Our expert says:
It sounds as if your cough may be due to an allergic or asthmatic reaction rather than an infection. If the small airways of the lungs are in spasm due to irritants (could be anything like pollen, cold air, exercise, dust, cigarette smoke) it tends to cause a dry cough and some wheezing. Taking a cough syrup with a bronchodilator in it like Alcophyllex or Bisolvon linctus plus an anti-allergic tablet like Loratidine may help. Just follow instructions on the bottle as too much of the bronchodilator can cause palpitations and tremors. If you think this is the cause, it may be a good idea to get a lung function test while you have the symptoms to confirm asthma.
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