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Can lisiniprel cause a dry hacking cough? If so, what will help the cough?

Can lisiniprel cause a dry hacking cough?  If so, what will help the cough?

Cough: It sure can as I am on it as well and have a dry cough! i am getting off it to another med as this is the only way to control it. Can be very bothersome. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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


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Why does the medication capoten (captopril) cause a dry, hacking cough?

Why does the medication capoten (captopril) cause a dry, hacking cough?

ACE cough: Capoten (captopril) is one of a class of blood pressure medicines called ace inhibitors, which can sometimes cause a dry, persistent cough as a side effect. If you are having trouble with this, talk to your doctor about changing to a different medication. ...Read more

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What to use for a dry hacking cough?

What to use for a dry hacking cough?

Find a cause: Try to find whether you have any infection, asthma ., post nasal drip or reflux. Then try to treat accordingly, any cough suppressant will help a little while you are being worked up. ...Read more

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What's a good remedy for a dry hacking cough?

What's a good remedy for a dry hacking cough?

Depends on the cause: A person with a persistent dry cough can be evaluated by a doctor to see if antibiotics, asthma meds, or allergy meds are needed. Possible causes include viral or bacterial infection, the flu, mild "whooping cough", regular pneumonia, "walking pneumonia", allergic problems, asthma, etc... People with very mild, non-persistent symptoms sometimes find the otc allergy and cough meds helpful. ...Read more

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I have a hacking cough and pain between my shoulder blades?

I have a hacking cough and pain between my shoulder blades?

Likely musculoskelet: Your pain is likely musculoskeletal related to your coughing. Possibilities include muscle strain or pulled muscle, cartilage inflammation or even bone bruise. See your doctor so it can be diagnosed and treated. It will likely slowly resolve once the cough ends so see your doctor regarding the cough as well. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to drink rock and rye for a hacking cough?

How to drink rock and rye for a hacking cough?

Carefully: Rock and Rye is just rye whisky with rock sugar. I can not recommend alcohol for treating your cold. However as with all alcoholic beverages use common sense and caution. ...Read more

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What's a good way to cure dry hacking cough?

What's a good way to cure dry hacking cough?

Tips: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. See a physician if your cough is not resolving, difficulty breathing or temp > 104. ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat a dry hacking cough?

What are some ways to treat a dry hacking cough?

Diagnose first...: Before a persistent cough can be treated, you first need to know the etiology of the cough. If it is non-productive, possibilities include bronchospasm of any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination. All of these have different treatments. If the persistent cough is productive of sputum, you may have chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, again a different treatment. See doctor for diagnosis. ...Read more

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I've had a pretty bad dry persistent hacking cough?

I've had a pretty bad dry persistent hacking cough?

Possibilities...: First, the duration of the cough is important to determine cause. For example, if if is present for a few days to week, the likely diagnosis is acute bronchitis. If present for over 3 weeks, then possibilities include bronchospasm from any cause, chronic bronchitis, post-nasal drip, gerd, or even a combination of factors. See you doctor for eval and definitive treatment. ...Read more

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I've had a dry hacking cough for 3 days any suggestions?

I've had a dry hacking cough for 3 days any suggestions?

Buckwheat honey: Yes, believe it or not, a study suggests buckwheat honey works as well, or better than otc cough medicines. But if your illness worsens, or cough lasts over 2 weeks, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a horrible hacking cough , how do I stop it for good ?

What to do if I have a horrible hacking cough , how do I stop it for good ?

Cough: Cough is a normal, protective response by your body to clear aspiration or infection. You need to find out why you are coughing before you can treat it. You have not shared any information about yourself or your medical or social history. If you smoke, stop. Consider a more detailed consult through Health Tap Prime or see your doctor. ...Read more

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After 2 weeks still hacking cough. Could it be because of my 12hr Asian flight?

After 2 weeks still hacking cough. Could it be because of my 12hr Asian flight?

You need to see MD: Coughing a lot for two weeks and after travelling for 12 hours, can be serious. You need to see a doctor.Get examied and if indicated a chest xray and/or blodd test to find out the cause and treat properly.You may have caught some thing during your flight which is not uncommon. ...Read more

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Why have I been having hacking cough in the morning & @ night but not during the day?

Why have I been having hacking cough in the morning & @ night but not during the day?

Possibilities...: Cough can have many causes. Morning and at night brings a couple of ideas to mind. Could you be allergic to something in the room where you sleep that you are not exposed to during the day? Or, could you have post-nasal drip that results in a cough when in the supine position? I think an evaluation by your physician is needed to figure out the etiology and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Why do I have this hacking cough especially at night feels like its strangling me. Why is that?

Why do I have this hacking cough especially at night feels like its strangling me. Why is that?

Post-nasal drip: It is most likely part of the postnasal drip or allergic rhinitis. When you lay down the little amount of secretions flow from the sinuses and the nose to the back of the throat and cause irritations. There are other causes though so have your doctor look at you and make sure. ...Read more

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I have had a hacking cough for over a month that lasts so long when I cough I gasp for air and white muscus is coming up, what could it be?

I have had a hacking cough for over a month that lasts so long when I cough I gasp for air and white muscus is coming up, what could it be?

Sinus, Lungs, Meds: Many things can cause chronic, nagging coughs. The most common is post nasal drip from sinus problems or allergies. Other common causes are asthma, lung infections, medications (ace-inhibitors for example), or even acid-reflux. ...Read more

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Have a hacking cough. Do I take an expectorant or suppresant?

Have a hacking cough. Do I take an expectorant or suppresant?

Depends....: If you have a cough due to an infection, as in acute bronchitis, then an expectorant would be recommended so you could cough out the infected sputum. If there is no infection present, like an allergy related cough, then a suppressant may be helpful. If you are unsure, see your doctor so it can be determined whether there is infection present. ...Read more

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What are some ways to fix the hacking cough brought on by copd?

What are some ways to fix the hacking cough brought on by copd?

Treatments...: Treatments for this include bronchodilator inhalers, steroid inhalers and smoking cessation. If symptoms are severe, systemic steroids may be needed. If an infection is present, an antibiotic course may be needed. ...Read more

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Pretty sure I have bronchitis (had it a few times before). Are there any new good OTC cough suppressants you can recommend for a dry hacking cough?

Pretty sure I have bronchitis (had it a few times before). Are there any new good OTC cough suppressants you can recommend for a dry hacking cough?

Cough suppressants: Stick to th old fashion tea and honey, steaming, saline nose drops and vaporub on the chest will give you the relief you seek. ...Read more