medications especially anti-hypertensive medication can give someone a chronic cough. Other cause is an post-nasal drip.

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