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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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  • Zayn's photo avatar
    Zayn — 07.04.2018 17:22
    Sir my mother has been diagnosed with hcv but she has frequent dry coughing


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      Jen Tan — 08.04.2018 17:54
      Hello Zayn. I am sorry to hear that your mother has been unwell. By HCV, I presume you mean Hepatitis C Virus. As you know, this is a condition that fundamentally affects the liver. Cough is not a common symptom of this condition. However, the immune system can be depressed in those with poor liver function and this might lead to a greater likelihood of viral or bacterial infection. The best advice I can give you and your mother is to report this symptom to her doctor - only in this way, can we work out what the cause is and get the right treatment.


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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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