To treat a persistent cough, a doctor may recommend antihistamines, decongestants, antibiotics or cough suppressants, according to Mayo Clinic. Inhaled asthma drugs or acid blockers may also be useful. The appropriate tr... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cold & Flu

Postnasal drip is the most common cause of chronic cough, according to WebMD. Postnasal drip occurs when the body produces more mucus than it needs and the excess mucus drains down the back of the throat. Common causes i... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Patients with persistent dry cough should seek a doctor for evaluation, according to MedicineNet. Persistent or chronic dry cough is often a sign of a viral infection, a sinus problem or stress. Multiple underlying malad... More » Health Pain & Symptoms
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Medications that treat a severe cough include cough suppressants, acid blockers, antibiotics, antihistamines and decongestants, and inhaled asthma drugs, states Mayo Clinic. Doctors determine the underlying cause before ... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

To stop coughing, drink plenty of water, use lozenges, drink warm tea with honey, or take over-the-counter medications, such as decongestants and cough suppressants, suggests WebMD. Also try using a humidifier and taking... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cold & Flu

Treatments for excessive mucus in the throat, also known as post-nasal drip, include taking antihistamines and decongestants when the mucus is caused by viral infections or sinusitis and taking antibiotics for bacterial ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cold & Flu

Postnasal drip treatment may involve antibiotics, decongestants, antihistamines and drinking plenty of water. Postnasal drip is a condition in which mucus accumulates in the back of the nose and throat, according to Medi... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cold & Flu