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Tickly cough

Tickly coughs are dry coughs producing little or no mucus


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    Eleanora Battles — 30.06.2018 05:04
    I have all the symptoms that I read, I will try to get hold of my doctor so I can start taking Echinacea for my coughing. Right now I am taking four blood pressures meds, one I take twice a day. Thank you, this was very helpful


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    T-j Smith — 22.06.2018 06:37
    Good day. I have had an itchy throat causing a cough for 35 years and no Doctor can help. I have spent my last cent on Doctors and medications but nothing has ever worked. Please can you help, I am desperate to get some sleep! I also have Situs Inversus Totalis and was wondering if this has anything to do with it. Kind regards.


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      Jen Tan — 22.06.2018 08:58
      Hello. I'll contact you by email with some information which I hope will be of some help.


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      T-j — 22.06.2018 12:07
      Many thanks, that is very kind of you.


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      Thom — 28.06.2018 18:16
      My nightly coughs started when I was in blood pressure medication...thickly dry cough 5 minutes after lying down. My doctor prescribed Hydromet and it worked like a charm. I took half a dose because it is a powerful drug and can give you headaches in the morning. I need to convince my doc to renew the prescription cuz she was worried about addiction, but I was never just worked! Hydromet!!!


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      T-j — 29.06.2018 08:55
      Thanks so much, I will get some from the chemist and try it.


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    Katie — 24.03.2018 14:16
    I try your product but it not help me at all. I still have the cough with ticking in back my throat.


    • Jen Tan's photo avatar
      Jen Tan — 24.03.2018 18:15
      Hello Katie. I am sorry that you are still troubled with your cough. There are a number of causes of a tickly cough and these range from infection, to acid reflux and allergies. Each of these will need have different treatments. As symptoms persist, the best advice I can give you at this point is to visit your doctor with the aim of getting a diagnosis. With this, we will have a better chance of recommending the right treatment for you,.


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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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