Dry Cough

A dry cough is usually seen at the end of a cold or after being exposed to dust or smoke. The other causes of dry cough are a viral infection, allergies, asthma, and blockage of the air passage.

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How to manage dry cough that is present from a week?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 37-year-old female with a weight of 51 kilograms and a height of four feet ten inches. I have a dry cough for a week intermittently. I have a slight heaviness in the chest while breathing. Kindly suggest.   Read Full »


Dr. Md Rajja

Internal Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, General Medicine Physician, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can take an X-ray of the chest in a posteroanterior view. You can do a throat swab test to rule out covid-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). You can take tablet Azithromycin 500 mg once a day for five days, tablet Loratidine 10 mg thrice a day for...  Read Full »

How dangerous is the coronavirus disease?

Query: Hello doctor, My brother is 37 years old and has been diagnosed with COVID-19. He is having a continuous fever ranging from 102-104 degrees Celcius and oxygen level varying from 92- 96. He is in-home quarantine. Everyday symptoms are changing, and on day one, he had a high fever, body ache, head...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your brother has been suffering from COVID-19. As Covid-19 mainly attacks the respiratory tract, so cough may be noticed as diseases progress. Initially, dry cough may appear, then cough becomes intractable ...  Read Full »

I have fever and sore throat but not loss of smell and taste. Am I safe from COVID?

Query: Hi doctor, From yesterday I am having a sore throat and fever of 100. 9 degrees F. It is fluctuating between 100.4 to 100.9 degrees F. I am feeling a pricking sensation in my throat and a mild dry cough. I had drunk house water kept in the refrigerator for few days. I am also feeling a bit tired....  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sore throat, dry cough, fever, and cold are common to both common cold and to COVID. Having said that, most COVID patients complain of loss of smell and taste. Since you are not having both the problems, you are relatively safe. I would like to assure you that you do...  Read Full »

Why am I having difficulty breathing through the nose even after using Symbicort Rapihaler?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. My height is 167 cm, and my weight is 50 kg. I have asthma, and I am using Symbicort Rapihaler for my maintenance (two times a day) and emergency inhalation. I have recently been feeling more tired than usual, and I have chest and back pain. I also have dry ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Yes, in such a case, you can use a nebulizer. You can use a nebulizer with Symbicort. It will help you more, and I can see according to your symptoms, it seems that you have got a common infection as well. So you ha...  Read Full »

Why am I recovering very slowly from COVID-19?

Query: Hi doctor,I have mild asthma with a cough for two weeks. I am a COVID-19 patient. Currently, I am taking Benzo 200 mg, Famotidine 20 mg, and Albuterol as needed.   Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. According to your statement, you are suffering from a cough that is dry in nature and you are a COVID-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) patient. You have a past history of mild asthma and anxiety. Your treatment depends ...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest medicines for heartburn, dry cough, and nausea?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35-year-old female, and I am 51 kg by weight. I have been having heartburn, dry cough, and nauseous feel for almost a month now. I have amended my diet for more than two months and have not been eating pork or beef. I am taking veggies and fish now. Also, I am eating small portion...  Read Full »


Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your detailed history, which is more suggestive of reflux disease. You can follow preventive measures like elevating the headend of your bed by at least 5 inches, and there should be at least two hours gap between dinner and going to bed. Avoid smoking, and l...  Read Full »

How to treat dry cough presenting with recurrent fever?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 84 years old female. I am having dry cough for twenty-four hours. I am a patient with bronchiectasis. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you are suffering from a dry cough and you are a patient of bronchiectasis. Antibiotics help in treating bronchiectasis. Macrolides are specific types of antibiotics that not only kill certain types of bacteria...  Read Full »

Does COVID-19 show long term effects in affected persons?

Query: I want to take advise on behalf of my mother. She was tested positive for Corona before a month. She took the medicine as per covid test kit for 5 days and then quarantine. Now its almost a month but she has some symptoms so we are not sure if they r associated with covid. She has sweating during ni...  Read Full »


Dr. Nasir

Pain Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Good day to you. I have gone through your problem. let me give you a brief background into my experience with covid. I have been working in a government ICU setup especially for covid for the last 5 months as a consultant general physician. now the thing about covid is that it it has a lot of post ...  Read Full »

What precaution should I take to prevent the reattack of COVID-19 infection in the future?

Query: Hello doctor,I was tested COVID-19 positive last month, and my HRCT score was 24. I still have a dry cough. What precautions should I take in the near future?  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you had been suffering from pneumonia and had become COVID-19 positive. Your HRCT (high resolution computed tomography) chest show patchy, predominantly peripheral areas of ground-glass opacities, septal thick...  Read Full »

My pregnant wife is suffering from cough and nose block. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 26 weeks pregnant and she is suffering from cold and cough for the past two days. Also, she is having a chronic nose block from her 12th week and using nasal spray for relief. She is finding it very hard to sleep for the past two days because of continuous cough. Her cough is ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sweta Singh

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Any infection is not good for pregnant women. Please confirm if your wife has any fever. Meanwhile, you can take the following measures to help her feel comfortable: Dabur Honitus cough syrup two teaspoons thrice a day. Honitus ginger cough lozenges once in two hours. Giv...  Read Full »

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