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How do we get rid of a dry persistent cough?
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Depends...
It depends on the etiology of the dry persistent cough.
If it is due to bronchospasm, a bronchodilator inhaler may be needed. If it is due to post-nasal drip, a nasal spray may be needed. If gerd is the culprit, meds to treat gerd may be needed, etc. A dry persistent cough may be due to several factors and all culprits need to be addressed for the cough to resolve.

In brief: Depends...
It depends on the etiology of the dry persistent cough.
If it is due to bronchospasm, a bronchodilator inhaler may be needed. If it is due to post-nasal drip, a nasal spray may be needed. If gerd is the culprit, meds to treat gerd may be needed, etc. A dry persistent cough may be due to several factors and all culprits need to be addressed for the cough to resolve.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Jackie Lam
Family Medicine
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In brief: Find the source
Cough is a reflex - there is always something that triggers the cough.
For dry cough, the most common reasons are post-uri hypersensitivity, allergy-related, dry throat, chemical irritants, asthma (if you have a history of it). Once you find the cause, you can then treat yourself accordingly.

In brief: Find the source
Cough is a reflex - there is always something that triggers the cough.
For dry cough, the most common reasons are post-uri hypersensitivity, allergy-related, dry throat, chemical irritants, asthma (if you have a history of it). Once you find the cause, you can then treat yourself accordingly.
Dr. Jackie Lam
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