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Can A Dry Cough Cause A Sore Throat
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Possibilities...: Possibilities for this include post-nasal drip where the throat is irritated and a cough ensues. There are nasal sprays your doctor can prescribe that are very effective. Bronchospasm can also have symptoms like you describe and bronchodilator and steroid inhalers can be effective for this. So, see your doctor so the correct diagnosis and treatment can be done. Quit smoking to lower inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sore throat and dry cough at night what can I take? Cough keeps me up can't stop coughing due to my throat
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;. ...Read more
Sore throat/ cough: May be post nasal drip, or from reflux. Consider elevating head of bed, avoid soda, caffeine, alcohol, smoking ( worsens reflux) spicy food which exacerbate reflux, May consider trial of ranitidine/prevecid for reflux and zyrtec for post nasal drip. F/U with doctor/urgent care. ...Read more
Sore throat and throat feels dry at night with a dry cough I've had sore throat over 3 weeks cough only just come tho no mucus really ?
Prolonged cough: If your not a smoker and are not snotty or sick then you may have Mycoplasma or "walking pneumonia". This is treatable with antibiotics and you get well. There is no test for it and X-rays often are negative. A trial of taking a z-pac antibiotic is the only way to know. If it does not work then consider asthma or GERD as a cause. See tote doctor and get his/her recommendations. ...Read more
I have a sore throat and dry cough. It's very uncomfortable. I'm sure this is just a common cold?
Had a sore throat for 2 days then today just have a dry cough. could this be viral pneumonia? I'm healthy & 17
Most likely not: It is not likely that you have a pneumonia . It appears that you have the typical progression of a viral upper respiratory infection. If you develop fevers or shortness of breath and productive cough then these symptoms would suggest possibility of pneumonia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a sore throat (very painful on one side, dry cough, spasms and intermittent fever). I feel OK but not 100%?
Give it time: Sounds like a painful, but typical upper respiratory tract infection which is self limited. Give it a little time to completely normalize and you should do well. ...Read more
I have had a sore throat for the last 4 days. Now i have an annoying dry cough which makes me gag. How can i get rid of it?
I have a dry cough, slight sore throat and lost my voice a little. Are these symptoms of laryngitis? If not what could it be?
Difficulty breathing, dry cough, fever and now a sore throat. What is this? And what medicine should I take or any home remedies that would help?
Acute Bronchitis: Is very common disease caused by cold or upper respiratory infection. Usually improves without complications in a week, but the cough can last for several weeks. If the condition accompanied by wheezing or shortness of breath, fever over 100.5 f , interferes with your sleep, see your pcp for further investigation. ...Read more
I got a bad flu last year and now every time I am exposed to smoke, I get a sore throat, thick glair, dry cough and sometimes fever. What could it be?
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