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What causes prolonged dry cough and pain below the tongue?

I am coughing for a few days now, it s a dry, tickly cough, a few minutes ago I had a coughing attack and just after it the back of my tongue started hurting. It feels like a sore muscle after exercise, could it be that I strained it while coughing? I m a 23 y.o. female
Fri, 12 Feb 2016
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I understand your concern. It looks like you have viral pharyngitis/ Upper respiratory tract infection. prolonged coughing can strain the muscle of the throat and you can feel the pain below the tongue or around the oral cavity. the symptoms are usually self limiting and antibiotics don't work on viral infections. you could try certain options for symptomatic relief of cough and ticklyness.

1) throat lozenges ( vicks, strepsils etc)
2) non narcotic cough suppressants like tab Benz (benzonatate 100mg Thrice daily)
3) eat warm foods and avoid cold and icy drinks
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