Posted by: Thabi | 2011/10/19

Irritating cough

Hi Doc,

Please assist, i have this irritating cough for about a week now, it feels like my throat is dry &  it gets itchy, i think it was caused by the aircon at work, what can i do to get rid of it?

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Your cough can be due to a multitude of reasons. It is possible that you have sinusitis with a post nasal drip. I therefore, suggest that you consult your doctor for an examination to have a proper diagnosis made. It is possible that you might need a short course of antibiotics.

You did not mention if you are taking any medication but please note that some anti-hypertensive medication can cause a chronic dry cough.


Dr Anrich

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Posted by: Thabi | 2011/10/19

I''ve been taking Vicks cough mixture &  some lozenges, seems to be getting a bit better, but my nose &  throat are still a bit dry, thanks though

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