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What medicine to take for a dry cough?

What medicine to take for a dry cough?

None work great: There is no great medicine for this. Over the counter preparations may help but are mostly snake oil. Honey and lemon tastes good and is benign and may help. If you are a smoker stop. Inhalers may help if there is a reactive component to it. ...Read more

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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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What medicine to take for a dry cough?

What medicine to take for a dry cough?

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

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What medicines should I take for dry cough?

What medicines should I take for dry cough?

Consult a physician.: Dry cough can be due to multiple reasons like allergies, acid reflux and side effect of certain medication such as ace inhibitors and should be treated accordingly. ...Read more

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My daughtet she has a dry cough for almost two weeks, what would I do? What medicines better to give her.?

My daughtet she has a dry cough for almost two weeks, what would I do? What medicines better to give her.?

See the doctor: There are many causes for cough. It may be allergic or asthma- related or due to infection. It's important to see the doctor, give the history and be examined to get the right treatment for a persistent cough. ...Read more

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18. Have dry cough for 2 months now have takin two courses of medicines already. But cannot control my cough?

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

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What medicine shoul I give to my 2 years old son with a dry cough?

What medicine shoul I give to my 2 years old son with a dry cough?

Saline nose drops: Use a bulb syringe to suck up the mucus in his nose, then apply salt water nose drops several times a day. Use a vaporizer and elevate his mattress. Use vaporub on his chest and keep him well nydrated. ...Read more

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What kind of medicine helps when you have a dry cough with lots of mucous? ?

What kind of medicine helps when you have a dry cough with lots of mucous? ?

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

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I always experienced itchy trought and have dry cough. What is the best medicine for this?

I always experienced itchy trought and have dry cough. What is the best medicine for this?

Dry cough: If it has been for more than one month then it needs evaluation to see the cause of it. There are multiple factors for dry cough. ...Read more

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Asthma and dry cough which medicine I can take?

Asthma and dry cough which medicine I can take?

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 more

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What can I give my 3 year old for horrible dry cough? He has coughing fits that keep him up at night. Most medicines for children say age 6+.

What can I give my 3 year old for horrible dry cough? He has coughing fits that keep him up at night. Most medicines for children say age 6+.

Coughing: Steam him in the shower and then use salt water nose drops. Use a bulb syringe to suck up mucus in childs nose, use a vaporizer at night as well as elevated mattress. Push fluids and reduce milk. Tea and honey can be helpful as well as vaporub on the chest. ...Read more

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What is the best cough medicine too take to get rid of dry coughs?

What is the best cough medicine too take to get rid of dry coughs?

Mgt: If you have a dry cough that seems to originate from your throat, lozenges and humidified air may help. If the cough persists for more than 3 weeks, then your PCP can determine other treatments. ...Read more

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I got a dry cough from taking lisinopril 20mg. How long will it take for this drug to get out of my body from the time I last took it?

I got a dry cough from taking lisinopril 20mg. How long will it take for this drug to get out of my body from the time I last took it?

ACE cough: Your annoying dry cough happens in about 20% of people that take an Ace inhibitor. Lisinopril has a half life of about 12hrs and it takes roughly 5 half lives for a drug to completely clear you system so 60 hours. However, he level of lisinopril should drop below the cough threshold much before that. The cough is usually a class effect so you will likely get it from all other Ace's. ...Read more

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I have dry whoping cough no green or yellow mucus for more than 10 days medicine is not helping how to cure what is it please help me thanks?

Could be: Occult asthma. You doctor should be able to tell. In the meantime, try any cough medication otc that has dexttromethorphan, a cough suppressant, in it. Also try humidifying air with hot steam vaporizer. ...Read more

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I have a dry cough and my eyes are getting red cause of coughing, what medicine should I take?

I have a dry cough and my eyes are getting red cause of coughing, what medicine should I take?

URI: You did not say much as a basis for diagnosis other than a dry cough. I suggest you see your doctor. In the meantime you can try to treat the most common cause which is common cold or allergic rhinitis with antihistamine like Claritin and couple it with a nasal steroid like fluticasone. ...Read more