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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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Saba Khan Mandokhail, a pediatrician at the district headquarters civil hospital says, the current weather change and fall in the temperature causing dry cough, fever, sour throat and chest infections, adding the influx of patients continued to increase with each passing day as most of the patients visiting the hospitals and private clinics complained of cold related diseases.
At civil hospital the doctors say that they examine hundreds of patients including women and children on daily basis, suffering from throat infections and dry cough.
Early symptoms include a 'flu-like' illness with muscle aches, tiredness, headaches, dry cough and fever which can then lead to pneumonia.
The study found that teens exposed to tobacco smoke were at higher risk of having respiratory symptoms, such as shortness of breath and a dry cough at night.
The researchers found that increased risk of reporting shortness of breath, finding it hard to exercise, wheezing during or after exercise, and dry cough at night was seen for adolescents with TSE.
A University of Cincinnati study found that teens exposed to tobacco smoke were at higher risk of having respiratory symptoms, such as shortness of breath and a dry cough at night.
As little as one hour of exposure to tobacco smoke per week can increase the risk of having respiratory symptoms, such as shortness of breath and a dry cough at night among teenagers, warns a study.
He urged residents to visit health facilities in case they develop symptoms such as red eyes, dry cough, sore throat, fever and general body weakness.
'If it's a dry cough and not productive, no phlegm, you're not short of breath and have no fever, it's OK to wait a bit to see if it resolves,' she said.
"Symptoms will usually worsen over a few days and include a rasping and persistent dry cough, noisy breathing and brief pauses in breathing.
A 61-year old female with no medical history presented with complaints of dry cough, dyspnoea, malaise, and a 15-lb weight loss since two months.
"You get the dry cough, the fevers, the myalgias, where you feel like a train has hit you.