In mid July I ended up getting a cold, that felt like it turned into the flu. I didn't go to a doctor, I normally don't. I used cold & flu meds that you get at your local pharmacy. I'm not big into Medicines and normally my cold would just go away on its own. With the cold and flu, I got a cough. Mostly a dry cough. My flu went away, but the cough stayed behind. Last week I went to the doctor and she said I had sinus and Inflammation in my airway pipe(something like that) she prescribed some anti-biotics, cough syrop and a few other with it. It has been a week now, my meds are done and still, I'm not better. :( I feel the same as I did before I went on my meds. I took it the way she said I should and finished it the way she said I should.
you made need to go to see another doctor if you have a whoop or a barking sound cough it could be either whooping cough or croup but you said your cough was dry yet still even with a dry cough it can cause inflammation. dont do otc drugs if you got prescribed meds then stick with them because otc drugs only reduce inflammation they do not take the cough away where as antibiotics help fight the bacteria and take the inflammation away my suggestion go see another doctor
Hello... Thank you so much for your replies. I went to see another doctor and she gave me Allergex to drink at night and surprisingly, I'm busy getting better. I finished my prescribed meds long before, but no signs of improvement and now is the actual time I can say, I'm feeling better. My cough is almost gone.. :D
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.