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How to treat a dry cough that wont go away?

How to treat a dry cough that wont go away?

Check allergies : Check allergies to mold, dust, and pets. If you smoke, stop smoking. If are wheezing, you're losing weight or feeling sick consult a physician. ...Read more

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 to treat dry cough?

How to treat dry cough?

Cough: Need to know the cause. Is it reflux, medications, post-nasal drainage, asthma, etc. Best to see someone and get an evaluation before trying to treat it on your own. ...Read more

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How to treat dry coughing with acid reflux?

How to treat dry coughing with acid reflux?

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

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Could you tell me what's the best way to treat a dry cough?

Could you tell me what's the best way to treat a dry cough?

Determine the cause.: Determine the cause. How long have you had it, is it associated with fever, are you a smoker? All of these things determine possible treatment options. ...Read more

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What should I use to treat a dry cough and what seems to be a sinus infection and very watery eyes?

What should I use to treat a dry cough and what seems to be a sinus infection and very watery eyes?

Allergy?: Your symptoms can be due to sinus infection but seasonal allergies can also have these symptoms. An evaluation by your doctor would be needed to determine the etiology of your symptoms and render the correct treatment. ...Read more

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Can I treat a dry cough with guaifenesin?

No: Guaifenasin is used to help thin the mucous that might be causing a cough and is considered an expectorant, making it easier to clear the mucous. It does not help if you do not have mucous. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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Have dry cough for 8 weeks with pain in rt. Lower rib. How to treat this?

Have dry cough for 8 weeks with pain in rt. Lower rib. How to treat this?

Chest X-ray: Best to get a chest x-ray to make sure all is ok in your chest. A bronchial infection, asthma flare up, pneumonia and acid reflux could all be possible. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can a doctor treat dry cough?

Can a doctor treat dry cough?

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

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