Ask Dr. Jen Tan

Dry cough

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

Echinacea is a traditional herb known to aid the body in its fight against the symptoms of cold and flu. Supplements like Echinaforce help increase the body’s resistance to infection by strengthening the immune system, allowing the body to fight the misery of colds and flu.


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  • Judy's photo avatar
    Judy — 24.07.2017 02:14
    Hi Doctor, I have a dry cough and cough so much that I cannot control my breathing and I pass out because I cannot get air into my lungs. I have been to my gp who is monitoring the problem. It started with a cold.


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    Regine — 23.07.2017 08:40
    Hi. My mother suffers from dry cigh which has with time damaged her vical cords. She has a lot of allergies abd gastric reflux. Antihistamines and manuka honey help somewhat. What else could she take please?


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      Jen Tan — 24.07.2017 17:29
      Both allergies and gastric reflux are known to lead to dry coughs. We would recommend Pollinosan for allergic rhinitis (allergies to air borne particles) and Digestisan containing a combination of herbal bitters, for acid reflux.


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    Susan — 22.07.2017 12:08
    Hi doctor, i have dry cough and chest pain and i found swollen back of my knee


    • Jen Tan's photo avatar
      Jen Tan — 24.07.2017 17:29
      Hello. I am sorry to hear that you have been unwell. Your chest pain could be simply due to a muscle strain because of your cough, but we cannot be certain without an examination from a doctor. It is difficult for me to work out how your swollen knee fits into this picture without knowing more about your medical history. Best advice I can give you at this stage is to make an appointment with your doctor. Please feel free to get back to me should you feel I can be of further help.


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A tickly cough is technically termed as ‘non-productive.’ This is because, unlike a chesty cough, tickly or dry coughs typically bring up little to no phlegm.

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