Dry Cough: Causes, Treatments, and When to See a DoctorDr. Seemab Shaikh
In order to expel foreign particles from the respiratory tract, the body automatically triggers the response of coughing. Having a dry cough now and then is not usually the reason for alarm, but chronic coughing may be a sign of a more severe health problem. This page discusses dry cough and its causes, as well as available treatments. Diagnosis, standard care, preventative measures, and knowing when to visit a doctor are also covered.
Treatment of Dry Cough:-
To lessen the intensity and frequency of a dry cough, it is preferable to treat the underlying reason. But there are several overarching therapies that could help alleviate a person’s symptoms, and these include:
Taking a lozenge and sucking on it. Honey, menthol, and eucalyptus are just some of the substances in throat lozenges that have been shown to lessen discomfort and the need to cough.
Medicating against a hacking cough: Taking an over-the-counter cough suppressant containing dextromethorphan may lessen the urge to cough.
Postnasal drip and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms may be alleviated by sleeping with a 6- to an 8-inch elevation of the upper torso. Blocks or wedges placed beneath the bedposts may raise the bed for a person who needs extra height.
A hot shower may help relieve dryness and irritation in the neck due to its warm water and steam.
To visit a doctor when:-
Patients with a dry cough that worsens, persists, or results in the production of blood or green mucus should visit a doctor. If you have a dry cough and any of the following symptoms, you should visit a doctor:
- having tightness in the chest and the need to cough
- breathlessness, or trouble breathing
- issues with swallowing
One who does not create any phlegm or mucus when coughing has a dry cough. Having a dry cough is usually just a passing thing that won’t last long. However, a persistent dry cough may indicate a more serious health problem, such as asthma or gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Chronic coughs may be alleviated with over-the-counter medications, but the best method to treat them is to address the underlying cause. Dry coughs that worsen or that cause vomiting blood need medical attention. If you are looking for dry cough treatment in Pune, consult Dr. Seemab Shaikh.
About Dr. Seemab Shaikh- ENT Specialist in Pune
Dr. Seemab Shaikh is an eminent senior and best ENT Surgeon & ENT Specialist in Pune, India, and is a very well-known name in the field of Snoring and Obstructive sleep apnea both in India and Abroad. He is the best Throat Specialist in Pune and provides effective throat infection & pain treatment in Pune.
Dr. Seemab Shaikh completed his medical graduation and post-graduation from BJ Medical College and Sassoon General Hospital, Pune, in 1993. He has over 30 years of experience in practice in which he has conducted thousands of surgeries in all fields of ENT.