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Suggest medication for persistent dry cough

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Dr. Noble Zachariah

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Posted on Wed, 14 Dec 2016 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: I had a headache and felt nauseous a few days ago. I also had a dry cough but no sore throat. I still have a cough and have been tired but do not have a headache or feel nauseous anymore. Should I go to the doctor or do you think the worst has past?
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Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah 1 hour later
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Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome and thanks for your query.
If you do not have fever or yellow / green sputum or breathlessness, it would be okay to take an OTC cough syrup and wait.
If you have these symptoms, it may be better to see a doctor and have yourself examined and treated.
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