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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)

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 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

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What are the best herbal home remedies for a kid with a dry cough?

What are the best herbal home remedies for a kid with a dry cough?

Homeopathy, actually: This is not the same as an "herbal" treatment. But classical homeopathy actually has many medicines ("remedies") that stimulate healing of cough. Different kinds of coughs correspond to different homeopathic remedies, so you'd have the best chance of success by consulting a homeopath. But the remedy rumex can help a tickling, irritated dry cough that gets worse when undressing or uncovering. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a chronic dry cough and flue in a patient who is HIV positive but started ARV therapy and their cd4 is normal.what is the best tr?

What is the cause of a chronic dry cough and flue in a patient who is HIV positive but started ARV therapy and their cd4 is normal.what is the best tr?

Mgt workup: There are several possible associated conditions with the symptoms described. I would suggest an evaluation to include a chest radiograph and repeat serial testing of his CD4 count. ...Read more

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Since winter mom has had dry cough to point hard to breath and loses voice- chest xray negative- breathing treatments in ER work- had now for 3 months, could something serious be wrong?

Since winter mom has had dry cough to point hard to breath and loses voice- chest xray negative- breathing treatments in ER work- had now for 3 months, could something serious be wrong?

Consider a few..: I see this frequently in the rough winters where i practice. Many older people become more sensitive to the cold temperatures, causing bronchospasm in the lungs and therefore coughing when exposed to the cold. Also, the extreme dryness of the air can contribute to this and cause more coughing. Try a cool air humidifier in the rooms she is inhabiting. These are a couple of possibilities to consider. ...Read more

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Does dry cough has a cure or medication?

Does dry cough has a cure or medication?

Dextromethorphan: Dry cough can be treated with dextromethorphan - a cough suppressant, and/or an expectorant such as guaifenesin, which will help to loosen a break up a tight dry cough. Often these two ingredients are combined- such as robitussin dm or mucinex dm. ...Read more

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Dry cough weeks after cold. What's the fastest way to cure this?

Dry cough weeks after cold. What's the fastest way to cure this?

See doctor: About 10% of the colds turns into a bacterial sinus infection which may be the cause for your cough. ...Read more

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How do you cure dry cough?

How do you cure dry cough?

Depends on cause: Treating a dry cough depends on the cause, all the while remembering that cough is a symptom not a disease. Dry cough can occur due to allergies, exposure to dust, fumes and chemicals, asthma, bronchospasm, viral URI and medications such as ace inhibitors. Avoid the irritant, treat the asthma and bronchospasm, switch the offending medicine and use antihistamines for allergy control. ...Read more

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I have a dry cough and itchy throat. Is there any remedy or cure to recover.?

I have a dry cough and itchy throat.
Is there any remedy or cure to recover.?

Possibly: This may be allergy exacerbation. If you have no contraindications you can try an otc antihistamine to see if it helps. If not you should see your primary ...Read more

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