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What can I give my husband coughing fits at night? He got

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What can I give my husband for his coughing fits at night? He got out of a cold, however, there is no secretions or mucus when he coughs, is just dry cough. It has been going on for 4 nights. During the day he doesn't cough as often. It's only bad at night.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

I am sorry about your husband.

you can try him on over the counter cough medications like Robitussin, Delsyn, Mucinex.

but if he has swelling of his airway from his cold, he could have bronchectasis, which will need a course of steroid medications to help calm down inflammation in his airway to help calm down cough after a cold lung infection.

he would need his doctor to give him a course of steroid medication

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