i have a dry hacking cough that won t go away. rx d tess pearls and inhaler but seems to have made my throat dryer and coughs more violent. coughs are dry and violent, no phlegm , no sore throat . can t breathe or get air. then it goes away and i m fine in between. i take cough drops to soothe in between but wish the coughing episodes would stop and they strike at inopportune times.