Top
20
Doctor insights on: What Is The Best Treatment For Dry Cough

Share
1

1
Ive been travelling in europe for the last 3 weeks. Dry cough for the last 1.5 weeks. Nausea and vomiting lately, esp after eating and at night. ?

Ive been travelling in europe for the last 3 weeks. Dry cough for the last 1.5 weeks. Nausea and vomiting lately, esp after eating and at night. ?

Probably allergy: Nahsea and vomiting can be from a virus you may have picked up during less than ideal hygienic condition surrounding food and beverages consumed whike traveling. OTC meds may suffice for now but if you experience fever and diarrhea, or a rash appears, pl. consult a physician for proper diagnosis and treatment needed. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Sue Ferranti
3,539 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
What is the best treatment for dry cough in elderly with less side effects and cause no sedation (e.g lozenges) if allergic response is the cause?

What is the best treatment for dry cough in elderly with less side effects and cause no sedation (e.g lozenges) if allergic response is the cause?

The cause: There are many reasons which can cause a dry cough and one really needs to get examined by a doctor to find out. I would usually start by measuring the lung function to find out whether a patient has asthma then go from there. ...Read more

3

3
What is the best treatment for dry cough caused by allergic laryngitis in elderly taking antihypertensive medication ?

What is the best treatment for dry cough caused by allergic laryngitis in elderly taking antihypertensive medication ?

Dry cough: in an elderly taking antihypertensive medications: first-off, it might be due to the antihypertensive drug itself if it is from some group like ACE inhibitors. Second, you need to see a doctor for several reasons for dry cough, local or systemic, best wishes ...Read more

4

4
What is the best natural treatment for a dry cough?

What is the best natural treatment for a dry cough?

See your doc: It really depends on the source, which may be out of the scope of this forum. I would follow up with your doc for a longer discussion. Two very common causes are acid reflux and seasonal allergies, but this all depends on where you live. You can always consider a trial of allergy or reflux medication, but the better bet is see your doctor. ...Read more

5

5
What is the cause of a chronic dry cough and flue in a patient who is HIV positive but started ARV therapy and their cd4 is normal.what is the best tr?

What is the cause of a chronic dry cough and flue in a patient who is HIV positive but started ARV therapy and their cd4 is normal.what is the best tr?

Mgt workup: There are several possible associated conditions with the symptoms described. I would suggest an evaluation to include a chest radiograph and repeat serial testing of his CD4 count. ...Read more

7

7
I have a dry cough when the temperature is cold but am fine in warm weather. Am I suffering from a cold allergy? Also, is there any treatment? Thanks

I have a dry cough when the temperature is cold but am fine in warm weather. Am I suffering from a cold allergy? Also, is there any treatment? Thanks

Cough: It may be you have a type of asthma triggered by exposure to cold. Pulmonary Function tests may help or a trial of a bronchodilator such as albuterol prior to cold exposure. Often heat is turned on this time of year, including use of wood which may cause coughing. Hope this helps and that you feel better. ...Read more

8

8
My father had dry cough after flu episode he also took cordarone (amiodarone) 200 is this cough due to cordarone (amiodarone) what is the treatment for it ?

My father had dry cough after flu episode he also took cordarone (amiodarone) 200 is this cough due to cordarone (amiodarone) what is the treatment for it ?

Post-viral: Sometimes a cough may linger for weeks after flu or a viral infection but one needs to rule out infection-triggered asthma or a sinus infection also. Cordarone (amiodarone) is not expected to cause a cough but if it does , changing to another drug would be the only treatment. ...Read more

9

9
I'm recovering from a cold & I have a very dry, scratchy & irritated throat. As well as a mild dry cough. Any treatment options?

I'm recovering from a cold & I have a very dry, scratchy & irritated throat. As well as a mild dry cough. Any treatment options?

Yes: There is a good OTC prep for dry throat. It is formulated as a gargle, spray, and toothpaste. It frequently helps. Try it, you may like it. ...Read more

10

10
My father experience paroxysmal dry cough he take betaloc 50 amlodipine and cordarone (amiodarone) 200mg for Afib what is the cause of cough and treatment please?

My father experience paroxysmal dry cough he take betaloc 50 amlodipine and cordarone (amiodarone) 200mg for Afib what is the cause of cough and treatment please?

Cough cause: You do not mention it but your dad may be on an ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitor for high blood pressure. A well known side effect of that class of drugs is cough. It usually diminishes with time but if it is too much for him his doc can stop the med and manage his B/P with other medicine. ...Read more

11

11
My daughter had cold and upper respiratory tract infection and she got dry cough for 12 days after the treatment . Should I give defcort? no night sle

My daughter had cold and upper respiratory tract infection and she got dry cough for 12 days after the treatment . Should I give defcort? no night sle

No until you: have tried simpler "treatment"...eg: HUMIDIFIER.....and non-cortisone containing cough medication eg: Robitussin (guaifenesin) (OTC) It takes a while during this season (summer colds) for cough's to go away! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

12

12
Since winter mom has had dry cough to point hard to breath and loses voice- chest xray negative- breathing treatments in ER work- had now for 3 months, could something serious be wrong?

Since winter mom has had dry cough to point hard to breath and loses voice- chest xray negative- breathing treatments in ER work- had now for 3 months, could something serious be wrong?

Consider a few..: I see this frequently in the rough winters where i practice. Many older people become more sensitive to the cold temperatures, causing bronchospasm in the lungs and therefore coughing when exposed to the cold. Also, the extreme dryness of the air can contribute to this and cause more coughing. Try a cool air humidifier in the rooms she is inhabiting. These are a couple of possibilities to consider. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
What is the best cure for a sore throat and dry cough?

What is the best cure for a sore throat and dry cough?

ST: Fluids, lozenges. Not smoking. Treat the possibles cause (i.E, allergies, cold, reflux, excessive screaming, avoid dust & dry air), dental problems. ...Read more

15

15
What's the best thing to take for a dry cough?

What's the best thing to take for a dry cough?

Depends on cause: A dry cough could be a symptom of a variety of different problems including sinusitis, allergies, esophageal reflux, side effect to medications like ace-inhibitors (a class of blood pressure medicine), inhalation of irritants, or congestive heart failure, and many other problems. Best to see your doctor to find and treat the underlying cause of the cough. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
16

16
What's the best thing to take for a dry cough?

What's the best thing to take for a dry cough?

Dry Cough: Often a 'dry cough' is caused by a sinusitis thats causing an irritating post nasal drip. Try some benadryl (diphenhydramine) (particularly at night as it may cause some drowsiness), gargle with some salt water and menthol. If the PND is from allergic reasons then claritin or zyrtec work well. ...Read more

17

17
What is the best recommendation for a dry cough?

What is the best recommendation for a dry cough?

Etiology: A dry cough can be caused by a number of diseases including viral infection, allergy, asthma, or physical changes in the environment. The most important thing is to identify the cause of the cough. It is due to an irritation of the tracheal-bronchial lining. Treatment depends on cause. Otc treatment with mucinex, (guaifenesin) robitussin, vit. C or other cough depressants may help. Treatment requires cause. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
What is the best OTC remedy for a toddler's dry cough?

What is the best OTC remedy for a toddler's dry cough?

Honey, if over 12...: ...Months of age (some say 3 years): honey was tested against all major cough medicines and found to work better. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
What is the best way to get rid of a horrible dry cough?

What is the best way to get rid of a horrible dry cough?

Diagnose first...: Before it can be treated, first the etiology of your non-productive cough must be identified. Possible diagnoses include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, sinus problems or a combination of factors. You need to see your doctor so the correct diagnosis can be made and treatment given as all these possibilities have different treatments. If you smoke, you need to quit asap! ...Read more

20

20
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

Dr. Sue Ferranti
594 doctors shared insights

Dry Cough (Definition)

Dry cough is a non-productive cough in which sputum/ ...Read more


Cough, No Sputum (Non Productive) (Definition)

Cough, no sputum (non-productive) ...Read more