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Non smoker, I have an URI for 8 days now.... How do I get rid of this dry unproductive cough, nothing coming up! prescription for hydrocodiene syrup not helpin?

Non smoker, I have an URI for 8 days now.... How do I get rid of this dry unproductive cough, nothing coming up!  prescription for hydrocodiene syrup not helpin?

See your doctor: After 8 days it is not a usual uri, and may be complicated by a sinus infection or some other respiratory problem. I would see your doctor or health care provider for an examination, and maybe a chest film. ...Read more

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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 can I do to get rid of a dry cough? I've had it about 3-4 weeks now and was on antibiotics for it which has not helped

What can I do to get rid of a dry cough? I've had it about 3-4 weeks now and was on antibiotics for it which has not helped

Cough: Go back and see your doctor. It's common to get a post viral hypersensitivity in the lungs meaning after a viral or bacterial Infection your bronchioles are hypersensitive and respond to any stimulus causing cough. There is medication that can help . ...Read more

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How to get rid of dry cough?

How to get rid of dry cough?

Dry cough: It depends on what the cause of the cough is. It can be reflux esophagitis with a sour taste in the mouth and heartburn, asthma worse at night, allergies related, or an upper respiratory infection of some kind, among other things. If a smoker, stop now. There is online helplines and many aids available. Herbal tea with honey and Delsym (dextromethorphan) help relieve cough symptoms from colds. TB needs ruled out. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a frequent dry cough?

How to get rid of a frequent dry cough?

Need diagnosis: Possible causes of a chronic non-productive cough include post-nasal drip, bronchospasm due to any cause, gerd or even a combination of these problems. Your cough needs to be evaluated by your doctor so the correct treatment can be rendered since all of these have different treatments. If you smoke, you need to quit. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of very old dry cough?

How can I get rid of very old dry cough?

Possibly: Cough can be caused by a variety of diseases the most common being: asthma, post nasal drip and reflux disease. If one has a chronic cough then a physician evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of a horrible dry cough?

What do I do to get rid of a horrible dry cough?

Find the cause first: The most common causes of a cough are post nasal drainage, asthma which can be allergic or non allergic, and acid reflux. See your doctor. You will need at least a chest x-ray and pulmonary function tests (breathing tests. ...Read more

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Best way to get rid or best way to soothe a dry cough?

Best way to get rid or best way to soothe a dry cough?

Treat the source : The irony here is that your dry cough may be secondary to some dripping issues. Post nasal drip is the origin of many dry coughs. The irritation or inflammation of the upper respiratory tract elicits a cough response. Basically a runny nose in the back of your throat. Humidified air, fluids and methods to shrink tissue should help. If persistent rule out medicine side effect or asthma variant. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of a horrible dry cough?

What is the best way to get rid of a horrible dry cough?

Diagnose first...: Before it can be treated, first the etiology of your non-productive cough must be identified. Possible diagnoses include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, sinus problems or a combination of factors. You need to see your doctor so the correct diagnosis can be made and treatment given as all these possibilities have different treatments. If you smoke, you need to quit asap! ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my coughing ?! please help me i've been since july 2012 and i went to diff doctors but still i'm having this dry cough

How can I get rid of my coughing ?! please help me i've been  since july 2012 and i went to diff doctors but still i'm having this dry cough

Lung doctor?: Have you seen a pulmonologist? Two possible targets. First, you can take medications that suppress cough regardless of cause. Second, you can run tests to find out the cause. ...Read more

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