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Could you tell me what's the best way to get rid of a cough when you can't take any over-the-counter medications?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends....

Cough treatment depends on the etiology of the cough.
It could be due to bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip, bronchitis, etc. All these diagnoses have completely different treatments so you should see your doc for eval for any cough lasting more than a week or 2. If it is due to a virus, it should run its course within that time. There are many effective prescription treatments.

In brief: Depends....

Cough treatment depends on the etiology of the cough.
It could be due to bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip, bronchitis, etc. All these diagnoses have completely different treatments so you should see your doc for eval for any cough lasting more than a week or 2. If it is due to a virus, it should run its course within that time. There are many effective prescription treatments.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Cough

The best way is to see your doctor to find the cause of your cough and then treat the cause.
There are many causes of cough so you have to know why you are coughing before you can get well.

In brief: Cough

The best way is to see your doctor to find the cause of your cough and then treat the cause.
There are many causes of cough so you have to know why you are coughing before you can get well.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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