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How do we get rid of a dry persistent cough?

How do we get rid of a dry persistent cough?

Depends...: It depends on the etiology of the dry persistent cough. If it is due to bronchospasm, a bronchodilator inhaler may be needed. If it is due to post-nasal drip, a nasal spray may be needed. If gerd is the culprit, meds to treat gerd may be needed, etc. A dry persistent cough may be due to several factors and all culprits need to be addressed for the cough to resolve. ...Read more

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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 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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How do I get rid of a cough?

How do I get rid of a cough?

Cough: One needs to first identify the cause of the cough before it can be treated. Common causes are certain post nasal drainage, post viral cough, medications such as ace inhibitors, and extraesophageal or laryngopharyngeal reflux. Other more obscure causes can also treatable - eg ear wax impaction. Rarely, a cause cannot be identified. See a medical provider if your cough persists. ...Read more

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"how do you get rid of a chest cold?"

"how do you get rid of a chest cold?"

Time: If due to a virus then you have to wait it out. If symptoms persist it may be something else in the respiratory system that is contributing. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of a dry mouth?

What can I do to get rid of a dry mouth?

See your PCP: There are many causes of dry mouth like side effect of certain medications, certain diseases and infections (diabetes, anemia), nerve damage, just to name a few. See your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment or referral to a specialist. ...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 can I get rid of a dry cough quickly?

How can I get rid of a dry cough quickly?

Depends: You have not provided enough information for us to give you an answer. The treatment depends on what the cause for the cough is . However it is no harm to have some tea with honey to try to soothe your cough. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a stuffy nose?

How do you get rid of a stuffy nose?

Blocked nose: There are several causes of nasal obstruction including congestion from allergies and anatomical issues, too. The only way to tell the cause is to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of a croupy cough?

What can I do to get rid of a croupy cough?

Steamy shower: Steamy shower is one of the best ways to soothe a croupy cough. Cough medicines tend to not be very helpful for this, unfortunately. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a bad cold.?

How do you get rid of a bad cold.?

Wear it out!: Seriously, since bad colds are the result of viruses, there is little to no evidence that any medication, food, or home remedy can actually stop a cold in its tracks--certainly nothing similar to the proper use of an antibiotic for streptococcal pharyngitis (a.K.A. Strep throat). Perhaps in the next generation of biomedical research a truly effective anti-viral cure for the common cold may come! ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a stuffy nostril?

TEPLON - Magnetic rx: Teplon (ulcht-02) uses the healing and anti-microbial power of heat & electro magnetic fields. Teplon relieves post nasal drip and any nasal stuffiness. Cost $560. Useful equipment if it affects your immunity. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of a chesty cough?

What can I do to get rid of a chesty cough?

Diagnose first...: If this is an acute cough, it is probably due to acute bronchitis caused by either a viral or bacterial infection. A viral infection will run its course but a bacterial infection may require antibiotic therapy. Your doctor can diagnose and treat this. If the cough is chronic, etiologies include bronchospasm from any cause including chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, gerd, post-nasal drip. See doc. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a nasal drip?

How do you get rid of a nasal drip?

Pseudo...: Fluid that builds up in cavities such as the sinuses which cause post nasal dripping can be treated over the counter with decongestant medications. Pseudoephedrine is an active ingredient of many such decongestants, which is quite effective. Speak to a pharmacist about which decongestant is the best for you. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a really bad cough?

How do you get rid of a really bad cough?

Depends....: Before a cough can be treated, the etiology of the cough needs to be diagnosed. Possible causes of an acute cough include acute bronchitis, bronchospasm or a combination of factors. Possible causes of a chronic cough include bronchospasm from any etiology, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. Any of the chronic causes can also be a factor in acute coughs. ...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 you get rid of a cough naturally?

How can you get rid of a cough naturally?

Cough: The "natural" course of most coughs caused by colds or viruses is gradual improvement unless a bacterial infection complicates the illness needing antibiotics. You can try fluids, breathing steam and numerous other home remedies. If it continues see a doctor. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a mucus cough?

How do I get rid of a mucus cough?

Need diagnosis...: Before a cough can be treated, first the cause of the cough must be identified. If your cough is less than 3 weeks duration, it could be acute bronchitis, an infection of the airways. If due to bacteria, antibiotics may be needed. If the cough is of longer duration, possible etiology includes bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination. See your doctor to diagnose and treat your cough. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a persistent itchy throat and cough?

How do you get rid of a persistent itchy throat and cough?

Identify trigger: Coughing may be related to itching of the throat. While an antihistamine may decrease the itching, the best long term approach would be to see an allergist to perform testing to identify the trigger. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a bloody nose correctly?

How do you get rid of a bloody nose correctly?

Pinch the nose: Pinch the nose till the bleeding stops. Here is a video with more info for you http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=dp_i-gja7ui. ...Read more

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Dry Cough (Definition)

Dry cough is a non-productive cough in which sputum/ ...Read more


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