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I've had a dry hacking cough for 3 days any suggestions?

I've had a dry hacking cough for 3 days any suggestions?

Buckwheat honey: Yes, believe it or not, a study suggests buckwheat honey works as well, or better than otc cough medicines. But if your illness worsens, or cough lasts over 2 weeks, see your doctor. ...Read more

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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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What to use for a dry hacking cough?

What to use for a dry hacking cough?

Find a cause: Try to find whether you have any infection, asthma ., post nasal drip or reflux. Then try to treat accordingly, any cough suppressant will help a little while you are being worked up. ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat a dry hacking cough?

What are some ways to treat a dry hacking cough?

Diagnose first...: Before a persistent cough can be treated, you first need to know the etiology of the cough. If it is non-productive, possibilities include bronchospasm of any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination. All of these have different treatments. If the persistent cough is productive of sputum, you may have chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, again a different treatment. See doctor for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can lisiniprel cause a dry hacking cough? If so, what will help the cough?

Can lisiniprel cause a dry hacking cough?  If so, what will help the cough?

Cough: It sure can as I am on it as well and have a dry cough! i am getting off it to another med as this is the only way to control it. Can be very bothersome. ...Read more

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What's a good remedy for a dry hacking cough?

What's a good remedy for a dry hacking cough?

Depends on the cause: A person with a persistent dry cough can be evaluated by a doctor to see if antibiotics, asthma meds, or allergy meds are needed. Possible causes include viral or bacterial infection, the flu, mild "whooping cough", regular pneumonia, "walking pneumonia", allergic problems, asthma, etc... People with very mild, non-persistent symptoms sometimes find the otc allergy and cough meds helpful. ...Read more

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Why does the medication capoten (captopril) cause a dry, hacking cough?

Why does the medication capoten (captopril) cause a dry, hacking cough?

ACE cough: Capoten (captopril) is one of a class of blood pressure medicines called ace inhibitors, which can sometimes cause a dry, persistent cough as a side effect. If you are having trouble with this, talk to your doctor about changing to a different medication. ...Read more

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Pretty sure I have bronchitis (had it a few times before). Are there any new good OTC cough suppressants you can recommend for a dry hacking cough?

Pretty sure I have bronchitis (had it a few times before). Are there any new good OTC cough suppressants you can recommend for a dry hacking cough?

Cough suppressants: Stick to th old fashion tea and honey, steaming, saline nose drops and vaporub on the chest will give you the relief you seek. ...Read more

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Why can't my doctor stop a dry, hacking cough. Should i try other meds?

Why can't my doctor stop a dry, hacking cough. Should i try other meds?

Diagnose first...: Before treating a cough, the cause of the cough needs to be diagnosed. Possibilities include bronchospasm from any cause, GERD, post-nasal drip or even a combination of these factors. All of these have different treatments so your cough needs to be diagnosed first. If you smoke, you need to quit ASAP to decrease airway inflammation. See a lung doctor for diagnosis and treatment! ...Read more

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Sharp pains in my lower back and a dry hacking cough every nite for 5months. Back pain is in the majority of everyday. Could this problem be serious?

Sharp pains in my lower back and a dry hacking cough every nite for 5months. Back pain is in the majority of everyday. Could this problem be serious?

Should get workup: Persistent unrelanting cough should always be assessed by a physician and treated. The back pain may be related to the constant coughing. Stay away from over the counter antitussive medications. They may only perpetuate the problem. Get an appointment with a physician and you will sleep much more soundly. ...Read more