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 does my daughter have a dry cough for five weeks?

Query: Hello,My daughter has had a dry cough for about five weeks. It got better for a week, but it started again after a week. She has no other symptoms or problems like fever or throat pain. Her oxygen levels are also fine. I notice that while sleeping, too, she does not cough. We consulted a doctor and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. The mentioned medications are more than enough. I suggest you stop Bro-Zedex syrup (Bromhexine, Guaifenesin, Menthol, and Terbutaline) and continue the Montair-LC tablet (Levocetirizine and Montelukast) alone for a week. ...  Read Full »

Do I have interstitial lung disease (ILD) based on my X-ray reports?

Query: Hello doctor, I am sharing my chest X-ray report, PA (posteroanterior), and lateral views of the chest obtained in two images. Cardiomediastinal silhouette and vessels are normal in size. There is borderline central interstitial thickening—faint haziness within the right infrahilar region, probabl...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. I understand your concern. According to your radiological interpretation, you are probably suffering from interstitial lung disease. Interstitial thickening means the repair process of the body gets hampered. The tissue around air sacs or alveoli ...  Read Full »

What medicines can I take for throat irritation post LASIK surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 32 years now. Last Monday got LASIK for my eyes and in recovery phase this week. I had cold before that which has increased and continuing till now. I have throat irritation and slight nose block for which I took Otrivin at night for 2 days but still not much improvement. What table...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. If I was your treating physician, I would recommend you over-the-counter cough syrups like Syrup Grilinctus (contains Dextromethorphan hydrobromide, Chlorpheniramine maleate, Guaifenesin and A...  Read Full »

What could be done for cough and running nose for my five-year-old son?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 5 years old. Since yesterday, he has a cough and running nose. Yesterday, I gave him Zyrcold syrup.  Read Full »


Dr. Chandra Prakash Tanwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your son is suffering from a cough and running nose from one day. I would like some more information: Is this associated with shortness of breath? Is this associated with whistling sounds? What is the color of the sputum? Does he have a fever or labored breathing? Do...  Read Full »

My son has had a dry cough for the last three weeks. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 8 years old. He has dry cough from last three weeks. The doctor prescribed him one week of Erythromycin, followed by one week of Azithromycin. But he still has no relief. The cough increases in the early morning at about 3 AM. Please advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If there is no fever or nasal discharge, then he might be asthmatic. In which case, he will need a bronchodilator and inhaled anti-inflammatory agents.The type of medicine depends on the frequency and severity of the cough, as well as episodes of night cough. His weigh...  Read Full »

I am experiencing dry cough for last 2 months. I did blood test to see something wrong. Here are the results

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35 year old male. I am experiencing dry cough for last 2 months. I visited local doctors two weeks back and they have suggested Deriphyllin R twice a day, Azithral A once a day and Allrite once a day for 5 days. But the cough returned after the course completed. I had slight press...  Read Full »


Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your blood levels show slightly higher eosinophil count. It indicates that you have a tendency to develop allergies. I have some questions for you please answer it for my better help. Do you live in or travel through dusty areas regularly? Do you have pets at home? Do yo...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my severe dry cough for the past two weeks?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 56 year-old-female with type 2 diabetes and hypertension. I am taking tablet Glycomet 500 SR, Coversyl 4 mg, Monti-FX, Alex SF. I have very severe dry cough throughout the day for the past two weeks. The doctor had a suspicion that Coversyl might cause cough. I was taking it for ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern and have gone through your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) in detail, and I will help you out. 1. Your doctor is partly correct. Cough is a very common side effect of Perindopril. It belongs to a group o...  Read Full »

Why is my dry cough still there after taking antibiotics?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from a dry cough. I cough regularly and get tired of it. I am taking Benadryl cough syrup. I also took some antibiotics that did not help. Kindly suggest to me some good medicines for betterment. Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The most common reason for having these symptoms can be a feature of chronic silent GERD with LPR (gastroesophageal reflux disease with laryngopharyngeal reflux). Even though you might be asymptomatic or never had gastric issues in between, the inflammation in th...  Read Full »

What should I do if I have symptoms after taking the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine?

Query: Hello doctor, I got my Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine one week ago. And after my vaccination, I have body ache, headache, fever, cold, chill, tiredness, sore throat, and dry cough. Are my symptoms because of the vaccine? Thanks.   Read Full »


Dr. Aleph

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Vaccine related adverse effects usually last up to 72 hours. Kindly answer me the following to help you better; 1) Do you work outside of your home or frequently leave your house to do chores and the like? 2) Any possible exposure from someone with cough...  Read Full »

What is the cause for my dry cough among pneumonia, post-COVID, and my husband's bone TB?

Query: Hello doctor,I am having an on and off dry cough for more than a month. The cough does not happen continuously. I also notice white sputum immediately after waking up for few months.I had pneumonia twice three years ago. I was positive for COVID one year ago and recovered with medicine. I am living ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. According to your statement, you have been suffering from dry cough for the last month and having white sputum after waking up every morning. Dry cough may result from allergies, asthma, environmental irritants like smoke, pollen, dust,...  Read Full »

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