Allergic Cough

Allergic cough occurs due to a response to an allergen, such as dust, pet dander, pollen, and molds. It is also seen in flu, common cold, and asthma. Allergens cause swelling and irritation of the respiratory tracts. Taking antihistamines and antibiotics provides some relief.

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My son is suffering from a cough and runny nose that aggravates during the night. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, My son has been suffering from cough, running nose, and watery eyes at night for the past one week, which aggravates after midnight. In the morning, after he gets up, he has only a runny nose. Last year he had the same problem, and he was on Momeflo spray for three months.  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Radheshyam Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. A proper assessment can be done if you share the following information; Does he have a fever? What medicines are you giving now? Is he active? Is he having a dry cough or wet cough? Kindly reply.  Read Full »

What would be the best treatment for my 5-year-old son, who has been having dry cough for the past month?

Query: Hello doctor,My 5-year-old-son has had a cough for the past one month. It looks like he has a dry cough due to dust, as no mucus is discharged. However, it repeats when he goes to play. We gave him the Chericof syrup, Montair LC kid syrup, and the tablet Azithral. He stopped coughing for some time, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. He might be having an allergic cough. I suggest you get his absolute eosinophil count and serum IgE (immunoglobulin E) levels checked to confirm allergy. If allergy is confirmed, I suggest you give him the Montair LC (Levocetirizine and M...  Read Full »

What could be the reason behind my feverless dry cough that gets aggravated after meals?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old male who has developed a dry cough with no fever. I have had it for a few months. It mostly happens in the evenings and almost certainly happens after I have eaten. I also find myself clearing my throat a lot. I am currently being investigated for left side abdominal...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to the icliniq,com. You are having a dry cough which is pointing toward an allergic cough. You can try to take turmeric powder with milk daily for dry cough. Decongestants like Montelukast can be prescribed by your doctor. I suggest you consult an allergic specialist doctor for your ph...  Read Full »

My 4-year-old has been having cough and cold from past one week and cannot sleep well at night. What medicines should I give?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a girl child who is 4 years old and weighs around 16 kilograms. She has been having cough and cold for the past 7 days and cannot sleep well during the night. I have been giving her Ambroxol syrup for the past 4 days, and I gave her Allerkid last night. What medication can I giv...  Read Full »


Dr. Radela Yvonne Cortes

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com Does the patient have any fever? Is the patient a known asthmatic or with food and drug allergies? How was the response to Ambroxol and Allerkid? The cough and cold may be due to an infection (viral or bacterial), an allergy, or an asthma attack, among other possible...  Read Full »

I am a 70-year-old asthmatic patient, and I have periodical dry cough for past two months. Kindly help me.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 70 years old, and my weight is 175 lbs. I have a dry cough from time to time in a day, continuing for more than two months. I am an asthmatic patient, taking two puffs of Symbicort inhaler twice daily. My blood pressure is in control, for which I am taking Amlodipine Besylate -10 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your question. I can understand your concern. However, I want to know a few more things like breathing difficulty, fever, and weight loss. May I know whether you have a dry cough or chest congestion, and are you taking any medication or syrup for the cough? ...  Read Full »

Why does my daughter have a dry cough for five weeks?

Query: Hello,My daughter has had a dry cough for about five weeks. It got better for a week, but it started again after a week. She has no other symptoms or problems like fever or throat pain. Her oxygen levels are also fine. I notice that while sleeping, too, she does not cough. We consulted a doctor and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. The mentioned medications are more than enough. I suggest you stop Bro-Zedex syrup (Bromhexine, Guaifenesin, Menthol, and Terbutaline) and continue the Montair-LC tablet (Levocetirizine and Montelukast) alone for a week. ...  Read Full »

I have had a seasonal allergy since childhood, which causes tightness in my throat. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I have an old prescription from my doctor, which I have not renewed yet. I have 5 mg Levocetirizine (Xyzall) and Singulair (Montelukast) 5 mg. My question is whether the 5 mg is the correct dosage for an adult regarding seasonal allergies, as my pharmacist has told me that this is a chi...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Seasonal hay fever allergies can cause tightness of the throat and sometimes even the chest. The correct dosage of montelukast sodium is 10 mg for an adult. The correct dosage of Levocetirizine hydrochloride is 5 mg for an adult. The dosage of plain cetirizine for an adu...  Read Full »

I cough because of allergic sinusitis. Should I take the second dose of COVID vaccine?

Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from a strong cough due to allergic sinusitis; I am taking expectorant syrup. I have suffered from the same problem a long back and took an allergy shot at that time. But this time, I am taking medicine because I have to take the second dose of the COVID vaccine in two da...  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Ideally, it would be best to wait for the cough to resolve before taking the vaccine. Not that vaccine and cough drugs will interact. But the reason is that the vaccine can also cause cough sometimes, and your cough might worsen even on treatment. So, kindly wait a week,...  Read Full »

Dust and perfume make me cough. How can I get better?

Query: Hello doctor,Since many years, I am facing a sinusitis problem. When I catch the flu, it gets worse. This time, I caught the flu twice this month. The sinustis got worse and I visited a doctor who prescribed me with a course of Fexet, Klaricid, and Ventek. He said that I need to take Ventek for thr...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sinusitis will not get relieved by Montelukast tablet alone. We will need to evaluate you. Sinusitis can be due to various factors such as genetics, anatomy, allergy, pollution and much more. When there is chronic sinusitis, we investigate to find the cause...  Read Full »

What could be done for cough and running nose for my five-year-old son?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 5 years old. Since yesterday, he has a cough and running nose. Yesterday, I gave him Zyrcold syrup.  Read Full »


Dr. Chandra Prakash Tanwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your son is suffering from a cough and running nose from one day. I would like some more information: Is this associated with shortness of breath? Is this associated with whistling sounds? What is the color of the sputum? Does he have a fever or labored breathing? Do...  Read Full »

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