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Sore throat, headache and dry cough. Using vaporizer and Guaifenesin. How to relieve chest tightness?

I got a sore throat last Sunday that had a bad headache accompany it. As of Wednesday last week, the sore throat is gone and the headache, too, but I now have a bad, dry cough . Nothing comes up and I cough every minute or so throughout the day. I sleep with a vaporizor on at night and I do take a Guaifenesin 400 mg but it is not working. Can you suggest anything else to relieve my tight chest and my inability to have a productive cough? thank you!
Asked On : Fri, 12 Oct 2012
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Welcome to the forum. It is nice to know that you have partially recovered from your illness. To get rid of congestion, you need mucolytics that can loosen the thickened mucous and phlegm ( dry cough and congestion) and help to bring them up from the airways. Bromophiniramine can be of help. Alert your treating doctor if you are allergic to the mentioned medications.

Take soups and warm meals to feel better. Steam inhalation for 15-20 minutes twice a day regularly for 20-25 days will cure you naturally. Nasal saline wash under an expert in also helpful.

Stay away from pollution, pollen or anything that may trigger your symptoms. Try to sleep well and perform yoga under an expert to be able to breath well and get rid of congestion.

Have a nice day, take care.
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