How do I ridrid a dry cough? I got this cough after a stuffy nose cold.

Diagnose. There are a variety of reasons that you have your cough. You could have a sinus infection or this could be a post infectious inflammatory cough. If you have asthma it could have been exacerbated by a viral infection. If the cough continues, it would be worth seeing your physician to help make the correct diagnosis.

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I have had my dry cough for 1 week since my stuffy nose cold was over. It won't go away and I have tried everything. I have coughing attacks too. Help?

Cough. When is your cough more pronounced? Morning? Night? When laying down? All day? And is the cough the same? I would think its your sinuses first, based on information you provided. Chronic cough isn't diagnosed until after 4 weeks of coughing and can last up to 6weeks. Look for allergens in your environment. Read more...
Post nasal drip. This cough could be from post nasal drip. If saline nasal spray and decongestants are not helping, it needs to be evaluated, you may have a sinus infection or reactive airways such as asthma. See your doctor. Read more...

Having severe hot flashes and chills along with a stuffy nose and dry cough, is this just a normal cold? What can I do for the hot flashes?

What's a normal cold. Difficult to diagnose based upon little information given. Stuffy nose & dry cough suggest "normal" cold but hot flashes & chills might be due to influenza or even pneumonia. If you're otherwise feeling ok (aside from being sick), otc acetaminophen, Ibuprofen & Naproxen are useful to take away fever. Ibuprofen & Naproxen should never be used together since both are nsaids & can irritate stomach. Read more...

I think my 5 month old is catching my cold. During the night she has a little bit of a dry cough and stuffy nose. Any over counter medicine?

Saline nose drops. Saline (salt water) nose drops may relieve the symptoms of congestion. Also a vaporizer.There is currently no other safe otc medications for relief of symptoms at this age. Read more...

What is the difference between a cold and allergies. I'm having some symptoms of runny and stuffy nose, also itchiness and very little dry cough.?

See Allergist. A cold is caused by a virus and is transient. Allergic rhinitis presents with a variety of symptoms including congestion, running, itching (eyes and nose), and post-nasal drip that can be seasonal or year round. Triggers can be allergic (animal dander, pollen, dust mites) or non-allergic (strong scents/odors, cleaning products, weather changes). See an allergist for further workup and skin testing. Read more...

My infant is five months has a dry cough for a week and has a runny stuffy nose no fever should I take him to doctor is it a cold?

Cough. it is always hard to know when to take your baby to the doctor. If he is eating, drinking, pooping, peeing and acting otherwise well and having no fever then I would say no. If he has any trouble breathing, the cough becomes worse, he gets a fever, he becomes lethargic, dehydrated or you are just too worried then get him seen. Worried Mommas are always right. Read more...