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Is allerga effective at reducing dry cough symptoms?

Is allerga effective at reducing dry cough symptoms?

It would probably: make a dry cough worse,by drying you out even more.. you need guaifenesin which moistens cough and may make it better. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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My 6 year old grandson has a dry cough No other symptoms. Going on holiday tomorrow.Is it ok o go swimming?

My 6 year old grandson has a dry cough No other symptoms. Going on holiday tomorrow.Is it ok o go swimming?

Could you stop him?: With no symptoms other then a bit of a dry cough, there is no reason to not go swimming. If this is a chronic issue, I would suggest evaluation to find the underlying cause (allergies? cough variant asthma? etc). Restricting activity would be for other symptoms as well - fevers, body aches, shortness of breath, breathing fast - then he needs to be seen. Otherwise, watch him and play :) ...Read more

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I have dry cough no other symptoms. No sore throat no cold no fever what could cause it?

I have dry cough no other symptoms. No sore throat no cold no fever what could cause it?

Allergies/reflux: Could be environmental allergies, or even reflux. It requires a proper evaluation to have a chance at diagnosing and treating the problem. Start with your primary care provider. No urgency. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have a weakly positive ANA and positive rnp. I also have fatigue, joint pain and swelling, dry cough and GERD symptoms. No raynaud's, though. ?

I have a weakly positive ANA and positive rnp.  I also have fatigue, joint pain and swelling, dry cough and GERD symptoms.  No raynaud's, though. ?

Big picture: My first concerns are whether your gerd is real -- get endoscoped, and it may be the cause of your cough and if so this is dangerous. There are several rnp's that speak either to mixed connective tissue disease or scleroderma; the latter's unlikely with no raynaud's though gerd can mimic the esophageal troubles. Just my thoughts; others will share as well. ...Read more

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Hi i've had a dry cough with no other symptoms just a dy cough for about a year now that hasn't gone away? I have no idea what to do?

Hi i've had a dry cough with no other symptoms just a dy cough for about a year now that hasn't gone away? I have no idea what to do?

Go to see your PMD: Go to see your pmd and get more evaluation. Things like asthma, gastroesophageal reflux disease , postnasal drip or other respiratory problems- like chronic inflammation, autoimmune disorder etc - can give you dry cough. Go to see your doctor and get yourself checked. ...Read more

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What is causing my months long dry cough with no real symptoms other than itchiness/irritation in the back of my throat?

What is causing my months long dry cough with no real symptoms other than itchiness/irritation in the back of my throat?

Allergies/LPR: Allergies cause the typical nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, and watery eye symptoms. They can cause irritation or itchiness in the throat, as well as, a dry tickle cough. Laryngopharygeal reflux is often associated with a dry cough. You should get evaluated by ENT doctor who does allergy testing and also get a detailed head and neck exam to check your throat for other potential problems. ...Read more

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I've had a dry cough with no cold symptoms for 3 wks. I have a newborn and have my whooping cough shot. Im breastfeeding. What should i do?

I've had a dry cough with no cold symptoms  for 3 wks. I have a newborn and have my whooping cough shot. Im breastfeeding. What should i do?

Not much: There is an infection going around. If you were contagious, you're probably over it by now and any exposure risks have already been there. After a lung infection, the inflammation typically stays for weeks after the infection ...Read more

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Could dust cause sudden bad dry cough for about 5 mins? with no other symptoms. or could this be due to something else? Thanks

Could dust cause sudden bad dry cough for about 5 mins? with no other symptoms. or could this be due to something else? Thanks

Yes it can/something: We know house dust can cause cough and even asthma.But it can be due to something else like allergies,infections etc.And if it persists and keep happening time and again,then it needs to be checked and evauated by your doctor but if it is only one time occurence than nothing needs to be done ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dry Cough (Definition)

Dry cough is a clinical finding in which a person has a cough but does not produce ...Read more