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How To Get Rid Of A Dry Cough Fast
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Needs Eval...: Possible etiologies for your symptoms include chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. Other possibilities include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of these diagnoses. The most important thing for you to do is to quit smoking today! see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment since all of these possibilities have different treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a dry cough that i can't get rid of they said it was asid reflex i taken all kinds of cough syurps cough drops nothing works?
Go see your doctor: Tight chest w/dry cough makes me think of bronchoconstriction or wheezing. This is a relatively common symptom of respiratory infections so it's best to go see family doc. A short acting bronchodilator such as albuterol will most likely take care of tight chest. With that said, this is all speculation. If you feel lightheaded, nauseated, short of breath, chest pain/pressure, don't wait. Call 911. ...Read more
I've had dry cough for two weeks, what could it be? It sometime hurts my stomach when i cough. How to get rid of it?
I've had dry cough for two weeks. It sometimes hurts my stomach when i cough. How to get rid of it? Could it be serious?
Cough: Your cough could be the result of allergies as a result of hay fever or mold, both allergens of which are prevalent this time of year. Or your cough may be the end result of a viral illness.If you think the cough is due to allergies consult your doctor. You could try using salt water nose drops for awhile, vaporizer and elevated pillows for a few days. If no improvement, consult your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just moved to a different Province roughly a week ago. Since I've been here I've had a nasty dry cough I can't get rid of. Should I see a doctor?
Try mucinex (guaifenesin) DM: To see if it does not help. It it is not productive and you are not sick probably ok to hold off going to the doc ...Read more
Can allergic rhinitis cause a tingly feeling in your chest and a dry cough? And how do you get rid of this. And can it effect your lungs and etc
Maybe: It's generally safe to try some over the counter allergy medications. If they don;t help, or you get worse, see your primary care doctor for a proper evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I have had a sore throat for the last 4 days. Now i have an annoying dry cough which makes me gag. How can i get rid of it?
I have a 3yr old, who has dry cough every evening since last 3 - 4 months, what is the cause of this? How to prevent it?
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