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Suggest remedy for constant dry cough

my 3 year old has a dry tickly cough and barely goes a few mins without coughing, is there anything I can give him? I tried tylix cough syrup but doesnt seem to help. He regularly gets coughs that seem to last forever. He has no other symtoms and does not have a cold
Thu, 26 Oct 2017
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Pulmonologist 's  Response
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Chronic, recurrent dry cough in children should always be evaluated for asthma and lung infections (tuberculosis).
So better not to give any drugs directly.
First diagnose the problem and then start appropriate treatment.
So take your child to pediatrician and get done clinical examination of respiratory system and chest x ray.
He may need antibiotics, inhaled bronchodilators (formoterol or salmeterol) and inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) (budesonide or fluticasone).
Don't worry, he will be alright with appropriate treatment.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wishing good health to your child. Thanks.
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