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27 years
I am coughin a lot a very dry cough with lot of mucus no fever no pain just coughing is it allergy?
Aug 8, 2014

Dr. Rania Mousa General Medicine
Cough is a nonspecific reaction to irritation anywhere from the pharynx to the lungs. Cough can be divided into acute self-limiting cough, lasting less than 3 weeks, or chronic persistent cough, which usually lasts for more than 8 weeks
Most cases of troublesome cough reflect the presence of an aggravant (asthma, drugs, environmental, gastro-oesophageal reflux,upper airway pathology) in a susceptible individual.
The most common causes of chronic cough, other than smoking in adults, are postnasal drip, asthma, and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
The most likely cause in your case may be a nasal drip accumulation ,GERD ,reflux where is stomach acid splashing up causing up recurrent dry cough and lots of mucus drained in your biginning of your throat .
People with 'chronic throat clearing' do it all day, up to several times an hour, and have been doing so for at least 3 months. Chronic throat clearing is simply the clearing out of mucous, or perceived mucous, from one's throat.
you may have these symptoms :
Heartburn (but may have no gastro-intestinal symptoms).
you may cough at night due to stomach acid splash into the esophagus
Cough when eating/talking.
Sour taste.
if this is the condition you may check with your doctor to take some medications depending on the diagnose
other causes of your symptoms might be an allergy it depend on irritant exposure if every time you develop this cough is due to exposure of a certain irritant then the cause will be allergy ,avoid irritants and you can take antihistamine medicines and check with doctor for further investigations
IF you feel almost weak tired beside the symptoms you mentioned then you must go to the doctor for more serious causes .
Dr. Zakia Dimassi Pediatrics
Dry cough is cough without mucus (phlegm) production. With cough is accompanied by expulsion of mucus. Allergic cough is usually dry. Wet cough can result from a viral infection of the upper airways (nose, sinuses) thatis uusually associated with a runny nose, headaches, hoarseness and throat pain +/- fever; an infection (bronchitis, pneumonia), nasal secretions that reflect back and down the throat (cough in this case is a reflex to kick out those secretions); stomach acid backing up into the esophagus which could be gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and may awaken you from sleep; chronic productive cough is also seen in smokers and it is often a sign of lung damage or irritation of the throat or esophagus.