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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes dry cough?

Hi i have a dry cough that makes me gag and wretch, it produces nothing then i need to wet my mouth when i do with saliva, and then swallow, it feels like it has spikes in it and makes me gag and wretch, what could this be and what can i do about it.?
Wed, 20 Sep 2017
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Pulmonologist 's  Response
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
By your history and description, possibility of throat irritation and related cough is more likely.
So better to consult ENT doctor and get done clinical examination of throat.
Yoi will mostly improve with levocetrizine or fexofenadine twice daily after some food.
Drink plenty of fluids orally and keep yourself hydrated. Avoid oily and spicy food. Avoid junk food. Avoid hard to chew food.
Do warm water gargles 5-6 times a day.
Don't worry, you will be alright with all these.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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