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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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    lamissa yusufzai — 17.03.2017 00:47
    hello, i wrote a comment a few days ago but with a different username because i had to make a Facebook account to write a comment. i had a few questions. My dad has had dry cough since 5 months. He went to the doctors and they gave him medication too. They told him that it was because of acid. So he took the medication which were different kinds of tablets. They are called OMEPRAZOLE (20 ml) and AZITHROMYCIN (250 ml). He used to smoke like a year or 2 ago but stopped and he works in a smoke shop but that shouldn't be the problem. Could there be a different cause for this problem or a remedy for it. He is suffering from less sleep at nights and daytime too. We would really appreciate your opinion. -Lamissa

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      Dr. Jen Tan — 17.03.2017 14:51
      Hello, if his cough is caused by acid reflux, I often recommend a herbal bitter like the herbal remedy Centaurium. However, as it has lasted over 5 months, I would suggest that he let the doctor know that the medication has not helped, to clarify the root cause. It is really difficult to diagnose over the internet as such without a face to face consultation. Other common reasons behind a dry cough, could be due to a secondary infection, from any recent cold or flu virus or a dry cough can be due to an allergens in the environment. In the meantime, I suggest a Vit C supplement to help strengthen his lungs and our Cough Spray with Mullen and marshmallow could ease his cough here.

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    Cherylann Sasvary — 19.03.2017 01:32
    Hi I have a persistent dry cough I had a cold about 2 months ago and ever since I have had this cough I am a not smoker now since before my cold it is really annoying I have taken dry cough medicine that did no good also it wakes me of a night I do take coversil but have done for about 5 years so I don't think it is that so do you recommend I see my dr

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      Dr. Jen Tan — 21.03.2017 16:39
      Hello, as you’ve had this cough since having a bout of cold, it is possible you’ve contracted a secondary infection. You could try using our Echinaforce tincture together with Vitamin C to help repair the damage and tackle the underlying cause of the cough. If your symptoms persist, it would be worth making an appointment with your doctor.

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    Adriaan — 19.03.2017 20:25
    Hello, I have had a cough for 2 weeks now. It is most often dry, but there is the occasional regurgitation of a speck or 2 of phlegm (apologies for the detail). The coughs come in uncontrollable bursts of 3-10 coughs, and they are hard coughs, like really hard. Sometimes a deep breath can trigger a cough, and most times it does. Every deep breath I take I can feel an itch, or irritation somewhere in my lung. There is no blood whatsoever, it all seems adequately harmless, but I just wanted to check. Half an hour ago I completed a jog, but halfway I had a more persistent burst of coughs, and I had to stop for a couple of minutes. Now, about half an hour later I have pains in my chest and possibly back, these pains are bearable, but they are there, and aren't exactly in the background, disregardable. I was wondering if anyone had an idea as to whether this is serious or not? I am not a hypochondriac.

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      Dr. Jen Tan — 21.03.2017 16:39
      Hello, we do recommend that you make an appointment with your doctor to have any persistent coughs (lasting longer than 2 weeks) checked over. In the meantime, you could try our Cough Spray with Mullein and Marshmallow to see if this helps to ease your cough.

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