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

Query: Hi doctor, I am asking for advice on behalf of my mother. She got a positive result for COVID-19 before a month. She took medicines for five days and then, she was in quarantine. Now it has been a month. But she has some symptoms and we are not sure whether it is associated with COVID-19. She has s...  Read Full »


Dr. Nasir

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your problem. COVID-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) can show a lot of symptoms even after the infection gets cleared. The major symptom that lasts for a long time is a dry cough. It remains for a long time even after the infe...  Read Full »

My 12-year-old daughter is suffering from dry cough for ten days. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 12 years old. She has a dry cough since 10 days. The doctor says that it is rhinitis. Her URT is congested and getting continuous dry coughing. The prescription given is tablet Telekast, spray Nasonex, syrup Chericof and also tab Dompan SR. But, the medicines are not wo...  Read Full »


Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. With the symptoms you have stated, it looks like your child has an allergic disorder. You can continue the same medications as prescribed by your doctor. Sometimes, cough lingers for a longer time than usually expected. Avoid polluted environment, cigarette smoke (passiv...  Read Full »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 »

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

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 »

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