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Tickly cough

Tickly coughs are dry coughs producing little or no mucus

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  • john's photo avatar
    john — 08.02.2018 20:28
    what about cows water an indian told me it works eonders


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      Jen Tan — 08.02.2018 21:44
      Hello John. I am afraid that I am unable to comment on this as I have neither the knowledge or experience of using cow's water. If I do discover anything, I will come back to you.


    • Tina's photo avatar
      Tina — 13.02.2018 03:59
      What IS cow’s water? Never heard of it.


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    USbase — 06.02.2018 02:50
    Hi, Im struggling with my Drycough and its been a month now.. I recently had my Xray and cbc to check if my lungs is clear ..the result was CLEAR CHEST XRAY no signs of Ptb so the doctor recommended antibiotic to treat my sinus and levocitirizine if cough tickles.. I always drink water, drink vitamins , taking my antihistamine daily but nothing happens... I have chesty dry cough without pleghm... Please assist TY


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      Dr Jen Tan — 06.02.2018 10:29
      Hello, Sorry to hear that you are struggling with a dry cough. If your antibiotic or allergy medication is not helping your symptoms. You could mention to the doctor other possible causes for your cough, such as a viral infection or acid reflux, as mentioned above. Drinking plenty of plain water is a good idea. I suggest avoiding diary products and to try Plantago herbal remedy. as this could be of benefit to ease any sinus issues. This remedy contains toning properties for the ear, nose and throat tract. I hope this helps.


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    allison rodriguez — 04.01.2018 14:54
    I have had my cough for about 5 days, it was not as bad, but now it really is itchy when I sleep. I don't think it's related to GERD but idk. I just really hate having an itchy throat that wakes me up at night. This also happens during the day.


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      Jen Tan — 05.01.2018 13:04
      Hello Alison. If the symptoms of cough and an itchy throat are worse when you lie down (whether day or night), GERD or acid reflux could be a strong possibility. However, at this time of the year, we would be thinking of a viral cause in the first instance and I would consider this as the more likely diagnosis as cold and flu infections start in the throat. Using the A.Vogel throat spray containing echinacea and sage might help with the symptoms.


Bronchosan - Pine Cough Syrup for dry, tickly, irritating throat coughs


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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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