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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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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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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?

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 does a chest rub work? I'm almost cured from my dry cough. No Medici e worked except the rub! How?! It's external and not internal taken!! Thanks

How does a chest rub work? I'm almost cured from my dry cough. No Medici e worked except the rub! How?! It's external and not internal taken!! Thanks

Chest Rub for cough: Chest rubs are usually mentholated compounds that are applied topically to chest and throat and are intended for temporary relief of cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation associated with the common cold. This works by inhalation of the vapors, similar to aromatherapy. Its non-sedating and a good alternative for children and diabetics (no sugar ). It does not cure any pathology. ...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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What is the best cure for a sore throat and dry cough?

What is the best cure for a sore throat and dry cough?

ST: Fluids, lozenges. Not smoking. Treat the possibles cause (i.E, allergies, cold, reflux, excessive screaming, avoid dust & dry air), dental problems. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed to have bronchiectasis disease. Symptoms short of breath, fatigue & dry cough. Is this related with cold & can be cured?

I was diagnosed to have bronchiectasis disease. Symptoms short of breath, fatigue & dry cough. Is this related with cold & can be cured?

Uncertain: as to your question. Your condition is not "cold realted" if you are referring to the environmental temperature. Surgical excision of the involved pulmonary segment is the only "cure",however medical treatment (antibiotics, respiratory therapy) is usually sufficient! Hope this helps Dr Z ...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