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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Why am I having continuous dry cough for a month?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having continuous dry cough for a month. I took antibiotics and cough syrup, still no improvement. What should I do next? Need to undergo TB test or X-ray. Please advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. In the pictures sent, there is no obvious large abnormality seen (attachment removed to protect patient identity). However the X-ray image quality is not very clear and if you are having dry coug...  Read Full »

I am pregnant and suffering from severe dry cough. What could be the cause?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 27-year-old female, and I am pregnant. I have a severe dry cough for the past four weeks. At night it gets worst and hard for me to breathe. What can be the cause?  Read Full »


Dr. Aafiya Almas

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, there is nothing to worry about dry cough during pregnancy because it is a normal. There are various causes for dry cough during pregnancy like allergies, asthma, bronchospasm, rhinitis of pregnancy, heartburn, or weakened immune system. Well, you can soothe yo...  Read Full »

I am experiencing dry cough, internal body shaking, and loss of appetite. What am I going through?

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing a dry cough, and feel like my body is shaking internally without visibly seeing the shaking. I sometimes feel like I am running out of breath. I can feel my heart beat. I am also being forgetful and lack mental clarity. I have significantly lost my appetite. Please h...  Read Full »


Dr. Archana

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. All your blood and ECG reports are normal. If I were a treating physician, then I would have given you a full antibiotic course like Amoxicillin Clavulanic acid preparation like Augmentin for five to seven days depending on your body weight. Kindly get the prescripti...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for chronic dry cough.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from¬†chronic dry cough originating primarily in bronchial area. I feel fatigue, vertigo, lack of appetite and periodic nausea. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Amolkumar W Diwan

Allergy Specialist, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Chronic cough since long time suggests some allergic condition like asthma. For proper diagnosis you should do a chest x-ray and spirometry test. Other symptoms can be suggestive of some infective cause like tuberculosis. So, ultimately after an x-ray and spirometry...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for a 2-month-old baby suffering from dry cough.

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 2 months old and he is suffering with dry cough over the last 3 days. We consulted local doctor and he advised TA-65 capsule which can be taken by mixing one capsule in 10 cc of distilled water. He advised to use 2 mL of this mixture for 3 days. My question is how exactly does T...  Read Full »


Dr. Sirisha

Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your kid is probably suffering from some throat infection or lung infection (respiratory infection). TA - 65 is a telomerase activator, it comes in capsule form. It is used to boost immune system, skin and given for sexual improvement. It has no role in cough and it...  Read Full »

How can fever and a continuous dry cough be treated in a kid?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is having a fever for the last five days and has dipped slowly from 102.5 F to 100.4 F in five days. The fever is backed up by a cough also. For the last 36 hours, he is having a continuous dry cough for which our physician suggested Levolin syrup 2.5 mL thrice a day. Please op...  Read Full »


Dr. Simy Mathew

Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your child is having viral upper respiratory tract infection. His fever will subside in another two days. Viral fevers last for five to seven days. A cough will remain for a few days. I suggest instead of giving syrup Levolin (Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol), nebulize...  Read Full »

What can be done for severe dry cough and sore throat?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 56 years old. For last one month or so she is suffering from a sore throat and dry cough. Cough is severe. Throat problem improves and detoriates periodically. She has a history of an asthmatic problem. We have consulted doctors and she has taken three courses of antibiot...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have evaluated the history and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems she is suffering from chronic allergic bronchitis. Now, her chest X-ray is non-specific. My recommendations would be first of all to get a CECT chest and a pulmonary func...  Read Full »

What ayurvedic medicine can be used for cold and dry cough?

Query: Hello doctor, Due to weather change, I caught a cold and dry cough is there since last four days. Please suggest some medicine to expel a cough from the body.  Read Full »


Dr. Mahwish

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A dry cough is very common with a change of weather and is often prolonged. It often causes a lot of discomforts especially in the throat. It can also be associated with seasonal allergies. You will be needing an expectorant along with a drug from the bronchodilator ...  Read Full »

Why is there a lump in throat followed by dry cough?

Query: Hello doctor, There is a lump in throat under the chin, lump on left side of the neck and lump on the left shoulder. Followed by headaches, voice hoarseness, and dry irritation cough. I am a female of 32 years.  Read Full »


Dr. Albana Greca

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Lumps in the throat under the chin associated with headaches, voice hoarseness, and dry irritation cough are due to acute infection of the throat, most probably laryngotracheitis. I highly recommend consulting with ENT specialist to rule out infectious mononucleosis....  Read Full »

Will Asthalin, Levolin and Montek LC help settle dry cough?

Query: Hello doctor,My daughter is 3 years old. She is having a dry cough since four days. My doctor prescribed Asthalin and Levolin along with Montek LC. Will these help in settling the cough?  Read Full »


Dr. Baratu Bhaisara

Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. May I suggest: It Seems your doctor is treating her for an allergic lower respiratory tract infection. He is right. It should help in settling the cough. Take extra precaution for dust and stressors. If she does not respond within two days then she will need to be...  Read Full »

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