I have had a wet cough for about a week that does not go away with medication. Please help.

Q. How can I manage my persistent wet cough that does not go away with medications?

Answered by
Dr. J N Naidu
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 27, 2022 and last reviewed on: May 25, 2023

Hello doctor,

I have a wet cough that does not go away. It has been over a week, and I am getting quite concerned. I have had Cetirizine hydrochloride, DayQuil/NyQuil, Flonase, and cough drops to suppress the coughing, but it keeps coming back. Often, I would wake up coughing. Occasionally, it would affect my voice and give me headaches.

I had chills on the second day. I have been sleeping a lot and drinking a ton of water. I had something similar about three years ago. The doctor diagnosed it as a post nasal drip and prescribed me oral antihistamines.



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I suggest Azithromycin 500 mg - one tablet daily in the morning for five days.

Avoid ice creams, cool water, and carbonated beverages. Gargle mouth with warm salt water at night regularly. Brush your teeth at night.

Revert after three days.

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