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What is the best treatment for dry cough in elderly with less side effects and cause no sedation (e.g lozenges) if allergic response is the cause?

What is the best treatment for dry cough in elderly with less side effects and cause no sedation (e.g lozenges) if allergic response is the cause?

The cause: There are many reasons which can cause a dry cough and one really needs to get examined by a doctor to find out. I would usually start by measuring the lung function to find out whether a patient has asthma then go from there. ...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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What is the best treatment for dry cough caused by allergic laryngitis in elderly taking antihypertensive medication ?

What is the best treatment for dry cough caused by allergic laryngitis in elderly taking antihypertensive medication ?

Dry cough: in an elderly taking antihypertensive medications: first-off, it might be due to the antihypertensive drug itself if it is from some group like ACE inhibitors. Second, you need to see a doctor for several reasons for dry cough, local or systemic, best wishes ...Read more

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What is the best natural treatment for a dry cough?

What is the best natural treatment for a dry cough?

See your doc: It really depends on the source, which may be out of the scope of this forum. I would follow up with your doc for a longer discussion. Two very common causes are acid reflux and seasonal allergies, but this all depends on where you live. You can always consider a trial of allergy or reflux medication, but the better bet is see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a dry cough when the temperature is cold but am fine in warm weather. Am I suffering from a cold allergy? Also, is there any treatment? Thanks

I have a dry cough when the temperature is cold but am fine in warm weather. Am I suffering from a cold allergy? Also, is there any treatment? Thanks

Cough: It may be you have a type of asthma triggered by exposure to cold. Pulmonary Function tests may help or a trial of a bronchodilator such as albuterol prior to cold exposure. Often heat is turned on this time of year, including use of wood which may cause coughing. Hope this helps and that you feel better. ...Read more

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My father had dry cough after flu episode he also took cordarone (amiodarone) 200 is this cough due to cordarone (amiodarone) what is the treatment for it ?

My father had dry cough after flu episode he also took cordarone (amiodarone) 200 is this cough due to cordarone (amiodarone) what is the treatment for it ?

Post-viral: Sometimes a cough may linger for weeks after flu or a viral infection but one needs to rule out infection-triggered asthma or a sinus infection also. Cordarone (amiodarone) is not expected to cause a cough but if it does , changing to another drug would be the only treatment. ...Read more

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I'm recovering from a cold & I have a very dry, scratchy & irritated throat. As well as a mild dry cough. Any treatment options?

I'm recovering from a cold & I have a very dry, scratchy & irritated throat. As well as a mild dry cough. Any treatment options?

Yes: There is a good OTC prep for dry throat. It is formulated as a gargle, spray, and toothpaste. It frequently helps. Try it, you may like it. ...Read more

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My father experience paroxysmal dry cough he take betaloc 50 amlodipine and cordarone (amiodarone) 200mg for Afib what is the cause of cough and treatment please?

My father experience paroxysmal dry cough he take betaloc 50 amlodipine and cordarone (amiodarone) 200mg for Afib what is the cause of cough and treatment please?

Cough cause: You do not mention it but your dad may be on an ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitor for high blood pressure. A well known side effect of that class of drugs is cough. It usually diminishes with time but if it is too much for him his doc can stop the med and manage his B/P with other medicine. ...Read more

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My daughter had cold and upper respiratory tract infection and she got dry cough for 12 days after the treatment . Should I give defcort? no night sle

My daughter had cold and upper respiratory tract infection and she got dry cough for 12 days after the treatment . Should I give defcort? no night sle

No until you: have tried simpler "treatment"...eg: HUMIDIFIER.....and non-cortisone containing cough medication eg: Robitussin (guaifenesin) (OTC) It takes a while during this season (summer colds) for cough's to go away! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Are there herbal remedies for a dry cough?

Are there herbal remedies for a dry cough?

Cough: Basically you want to boost your immune system. Examples are selenium, coenzyme q10, and oscillococcinum which is a homeopathic medicine. Ofcourse, consult your doctor first. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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