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Little tickle in my throat. The cold is gone so how do I get rid of the cough?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Treatments....

Sometimes there is residual bronchospasm once a cold resolves.
This can be treated with bronchodilator and steroid inhalers until the bronchospasm and airway inflammation is completely gone. You may also have residual post-nasal drip which can be treated with nasal sprays. So, see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.

In brief: Treatments....

Sometimes there is residual bronchospasm once a cold resolves.
This can be treated with bronchodilator and steroid inhalers until the bronchospasm and airway inflammation is completely gone. You may also have residual post-nasal drip which can be treated with nasal sprays. So, see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Time

A persistent cough after a cold can be do to several factors, post nasal drip , some patients with can have an asthma like problem ( post viral cough or cough variant asthma ) sometimes this will slowly resolve.
Some patients respond to treatment of the underlying problem, for example in the some cases an inhaled steroid may help. A persistent cough needs a doctor visit to exclude other problems.

In brief: Time

A persistent cough after a cold can be do to several factors, post nasal drip , some patients with can have an asthma like problem ( post viral cough or cough variant asthma ) sometimes this will slowly resolve.
Some patients respond to treatment of the underlying problem, for example in the some cases an inhaled steroid may help. A persistent cough needs a doctor visit to exclude other problems.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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Dr. Michael Jones
Family Medicine

In brief: Nasal Irrigation

Nasal saline was using "sinus rinse" can be helpful.

In brief: Nasal Irrigation

Nasal saline was using "sinus rinse" can be helpful.
Dr. Michael Jones
Dr. Michael Jones
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