dry cough

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dry cough

[¦drī ′kȯf]
(medicine)
A cough not accompanied by expectoration. Also known as nonproductive cough; unproductive cough.
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She had noted the slight, dry cough, the daily brightening cheek; nor could the lustre of the eye, and the airy buoyancy born of fever, deceive her.
Suddenly, a sharp, dry cough was heard, and they all looked round.
The dwarf glanced sarcastically at his brazen friend, and, with a short dry cough, turned upon his heel to bid adieu to Miss Sally.
I hope it is,' said Wardle, with a short, dry cough.
Mr Vincent Crummles gave a short dry cough, as much as to say, 'If you won't be communicative, you won't;' and took so many pinches of snuff from the piece of paper, one after another, that Nicholas quite wondered where it all went to.
For dry coughs that occur without other worrisome symptoms, Bergquist said, the duration of the cough is a good measure of when to worry and not worry.
They help deter illness Using plants indoors decreases the incidence of dry skin, colds, sore throats and dry coughs, studies at the Agricultural University of Norway found.
Major companies, such as Boehringer Ingelheim SA, reacted to the launch of those multipurpose medicines with syrups targeted for dry coughs or coughs with phlegm with its leading brands Bisolvon and Bisoltussin.
Flu symptoms include dry coughs, headaches and stiff muscles.
For dry coughs there are a variety of suppressants available and for the chesty cough there are expectorants to help bring phlegm up and make the coughing less harsh.
The ministry urged sick citizens to see a doctor if they feel any usual symptoms such as a temperature above 38 degrees, dry coughs, sore throat, headache, chills, vomiting, diarrhea and muscle aches, since these symptoms may be a sign of swine flu which is now considered a seasonal flu.
These microbes can cause respiratory problems such as tiredness, dry coughs and in some cases can lead to lung problems.