A 21-year-old female asked:

What medicine will i take? i have cough for 1 week now and my throat is itchy the reason for me to cough frequently.

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Cough itchy: Could be allergic reaction related to pollens as it is summer try benedryl 25 mg at night and zyrtec (cetirizine) in AM Also could be reflux . Would elevate head of bed at night ( pillow between between and box spring) and try ranitidine ( that will help for pollen allergies as well) may need inhaler for cough or may have mild infection and need antibiotics f/u w/ doc
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