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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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    Stephen hunter — 18.03.2018 14:08
    I'm a 53 year old man I just noticed I have blood in my urine it's happened a couple of times this week I had to change my boxers 3 times due to fresh red blood on the inside of them is this ok in men thanks


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      Jen Tan — 18.03.2018 14:37
      Hello Stephen. It is unusual for men to report this symptom. There are a number of causes for blood in the urine and the symptom warrants further investigation. I would suggest that you make an early appointment with your doctor.


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    RAJ PAUL SINGHAL — 06.03.2018 08:36
    I am senior citizen 75 years old.When I call phone or talk then I got dry cough without mucus.I have no saliva from 5 years.Is there any remedies for saliva or dryness


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    Ubaidullah — 23.02.2018 20:54
    sir on 5th i felt burn in my chest and also fever then i took antibiotic and it results in giving releif from fever and chest pain and burn...but after 9th feruary i am facing regulary dry cough specially at day time when i speak or talk on mobile.during i have no cough at night while sleeping.but as soon as i get up early in the morning and after start speaking the cough also starts.plz help me how to get rid from this problem...?


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      Margaret T — 24.02.2018 03:43
      Wow that was a weird auto correct. I was trying to say: must slim coughs be compared to heavy coughs?


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      Jen Tan — 25.02.2018 12:48
      Hello Ubaidullah. There could be a number of reasons for the symptoms you have described. One that I will be considering firstly is whether or not you have developed a mild form of asthma as a result of your viral or bacterial infection. This can be made worse by atmospheric pollution and usually settles as you recover, given time. There are of course other possible reasons for your cough lingering and the best advice I can give you at this point is to go back to your doctor to let them know that you have a residual dry cough.


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      Jen Tan — 25.02.2018 12:48
      Hello Margaret T. In general, coughs can be described as either dry (producing little sputum) or productive (with lots of sputum or phlegm). Although these descriptions are not always clear cut, they do give us a starting point when considering the causes of a cough. Other symptoms that doctors look out for include the colour of sputum, whether blood is present and also, what might bring the cough on. For instance, a cough brought on by exercise in someone over 50 years of age might suggest a cardiac problem. I hope that this answers hour question.


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Extract of fresh spruce (pine) shoots and honey. For dry, tickly and irritating coughs.
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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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