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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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Whay causes a dry cough?

Whay causes a dry cough?

Possibilities...: Cough, especially chronic cough, can be due to bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip, bronchitis or even a combination of these etiologies. Bronchitic cough tends to be productive but the rest can be "dry." if one etiology is left untreated, the person will continue to cough. So, continue to see your doctor so all nessary treatments can be given to resolve your cough. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes a dry cough?

What causes a dry cough?

Possibilities...: Persistent chronic non-productive cough is usually due to bronchospasm (due to any cause), post-nasal drip, gerd or a combination of these diagnoses. An evaluation by a doctor is needed for diagnosis since these all have different treatments. If you smoke, smoking cessation is needed to decrease airway inflammation. ...Read more

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What causes rid of a dry cough after a cold?

What causes rid of a dry cough after a cold?

Cough: Cough could cause by a lot of reasons. Please if not getting better please see your physician. ...Read more

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Could the daily use of metformin cause a dry cough?

Could the daily use of metformin cause a dry cough?

Not likelly: A cough is not a reported side effect of metformin. Patients with diabetes are often taking blood pressure medications in the group called ace inhibitors; these often cause a dry cough, so if you are taking one of these medications it is likely that it may be causing your cough rather than the metformin. ...Read more

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I have been having a combination of a wet and dry cough. I now have a swollen gland is it possible that coughing can cause this?

Swollen gland: The swollen gland is probably a lymph node caused by the bacteria or virus that caused the cough and cold in the first place. Most of these swollen glands will resolve over time. If it does not resolve in a few weeks or if you have any night sweats you should see you doctor. I hope you feel better soon. Good luck! Hope this helped. ...Read more

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Almost 2 weeks now I have had this continuous dry cough and no cough meds seem to help and if they do it's not for long. What coukd be the cause?

Almost 2 weeks now I have had this continuous dry cough and no cough meds seem to help and if they do it's not for long. What coukd be the cause?

Possibilities...: Possibilities for a cough like this include bronchospasm from any etiology including infections (bacterial, viral, atypicals, etc.). Other possibilities include gerd, post-nasal drip or other sinus problems or even a combination of factors. You definitely should have this diagnosed by your doctor so the correct treatment can be given. If you smoke, you need to quit asap. ...Read more

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What could cause a dry cough in my 14 mon old? Allergies?

What could cause a dry cough in my 14 mon old? Allergies?

Likely: Allergies are a frequent cause of cough. But there are cases where the "cough" is in place of a wheeze and maybe asthma, which is treated entirely differently. ...Read more

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I have a dry cough which causes my throat to really hurt and my ears?

I have a dry cough which causes my throat to really hurt and my ears?

Viral: Take OTC Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night. Drink lot if tea.use a humidifier at night.drink lot of water which is not cold. Avoid all fruits, juice soda and junk food. If overweight lose it. If you have acid reflux eat light meals and eat dinner early. There is a nasty virus all over US, not sure where u live. If not better in few days, see a doc ...Read more

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What meds cause unproductive dry cough?

What meds cause unproductive dry cough?

Some BP meds: A common cause of cough due medication is a class of medication used for lowering blood pressure called ace-inhibitors, such as lisonopril. ...Read more

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What can be cause behind my persistent dry cough?

What can be cause behind my persistent dry cough?

Chronic cough: The possible etiologies of a persistent dry cough include bronchospasm, post-nasal drip, gerd or some combination of these etiologies. Since the treatment of each of these is completely different, it is important that you return to your doctor if a particular treatment doesn't lead to complete resolution of the cough. If even 1 etiology is untreated, the cough will persist. ...Read more

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I have been having this dry cough for 2 years now. What could be the cause?

I have been having this dry cough for 2 years now. What could be the cause?

Need Evaluation: Dry cough for two years needs to be properly evaluated by your physician. It may be due to
1bronchial asthma
2chronic bronchitis
3smoking side effect
4allergies
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you are only 21 years old contact your doctor and get checked. Need detailed history/physical examination, blood test and xray chest;pulmonary function tests if indicated. ...Read more

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Could dust cause sudden bad dry cough for about 5 mins? With no other symptoms. Or could this be due to something else? Thanks

Could dust cause sudden bad dry cough for about 5 mins? With no other symptoms. Or could this be due to something else? Thanks

Yes it can/something: We know house dust can cause cough and even asthma. But it can be due to something else like allergies, infections etc. And if it persists and keep happening time and again, then it needs to be checked and evauated by your doctor but if it is only one time occurence than nothing needs to be done ...Read more

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Hello Dr's. I have a dry cough that has been going on for 6 months. I've had a bad cold in December. Could this be the cause of my dry cough?

Hello Dr's. I have a dry cough that has been going on for 6 months. I've had a bad cold in December. Could this be the cause of my dry cough?

Chronic cough: Probably not a Cold from December, but your cough is chronic and needs to be evaluated for the cause of it. See a Dr. and you may even need some testing including a C-Xray for a 6-month cough. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can constant postnasal drip cause dry cough and chest problems?

Can constant postnasal drip cause dry cough and chest problems?

Possibly: There are multiple causes of cough. The most common causes are post nasal drip, asthma, and reflux disease. ...Read more

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I have had a bad dry cough for about 6 weeks now. Haven't gone to the doctor because honestly there is not much they can do. What could cause this?

I have had a bad dry cough for about 6 weeks now.  Haven't gone to the doctor because honestly there is not much they can do. What could cause this?

Medical visit: Not much they can do? Really? I think you are mistaken. You will need an examination and a xray. You may need evaluation for allergies, asthma, GERD or systemic illness. You are asking for a diagnosis, but do not want to see a physician?- Really?- I think you have a misconception of this website. Get examined- 6 weeks is actually worrisome. ...Read more

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Changing from Coveram to Zartan got rid of my persistent dry cough. I then changed from cyclimycin to purbac. Dry cough back. Could Purbac cause this? Or could Zartan be the cause?

Changing from Coveram to Zartan got rid of my persistent dry cough. I then changed from cyclimycin to purbac. Dry cough back. Could Purbac cause this? Or could Zartan be the cause?

Could be anything: but virus likely not medicine purbac is sulfa antibiotic, not usually helping strep or staph infection,Zartan is losartan a ARB blood pressure medicine often used as substitute for lisinopril[ace inhibitor] that can cause a cough hence swathing to Zartan. If you smoke you may have kung cancer if persistent cough, weight loss and sweats, sometimes viruses can cause a cough for 2 months; lessens ...Read more

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What are some causes of dry cough?

What are some causes of dry cough?

Possibilities...: Persistent chronic non-productive cough is usually due to bronchospasm (due to any cause), post-nasal drip, gerd or a combination of these diagnoses. An evaluation by a doctor is needed for diagnosis since these all have different treatments. If you smoke, smoking cessation is needed to decrease airway inflammation. ...Read more

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What can be the actual cause behind my persistent dry cough?

What can be the actual cause behind my persistent dry cough?

Many things: There are many things that can cause a persistent dry cough some of which are serious problems. Smoking can lead to a persistent cough so if you are smoking please stop now. Allergies, dry air, infections, medications and heart problems are just some things that can cause this. You should have this evaluated by a health care professional. ...Read more

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What could be the real root cause behind my persistent dry cough?

What could be the real root cause behind my persistent dry cough?

Asthma/other lung dz: Peristent dry cough has many possible causes- including atypical pneumonia, chronic rhintis with post nasal drip is possible- also asthma or COPD which are chronic lung conditions. There are certain meds that can cause dry cough — so if you are on BP meds — check and see if you are on something that causes this. Go see your dr for eval- may do cxr and pft to eval. ...Read more

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I have a dry cough and my eyes are getting red cause of coughing, what medicine should I take?

URI: You did not say much as a basis for diagnosis other than a dry cough. I suggest you see your doctor. In the meantime you can try to treat the most common cause which is common cold or allergic rhinitis with antihistamine like Claritin and couple it with a nasal steroid like fluticasone. ...Read more

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I get a dry cough and slight wheeze every winter after a head cold that lasts for about 6 weeks.ok in the summer!what could cause it? Thanks!

I get a dry cough and slight wheeze every winter after a head cold that lasts for about 6 weeks.ok in the summer!what could cause it? Thanks!

Possibly allergic: Sounds like a seasonal allergic response, or senstivity to an inhaled substance however given your age, it's best to get it checked out.
Dry cough and wheeze can also be related to asthma, and reflux. ...Read more

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Back in March I had an infection that caused dry cough along with chest pain. Cough lasted 2 months but chest pain hasn't gone away. Suggestions?

Back in March I had an infection that caused dry cough along with chest pain. Cough lasted 2 months but chest pain hasn't gone away. Suggestions?

Chest wall strain : If you had cough so long it can cause strain of chest wall muscles, tendons, ribs...pain in chest, especially with derp breath, sneezing.change of position. #1 treat cough! If gone #2 keep deep breathing exercises — ok to use Advil (ibuprofen) if tolerated up to 800 mg every 8 hours. Condition called " costochondritis" common. Check w MD if need Chest X-ray to check other reasons. . ...Read more

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Is drinking cold beverage bad when you have cough especially dry cough that's caused by nasal dripping? Does the temperature of water matter at all?

Is drinking cold beverage bad when you have cough especially dry cough that's caused by nasal dripping? Does the temperature of water matter at all?

Not really.: Cold can help especially with cough and hoarseness. Warm may help if you have a sore throat. All non-caffeinated non-caloric liquid helps to make mucus loose and easier to cough up or blow. Sniffing makes you cough. "Blow don't sniff!" ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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