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 dry and itchy cough. Can this be due to silicosis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have no familial history of asthma or COPD. I am a 38-year-old male, 30 BMI with prehypertension which I am trying to manage first with diet and exercise. Parents both have hypertension. Two years ago, I became a new home-owner and decided to do some home repairs on my own. I was s...  Read Full »


Dr. Chandra Shekhar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Two or three things are there in your diagnosis. Silicosis. Upper airways cough syndrome. Asthma with ABPA (allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis). You should go for some investigation like HRCT(high-resolution computed tomography) thorax, X-ray chest PA (post...  Read Full »

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