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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

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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    aamir khan — 18.11.2017 18:10
    I have a dry cough for almost 2 years and i have balancing problemsms


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      Jen Tan — 20.11.2017 02:28
      A chronic and persistent cough should be treated by your doctor locally. Balance problems or dizziness could be the result of middle ear inflammation and could also be related to your cough. We need to work out the cause of both problems before the appropriate treatment can be recommended.


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    June powell — 02.11.2017 20:13
    Hello, I had a heavy cold 5 weeks ago resulting in practically losing my voice for about a week , after an eve at a party where I had to raise my voice to talk. My voice came back but I followed by a persistent dry cough, with the need to constantly clear my throat, a slight cold returned with this about a week ago ! Many thanks JP


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      Jen Tan — 03.11.2017 08:24
      Hello June. The inflammation caused by these viral infections can linger and if your immune system has not done its work, it could be that the viral infection is still persisting. As it is now 5 weeks since the original infection, you are best to get things checked out by your doctor. If your doctor agrees that there is lingering infection, I would suggest using Echinacea throat spray for a week or so.


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      Ernie — 09.11.2017 22:10
      Hello I have had this dry cough for over 3 months.At nigh i do sleep well.I has a chest x-ray and it came out normal.I went to see my Doctor and he gave me Omerprazole Capsules Gastro-Resistant.- It went away for a while and now the cough is back and even worse than before.


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      Jen Tan — 09.11.2017 22:35
      Hello Ernie. If Omeprazole worked for a while, it suggests that the cause of your cough might be acid reflux but the medication stopped working for some reason. A change of medicines might help you and if you would prefer something natural, we would suggest giving A.Vogel Digestisan a try. In any case, if symptoms persist, get straight back to your doctor.


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    Rodel — 02.11.2017 06:38
    Hi sir. I have a cough for a month. No phlegm. It always react in air conditioned room only. The docotor gave me.muculem and levo cetirizine for 1 chest x ray is normal.


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      Jen Tan — 02.11.2017 08:57
      Hello Robel. From the medication your doctor has prescribed, you are probably being treated for an allergy. This does fit with the symptoms you have described - coughing in reaction to a change in temperature (hot to cold) is a sign of airways reactivity and is seen in those suffering allergies or some forms of asthma. If the medicines you are taking are not working, go back and let your doctor know. If you would like to try something natural, the remedy Pollinosan may help but inform your doctor that you are using this.


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