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What is the treatment for dry allergy cough ?

I have an allergic dry cough and is peak during day time and quiet at nights Any remedies I AM A MAN OF 50 YRS AND IS GOOD HEALTH AND FITNESS. RECENTLY - A MONTH AGO, SOMETHING TRIGGERED A COUGHING BOUT, DRY COUGH THATS QUITE PERSISTENT. WAS PRESCRIBED ANTI- HISTAMINE LIKE CETRIZINE AND LATER ALLEGRA 120. THIS HAS REDUCED THE COUGH BY 75%. BUT STILL NOT GONE. ANY ADVISE PLEASE?
Asked On : Sun, 21 Aug 2011
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Are you a smoker. Smoking can increase chances of being allergic to smoke, dust causing dry cough. Antihistamine may give relief but will not help in long term. You may need further investigation like blood tests to rule out worm infection, fungal infection which can also cause allergic dry cough. Stop smoking if you do. Use handkerchief when you approach areas of smoke, pollution, anyone who is smoking, gardens to keep away from pollen as well. Consult your Doctor regarding blood tests which may be necessary to make diagnosis to the reason for cough. Do steam inhalation for relief. Yon can try cough suppressant syrups as well to reduce frequency and intensity of cough under medical supervision as well.
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