Symptom: Dry cough


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Dry cough: Dry non-productive cough without producing sputum
Introduction: Many respiratory infections start out as a dry cough, and then become a wet cough or productive cough as the lungs start to produce more sputum. Some types of chronic cough or severe cough may remain a dry cough, or become a persistent dry cough.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Dry cough:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Dry cough (16 conditions)
  • Medications or substances causing symptom: Dry cough (2 listings)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Dry cough (19 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing complication: Dry cough (1 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Symptoms related to Dry cough: cough (87), wet cough (27), coughing blood (16), coughing spasms (7), severe cough (21), chronic cough (21), persistent cough (21), mild cough (5), night cough (2)
    Dry cough type of: Respiratory symptoms (172), Lung symptoms (123), Cough (87)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Dry cough: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Dry cough as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Medications or substances causing Dry cough: The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Dry cough as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

    Conditions listing symptoms: Dry cough: The following list of conditions have 'Dry cough' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    A

  • Acute Bronchitis ... dry cough
  • Adenoviruses ... croup

    B

  • Bronchiolitis ... hacking cough

    C

  • Croup ... barking cough

    F

  • Flu ... dry cough

    G

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease ... dry cough

    H

  • Histoplasmosis ... dry cough, nonproductive cough

    I

  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis ... dry cough

    L

  • Lassa fever ... dry cough
  • Legionnaires' disease ... productive or non-productive cough

    M

  • Measles ... hacking cough

    P

  • Parainfluenza ... croup
  • Pneumonia ... dry cough
  • Pneumothorax ... barking cough, dry cough
  • Psittacosis ... dry cough
  • Pulmonary edema ... dry cough

    S

  • SARS ... dry nonproductive cough

    T

  • Tracheitis ... dry cough

    W

  • Whooping Cough ... Dry racking cough, mild dry cough
    Conditions listing complications: Dry cough: The following list of conditions have 'Dry cough' or similar listed as a complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    F

  • Flu ... Croup


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