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Have coughing fits from itchy throat for five weeks. Will almost cause vomiting. Allergy meds seem not to help. Cough stems from viral tonsillitis.

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Dr. David Menchell
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Post-viral cough

It is not unusual to have a persistent cough following a viral upper respiratory infection.
This can due to inflammation of the windpipe (tracheitis) or throat irritation from a post-nasal drip. Treatment may include otc cough suppressants like Robitussin dm. You may need a stronger prescription cough med or a nasal med like a steroid nasal spray for a drip. Your pmd can decide which is best.

In brief: Post-viral cough

It is not unusual to have a persistent cough following a viral upper respiratory infection.
This can due to inflammation of the windpipe (tracheitis) or throat irritation from a post-nasal drip. Treatment may include otc cough suppressants like Robitussin dm. You may need a stronger prescription cough med or a nasal med like a steroid nasal spray for a drip. Your pmd can decide which is best.
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