I have had a severe dry but deep cough, chills, slight fever, sensitive skin, runny nose for 2 days now. Should I go to the Dr. or just wait it out? Taking sudafed, zicam, cough drops, aspirin for the fever, juice, water

Suffering from a dry cough is a very common medical condition and almost everyone will experience its onset from time to time over the course of their lives. Suffering from a dry cough could indicate a number of problems. For example, while the condition could be the result of nothing more than some sort of irritation within the respiratory tract, it could also be a symptom of a more serious underlying condition. If you suffer from a persistent dry cough, it is highly recommended that you visit your doctor to help detect the presence of any underlying condition. The effective treatment of this condition will also bring relief to the dry cough and finally resolve the problem. While suffering from a dry cough can be a very uncomfortable and irritating condition, it draws the same reaction from people in close proximity to the patient and is one of the reasons that other individuals will also coax the patient to seek treatment. People suffering from asthma are highly prone to dry coughs, while people suffering from conditions such as pulmonary disease and seasonal allergies are also at risk. It is also important to keep in mind the fact that there are a few medicines that also list the development of a dry cough as a likely side effect, so you may want to check any prescriptions that you are on to identify if this is the root cause.

Because of the fact that most modern medicine comes with some amount of risk of side effects, a lot of people prefer to choose a natural home treatment when dealing with a dry cough. Since the condition has been around for as long as one can remember, there are a few of these home remedies that have stood the test of time and are highly regarded for their effectiveness.

The use of turmeric powder to treat a dry cough is one of the most highly regarded dry cough remedies and all you need to do is take a tablespoon of carom seeds and another tablespoon of turmeric powder and combine them in a glass of water. Boil the mixture until all that remains is half the original volume and add some honey. Consume the resulting syrup about 2 or 3 times over the course of the day for best results. You could also try frying about 2 or 3 cloves in a little oil and chew on those cloves regularly over the course of the day.

answered by G M

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