Common "Cough" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


If you have any irritant in your throat like dust, smoke, or fluid, a cough is the body's reflex action to clear the throat. A cough is the most frequent symptom of an infection in the upper and lower respiratory tract like bronchitis, asthma, COPD, common cold, flu, and emphysema. A cough can be dry (non-productive) or accompanied with sputum (productive).

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Why do I get a cough during December, which lasts for three to four months?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 30 years old, female. I get cough problem during year end which never goes till next 3 to 4 months. I get a little bit of relaxation by medicine but not completely and again next year I feel the same problem. I have gone for X-ray, etc., and everything was fine.  Read Full »

Dr. Aditi Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your cough seems related to the weather which gets worse during the winter season. Which city do you live in since some dry arid or polluted cities have high levels of toxins? And what is your BMI (body mass index) or weight and height? That may also cause gastric irritat...  Read Full »

Though my cough supresses on medicine, I still have mucus production. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past three months, I was having a dry cough. I consulted a doctor who advised me Augmentin 625 mg, Grilinctus, Betadine gargle, and steam for five days. That gave me a lot but not full relief. I continued gargle and steam for some more time. Since then, the cough is reducing. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditi Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The problem you are suffering is a viral illness that is temporary. You also need to check for any triggers that cause the mucus to increase. If you started with a dry cough, there should be no mucus build-up anymore. The feeling in your throat may possibly be due to...  Read Full »

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