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How To Treat A Dry Cough
Cough & acid reflux: 1- avoid foods that cause acid reflux such as caffeine, fatty foods, fried foods ... 2- appropriate antiacid medication 3-good throat and larynx exam to rule out other possible causes 4-may need an endoscopy to look in the esophagus, and to biopsy any abnormalities. ...Read more
What should I use to treat a dry cough and what seems to be a sinus infection and very watery eyes?
My son is 9yrs old, he has a very dry cough, i took him to the e.R and they did him an astma treat, what can I give him for the cough.
Appointment M.D.: The cough may be a sign that his asthma is worsening or is not under good control. Your doctor can provide a peak flow meter for home use and outline his baseline and the signs of distress. In general, an albuterol inhaler is used to quickly relieve asthma symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a chronic dry cough that lasts for weeks, but I am not sick. Non-smoker, no allergies. What is causing this, and how can I treat it?
Many possibilities: Asthma, reflux, undiagnosed allergies with post nasal drip cover about 90% of undiagnosed cough. See your doc to work through these possibilities; if it isn't one of these there are dozens of other possibilities, and you need to work closely with your doc to help get to the bottom of it and stop it. ...Read more
Yes...: Possible etiologies of dry, non-productive cough, include bronchospasm from any cause, post-nasal drip, gerd or a combination of factors. Since all of these have different treatments, your doctor will be needed for diagnosis as well as treatment. If you smoke, smoking cessation is needed to decrease airway inflammation and your doctor can help with this as well. ...Read more
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