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2yr old has lingering persistent dry cough and sneezing after a cold that lasted 14 days. Weather is rainy? Could it be allergies? Cold? See doctor?

2yr old has lingering persistent dry cough and sneezing after a cold that lasted 14 days. Weather is rainy? Could it be allergies? Cold? See doctor?

Viral: Sometimes a viral infection leads to coughing for several weeks but the sneezing should have improved by now. Thus allergies to indoor allergens may well be the cause since rains usually cleans out outdoor airborne allergens. Yes , you should consult your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Can I take Alka-Zelter plus for cold and cough while breastfeeding? If not what can i take for persistent dry cough?

Can I take Alka-Zelter plus for cold and cough while breastfeeding? If not what can i take for persistent dry cough?

Probably not: according to my reference Epocrates. Robitussin (guaifenesin) would be OK to take for your cough. A better choice may be to go see your primary care to see why you have a persistent dry cough. ...Read more

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Cold drinks can worsen dry cough?

Cold drinks can worsen dry cough?

No: Never heard of that. However, you should avoid coffee and alcohol when having a throat infection or cough. ...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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Can there be a rare condition for persistent dry cough?

Can there be a rare condition for persistent dry cough?

Three most common di: I would think of common diseases before uncommon diseases. The most common causes of a dry cough are post nasal drainage, asthma and acid reflux. Less common causes are a viral bronchitis or a viral pneumonia. See your physician. If the cough has lasted at least three weeks you need a chest x-ray. ...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 of the things that can cause this. You should have this evaluated by a health care professional. ...Read more

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Dry cough weeks after cold. What's the fastest way to cure this?

Dry cough weeks after cold. What's the fastest way to cure this?

See doctor: About 10% of the colds turns into a bacterial sinus infection which may be the cause for your cough. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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