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 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 »

What can be done for chronic dry cough?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old female. I am suffering from cough for almost a month and my abdomen is paining badly due to cough. The cough gets so severe and I end up vomiting, be it early morning or night. I consulted the doctor and was diagnosed with chronic cough. I followed the medicine and it o...  Read Full »


Dr. Abhishek Dixit

Nephrologist, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Chronic cough for more than three weeks needs evaluation. I would recommend to check CBC (complete blood count), ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), Mantoux test, chest x-ray, ECG and serum creatinine levels. Chronic GERD - gastroesophageal acid reflux symptoms...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my on and off fever and persistent dry cough?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 50-year-old male. It all started with a continuous dry cough a couple of months ago. I have a problem with recurring sinus and resultant cold and cough due to sinus. Additionally, I also have a dry cough problem whenever I eat something like pickles or anything sour. That dry c...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Noted you had a fever history and dry cough. In the attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), a positive finding is raised CRP (C-reactive protein) and SGPT (serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase). CRP and SGPT can be raised in viral inflammation ...  Read Full »

I have a dry cough which gets worse at night. Please suggest a cure.

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

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Please suggest medications for chronic dry cough.

Query: Hi doctor, I need help for my daughter, who has been coughing (dry cough) for almost two weeks. No other symptoms were noted. She is eating well, and no other family member is sick. She is 28 years old and does not have any other medical condition. We have been giving her Vitamin C and zinc (1000 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw your complaints, and I am concern about it. If she has dry cough alone and there are no other symptoms like breathing problems, I would recommend you take cough syrup and drink lukewarm water for the next few days. You can take Corex syrup (it contains Code...  Read Full »

Please confirm the diagnosis and suggest medicine for typhoid?

Query: Hi doctor, I am writing this for my close relative. A local doctor diagnosed her with typhoid. She also has a throat infection. I am attaching herewith the reports for your reference. Please confirm and advise the medicine for the same.  Read Full »


Dr. Manisha

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The first report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) that you have provided is a complete blood count, and that does not say anything about typhoid. However, the second report shows the Widal test results, which confirms the presence of active Salmonella ty...  Read Full »

Is low platelet count a symptom of dengue?

Query: Hi doctor, My father has nagging dry cough for about one month. Our physician has doubted it as allergic bronchitis and the x-ray also justifies the same. As per today, his platelet count is 125000. Is there anything to worry? Or is this a sign of dengue? Myself and my brother have just recovered f...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshuman Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For dengue, the first and the foremost thing to be present is fever. Dengue is not diagnosed only on the basis of platelet count. Also, mild thrombocytopenia (low platelet) is common in older adults. All you have to check is the trend of platelet count ...  Read Full »

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