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Dry Tickly Cough
I've got a dry/tickling cough that's persistent enough that every breath I take can trigger it. What's the best thing I can do to break it?
It depends on why: you have the cough. If you cough every time you take a breath, then it is pretty serious. If you have bronchitis, you need to be seen by healthcare provider to get proper treatment. Some cough drops (e.g. Ricola) or cough syrup can help. If you cough because you have severe acid reflux, or cancer, or runny nose/allergies, then you should treat the underlying condition first. ...Read more
Lisinopril hctz. For a couple months now I have been having a cough, but only at night. It is kinda like a dry tickling cough. Do I need med change?
Have dry, tickling cough attacks in the night, tight lungs/chest, and hoarseness. What is this, and how should I treat it?
Could be asthma: Symptoms of cough that occur in cold air or at night could signal some mild asthma or allergies developing. See is being in warm bathroom with shower running to create a spa affect, try an over the counter antihistamine and if that does not help you should see your doctor. ...Read more
I had a dry tickly cough with coughing fits for 3 weeks, also blocked nose for 1 week. Cough is gone, have sore throat for 1 week, spit blood?
Sore throat: After 3 weeks of uri. Need examination could be an infection or tears from prolonged irritation and dryness. ...Read more
Have this dry and tickly cough for 2
Weeks and have tried 4 difference cough mixtures to no avail. Please advise?
ENT & GI evaluation?: This may be LPR? Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid & pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation). Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for recurrent dry cough unresponsive to anti-tussives, chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, & even a higher risk of throat cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have been having dry and tickly cough without mucus for 2-3 weeks now. Tried several cough mixtures but to no avail. Please advise?
Sore throat for 1 week. Started 2 weeks ago with dry/tickle like cough. Swollen lymph nodes and only sore in pm/early am hrs before/after sleep.?
Many possibilities: The set of symptoms you are describing could be due to many different illnesses with many different causes. If this does not clear up quickl;y a visit to a doctor may be in order. ...Read more
More than a month ago had dry throat- not sore- but nagging dry. Afebrile. Felt a little "under the weather" x 1 wk. Then seemed as if this dry throat turned tickle cough then went into lungs... been dry hacking 1.5 months. Afebrile still. Sides, back an
I am a 72 year old male with a cold. I have a runny nose, very sore throat and a dry cough (tickle in my throat).What OTC med can I take?
Cold Medications: This is not as simple as it may seem.Your best resource would be your local pharmacist. Most OTC cold medications are ok, but some can interact with medications some people are on. Best to inquire with the local pharmacist who knows what medications you are on.He/She will be able to guide you to the right OTC medications! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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