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I have a terrible dry cough at the moment and it is keeping

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I have a terrible dry cough at the moment and it is keeping me awake at night, my throat is also very dry. Sometimes when i cough i get a pain in my back, could this be a chest infection and should i see my doctor and get an antibiotic. Thanks
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 years ago.

Dr. D.J. :

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Dr. D.J. :

Hi there,

This is Dr. D.J., experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Dr. D.J. :

Dry cough is commonly caused by the allergies.

Dr. D.J. :

Seasonal allergies are the common cause.

Dr. D.J. :

Another possibility can be a viral infection like viral bornchitis

Dr. D.J. :

Viral infection does not respond to antibiotics.

Dr. D.J. :

And viral infection may take sometime to clear up.

Dr. D.J. :

Antibiotics only help with bacterial infection.

Dr. D.J. :

Bacterial infection usually causes fever, shortness of breath and productive cough with phlegm.

Dr. D.J. :

Now, you can use pseudoephedrine and dextromethorphan together to suppress the cough.

Dr. D.J. :

Sometimes, codeine based cough syrup can be used to suppress the cough which is prescription based.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
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