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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

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 relieves a dry cough and sore throat at night for a 2 year old?

What relieves a dry cough and sore throat at night for a 2 year old?

A humidifier: One in the bedroom with the doors closed. Aim for 50% humidity. Saline nasal spray and gel mist is a great way to get your body to think it doesn't need to make anymore goo. Less goo made, less sore throat, and less stuff to make you cough. ...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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M58, what is dry cough and why it is considered bad. ?

M58, what is dry cough and why it is considered bad. ?

Dry cough: A dry cough is a cough that does not bring up sputum. Is it bad or not depending on the etiologies and how bad it affects your quality of life. ...Read more

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What could a mostly dry cough that happens each morning be?

What could a mostly dry cough that happens each morning be?

Possibilities...: Possibilities include post-nasal drip and gerd, especially if the cough worsens when lying down. Another possibility is bronchospasm or it could be a combination of several diagnoses. The treatments for these are all different so see your doctor so a diagnosis can be made and treatment initiated. ...Read more

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What could a mostly dry cough that produces green mucus each morning be?

What could a mostly dry cough that produces green mucus each morning be?

Possibilities...: If this has been going on for 3 weeks or longer, it is likely chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. If it has been going on for less than that, it is likely acute bronchitis. Your doctor needs to evaluate you so treatment can be initiated. If you smoke, you need to quit immediately and your doctor can also help with this goal. ...Read more

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What could a mostly dry cough that produces thick green mucus each morning be for a smoker?

What could a mostly dry cough that produces thick green mucus each morning be for a smoker?

Chronic bronchitis..: This could be chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. It occurs mostly in smokers and is not due to infection. You would need to be seen by your doctor and have pulmonary function tests to diagnose this entity. There is no cure but there are treatments available. The most important step to slow disease progression is smoking cessation and your doctor can also help with this. ...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

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