Symptom: Dry cough
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:
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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)
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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.
- Common cold
- Upper respiratory tract infection
- Post nasal drip
- Whooping cough
- Pollutant irritation
- Habitual cough
- Lung cancer
- Larynx disease
- Fibrosing alveolitis
- Certain drugs
- See other causes of chronic cough, persistent cough, severe cough, wet cough, cough
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.
- Certain drugs
- ACE inhibitors
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.
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.
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