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A 19-year-old member asked:

what should i use to treat a dry cough and what seems to be a sinus infection and very watery eyes?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Observation: Your symptoms appear viral or allergic. Dry cough is ususally idicative of a viral infections of the respiratory tract or allergy related. Watery eyes is another symptom of viral or allegic process. Otc cough medications may help (dextromethorphan or guaifenacin) along with otc allergy medications, rest, fluids & analgesics such as Ibuprofen or acetamenophen and observation. See pcp if worse.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
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 determine the etiology of your symptoms and render the correct treatment.
Dr. Robin Matsukawa
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
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 may start with any nasal decongestant, but keep in mind the side effects of prolonged use > 6 days straight. See med box. See your doctor if symptoms persist or worsen.

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For throat infections, how many days should I take 250 mg of amoxil (amoxicillin)?

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