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A 32-year-old female asked:

i've taken zyrtec, flonase, and benadryl (diphenhydramine) but can't sleep for coughing. these are all things my doctor told me to take. can i take delsym too?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Yes: Fever? Coughing blood? Cough mainly when you lie down? Smoke? Exposed to a cat? Take ACE such as lisinopril? You probably need an inhaler. You probably best see a respiratory specialist.

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