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Cold, sore throat, wet cough, took Z pack and benzonatate, now dry, unstoppable cough. What to do?

yes my husband went to the urgent care yesterday after being sick all week with what seemed to be a terrible chest cold terrible sore throat and wet cough , spitting a lot of clear mucous never colored he was given a Z pack and Benzonatate 3 x a day for cough this am sore throat gone this eveningdry cough started around 6pm and it is 2;15 am and he can not control this cough he took some Tussin DM it is a dry cough out of control with nothing coming up? he was told it was prob a virus.what can he do to settle down this cough? thank you
Asked On : Fri, 8 Jun 2012
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It is likely to be a viral infection and will take 2-3 days to settle down , please ask him to continue the tussin dm syrup , he can also take steam inhalation 3-4 times a day , it will also give some relief.
Please avoid exertion and take rest , also avoid spicy food!
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