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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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I have a dry cough, fever and runny nose. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor I have a dry cough along with a fever. Firstly it all started with a dry cough after that fever. Now I have a runny nose along with an occasional cough with mucus. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You may have a respiratory illness like the common cold or flu. I suggest visiting your doctor to get a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. In the meantime, here are some tips to help you feel better: Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, clear broths, frozen ...  Read Full »

I have a respiratory infection and headache. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I think I have an upper respiratory infection. I have chest congestion, sneezing, dry coughing, sore throat, and headache. Is there something I can take that will help?  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It would help if you took the following tablets, Tablet Ibuprofen 400 mg twice daily for five days after food. Tablet Deslor (Desloratadine) once daily for five days after food. Tablet Rabeprazole 20 mg twice daily for five days after food...  Read Full »

I am asthmatic and have a periodical dry cough. Kindly help.

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 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 »

How to treat fever and a continuous dry cough 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 half teaspoon thrice a day. Ple...  Read Full »

Dr. Simy Mathew

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 hi...  Read Full »

How to cure a dry cough which gets worse at night?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 10 weeks pregnant and have developed a chesty dry cough. It is particularly bad when I lie down to sleep at night. Is there anything I can do to get rid of it?  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your primary complaint is a dry cough, especially on lying down. So, I would suggest to first rule out a cardiac cause. In medical terms, a cough and breathlessness on lying down is called paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea (PND) and is due to shifting of the fluid from the...  Read Full »

Why am I having dry cough for the past nine months?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a dry cough for the last nine months. I am not taking any medicine for a dry cough. Suggest some test for a dry cough. What could be the reasons for a dry cough?  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. A dry cough for such a long period could be due to acid reflux especially if you are also having stomach burning, burping or acidity problems. I highly recommend to consult with a gastroenterologist and run upper endoscopy in order to deter...  Read Full »

Is there any effective way to control phlegm passing down the throat?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old. I am having constant cold problems, not a runny nose but I always can feel phlegm passing down in the back of the throat throughout the year. When certain conditions like prolonged exposure to cold temperatures, symptoms like dry cough, heaviness all over the face espe...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Is there any throat pain? Any long term nose block? Any decreased sense of smell? Can you please take a picture of the back of the throat with open mouth showing details of the affected area and send it to me?  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 w...  Read Full »

Dr. Sweta Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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; Give cough syrup two teaspoons thrice a day. Honey and ginger cough lozenges once in two hours. Give gin...  Read Full »

What causes a longstanding itchy throat and sinusitis?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had a raspy throat, sometimes a dry cough, sinusitis, and post nasal drip all my life, but I have been suffering from this throat condition for a long time which developed into a dry cough that is not consistent, but only sometimes. The tickle in the throat or a feeling of irritatio...  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You seem to have chronic pharyngitis secondary to postnasal drip. It may be due to a longstanding allergy. The most common cause is household dust. It would help if you frequently change your curtains and doormats. Avoid pollen and other allergens. For now, you may cont...  Read Full »

How to treat dry cough during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 12 weeks pregnant. For the last three days, I am suffering from a dry cough. My doctor prescribed me Ambrolite D syrup two teaspoons at bedtime and a Vozet tablet once a day. He said that it is an allergic cough. But, after consuming the medicine for two days, my cough does not im...  Read Full »

Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for writing your query to me. A dry cough for more than three days in the absence of breathing difficulties usually suggests viral pharyngitis. You do not need to take antibiotics unless you have a fever. At the same time, you said you are 12 weeks pregnant, so ...  Read Full »

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