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Cough Dries Naturist Medicine
Depends on the cause: There are many potential causes for a cough but the more common ones include post-nasal drips, post-viral infection etc. The list goes on. Need to see a doctor to find out. Unless you know the cause, using a cough suppressant on a long term basis is not recommended. ...Read more
My daughtet she has a dry cough for almost two weeks, what would i do?What medicines better to give her.?
18. Have dry cough for 2 months now have takin two courses of medicines already.. but cannot control my cough?
Not normal: Hi. Your cough should be evaluated by your doctor. Two failed courses of antibiotics tells us it's not an infection with a bacterium sensitive to that/those antibiotic(s). Have you had a chest X-ray? A tuberculosis skin test should be done. You may need a pulmonologist. Good luck! ...Read more
Try honey: Studies have shown that over the counter cold medications are ineffective in the treatment of coughs due to upper respiratory infections. Plenty of fluids & teaspoons of honey work better. Of course if you have asthma or allergies, bronchodilators & antihistamines may help.If you have a bacterial infection, your physician would treat with antibiotics & possible a narcotic cough suppressant. ...Read more
Cough variant asthma: Dry cough could be related to asthma. This condition is called cough variant asthma. You should see your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and rule out any other causes. Treatment is similar to that for asthma in general. Depending on the severity of cough, inhaled albuterol or short course of steroids may be needed. In addition, your doctor may prescribe maintenance therapy with inhaled steroids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer