A 43-year-old female asked:
sore throat and dry cough at night what can i take? cough keeps me up can't stop coughing due to my throat
1 doctor answer
Dr. Noel Alonso answered
22 years experience Pediatrics
Cough...: It sounds as if you may be describing a post-nasal drip, which causes the itchy, scratchy throat and dry cough by stimulating cough receptors at the back of the throat. If an older child (> 12 years old) or adult, may try an otc decongestant and cough suppressant, usually with dextromethorphan. Throat lozenges, humidifiers, topical Vicks and offering warm liquids will also help;.
Answered on Nov 13, 2019
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