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acute coughing without phelgum

acute coughing without phelgum...since last 5 days ...kindly advise medicines...!!
Asked On : Sat, 20 Feb 2010
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  Anonymous's Response

Hi.. It may be an allergic cough.. Ginger tea is good for dry coughs.. You may try these with cough suppressants syrups such as benadryl..

Answered: Sun, 21 Feb 2010
Pulmonologist Dr. Tushar Sahasrabudhe's  Response
Dear Anshuman,

Cough is just a symptom and not a disease in itself. It makes more sense to find out the cause of cough and then treat it. The causes vary from simple tonsillitis to lung cancer ! Usually, dry coughs do not serve a purpose (of removing respiratory secretions) and therefore can be safely suppressed with a cough suppressant preparation. This is not the solution though.

If I have to give you an example; you ask medicine for fever and doctor advises a tablet of crocin. It will relieve the fever but will it cure you?? You have neither looked for the cause of fever nor did you treat it !

-Dr. Tushar
Answered: Sun, 18 Sep 2011
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