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Dry cough

A dry cough produces little or no mucus and is caused by irritation or inflammation in the throat and chest

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  • Lesley Kirkham's photo avatar
    Lesley Kirkham — 23.09.2017 09:55
    I have had a persistent dry cough now for over a year. It is like somebody is pinching my throats and is just a little cough. This is all the time but more noticeably at night when I am trying to sleep. Also, sometimes during the day if I am talking to somebody and try to talk through the little cough it developed into a full blown gut wrenching bark which can go on for several minutes and is very embarrassing. I have tried Manuka honey or drinking warm water. I don't smoke.


  • Rupak Roy 's photo avatar
    Rupak Roy — 22.09.2017 17:39
    Hello Doctor I have been suffering from Mild Dry cough for last 10 days but I am not coughing while sleeping but the cough gets worse when I am awakeduring day time till I go back to bed


    • Jen Tan's photo avatar
      Jen Tan — 22.09.2017 19:44
      The most common reason for an acute cough such as the one you describe is a viral infection. If this is the case, we would suggest the use of honey and lemon diluted in some warm water or if you need something a bit stronger, the herbs Mullein and Marshmallow. Of course, there could be other reasons for your cough and if it does not settle within the next week or 10 days, you should really seek further help from your local doctor. This is especially important if you develop other symptoms such as chest pain or breathlessness.


    • Rupak Roy 's photo avatar
      Rupak Roy — 22.09.2017 19:43
      Thank you doc I will follow it hope it's a viral infection an goes off in few days


  • Sobia Younas's photo avatar
    Sobia Younas — 21.09.2017 13:40
    Hello doctor! I am suffring from cough from last year december 2016... i uz madicines but not effectv... it produce dogy sound when i cough.. now i feel pain my left side lung due to cough.. hopeful fr hlp


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      Jen Tan — 21.09.2017 15:15
      Hello Sobia. I am sorry to hear that you have been troubled with your cough. The pain you described could either be muscle strain as a result of coughing, or might signify infection or inflammation. It is not clear if you have been to your doctor recently but my advice to you is to make an appointment in order to make sure that there is nothing else going on in your respiratory system.


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