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What to do about a dry cough that I have had for over a month now?

What to do about a dry cough that I have had for over a month now?

A non-: Productive cough persisting for a month is reason to see a doctor for history and physical, and then determine whether you need imaging, blood work, or pulmonary functions. Do you smoke? Stop in the mean time. ...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 can I do for a dry cough and a horse voice? Plz help.

What can I do for a dry cough and a horse voice? Plz help.

Try this: If acute, likely due to a virus, Try humidifier by your bed, and change water every day. If no humidifier, try steam shower. Keep head of bed elevated. Drink plenty of fluids and rest your voice, including whispering. If cough persists, see your clinician - it can be due to gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), allergies, certain medications, underlying asthma, or a persistent infection ...Read more

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What to do if I have dry cough remains after other flu are h1n1 symptoms have diminished?

Origin of cough??: Is it originating in the lungs or the back of the pharynx? They are treated differently! Also, even after an infection is gone and inactive you may have residual effects on the inner linings of your breathing tubes (bronchi). So you may have a residual cough even after your lung infection is cured. ...Read more

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My mom has been taking nyquil for 5 days but with no relief to her cough. What should we do for her dry cough.

My mom has been taking nyquil for 5 days but with no relief to her cough. What should we do for her dry cough.

A Dr should see her: Older people can get worn out from things like persistent coughing, so have a doctor evaluate her asap. It could be a condition that requires an antibiotic or another prescription. Instructions on the bottle advice that and it's true. Hopefully, she'll feel better sooner. Thanks for being there for her - most parents wish for that! ...Read more

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What to do about dry cough and my throat is a little horse is it seasonal allergy?

What to do about dry cough and my throat is a little horse is it seasonal allergy?

Determine cause: Chronic dry cough is most commonly due to 3 conditions: asthma, post-nasal drip, or GERD (heartburn). You might have one or a combination of all three. Post-viral cough is also very common and can last for weeks. Further workup by an Allergist is helpful as they can perform a more detailed assessment including skin testing and pulmonary function testing. Treatment will depend on cause. ...Read more

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What do I take for a dry cough?

What do I take for a dry cough?

Need diagnosis first: Possible causes of a chronic cough include bronchospasm of any etiology, post-nasal drip, gerd or a combination of 2 or more of these diagnoses. Treatment depends on the etiology which often requires testing for precise diagnosis. See your doctor so proper diagnosis of your cough can be determined and treatment can be rendered. Quit smoking if you are smoking. Your doctor can help w/this, too. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have dry cough?

What should I do if I have dry cough?

Dry cough: Well, first stop smoking! that should help and if it continues, you need to see your doctor to see if you have damaged your lungs already and need an inhaler. Also, if you are stomach problems, they can make you cough, so really you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can you do to soothe a dry cough in an infant?

What can you do to soothe a dry cough in an infant?

Cough: Unfortunately there is not a cough suppressant recommended for an infant. You can use a humidifier and nasal saline drops. See your ba irs doctor if cough gets worse or affects her ability to eat or drink. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a dry cough. I've had it for about 2 weeks. Can it mean i might have asthma?

What to do if I have a dry cough. I've had it for about 2 weeks. Can it mean i might have asthma?

Can't tell: This may be the result of a recent viral infection or something else. If the cough is bothersome or lasts for more than a month, you should see your doctor. ...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