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 »

There is not a single best remedy for coughs, though most people can manage coughs at home with nonprescription medications and lifestyle remedies, notes WebMD. Staying hydrated, using steam to open up the chest, removin... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cold & Flu

Viral illnesses, asthma, allergies, bronchospasm and exposure to respiratory irritants are among the main causes of dry cough, according to WebMD. Dry cough is defined as a cough that does not bring up any mucus. Someone... More »

An airway infection (usually after a cold), whooping cough, asthma, empyema and congestive heart failure, can cause a dry cough, claims Healthgrades. Lung cancer, collapsed lung and certain medications, such as angiotens... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Treatment for hoarseness includes resting the voice, taking cough suppressants and stopping smoking, as stated by MedicineNet. A humidifier is helpful, and in extreme cases when an underlying infection is present, a doct... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Chronic cough treatment options depend on the cause; the cough may be treated with antibiotics, inhaled steroids or various types of over-the-counter cough medicines, according to MedicineNet. For a severe chronic cough ... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Contact a doctor immediately if someone shows signs of aspiration, such as rapid or very slow breathing, severe coughing after eating or drinking, a hoarse voice, fever, and a chronic cough that produces phlegm with bits... More »