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Cold, cough, tickling at back throat. Tips to reduce cough?

Hi, I have a mild cold and I am coughing every so often from a tickling in the back of my throat, this has reduced since coughing all the time where I thought I had a chest infection, its slightly better now but I have a very important football match tomorrow that I need to play, is there tips to reduce coughing or maximise oxygen intake for the game? thanks
Asked On : Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Jun 2015
Hello dear,

The symptoms as mentioned in your post suggest that you might be having Allergic bronchitis.
Due to hyper-responsiveness of the respiratory tract mucosa, there is increase bouts of cough.

Management includes:
1. Antihistamine preparations like Allegra can be taken for symptomatic relief.
2. Montelukast, which is used as a maintenance therapy to relieve symptoms of seasonal allergies & asthma.
3. Anti tussive formulations are helpful in soothing the throat and reducing the frequency of cough
4. Maintain adequate hydration & take a healthy balance diet.
5. Also make sure that you are well protected from cold, dust & other allergens.

And as you have an important match, avoid taking any sedative histamines or cough suppressants containing opioids.
Wishing you a good health.
Thanks & take care.
Answered: Fri, 5 Jul 2013
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