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Suggest treatment for ticklish dry cough

I have had an incessant ticklish dry cough for almost three weeks. It is non productive and just there, everytime I try to talk, I end up coughing. I even cough at night a lot more, do I need antibiotics for this, I have taken simple linctus but to no avail, I am now taking cough mixture for dry tickly cough. Is this okay or do I need to see my GP. I am 54 years and do have sickle cell anaemia which is well controlled. I weigh 52 kg.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016
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Hi welcome to HCM....

Mostly in general population the cause for dry cough is viral flu in most of cases ....

Sometimes allergy , dust, air pollution or acid reflux can be the cause. ...

Bronchitis also should be ruled out ....

Here as three week occurred investigate your case with chest x ray ....

If bronchitis like condition there spirometry done to assess severity ..

Take turmeric powder in hot milk daily ...

Hot water taken ....

Avoid smoking .....

If acid reflux present omeprazole capsule taken....

If dry cough excessive than dextromethorphan syrup will be useful ...

Hope your concern solved ..

Advise : pulmonologist consultation...

Take care
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