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safest dry cough OTC

Posted on 2011-03-16
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is there any that could said as the safest of all the OTC for dry cough? (in terms of side -effects). the cough is mild (not heavy or severe) yet persistent (hence very painful throat), so want to start with the lightest dose..

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Water.

In the form of beverage (cough prophylaxis), humidifier (moisten nasal passages to trap more pollutants), and cleaning agent to remove dust and other irritants from your immediate environment.
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Did you mean, to make sure I understand you,
*drink more water
*use humidifier equipment to increase the humidity of the room and
*Clean room/environment in all ways posible?
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so, is "cough prophylaxis" the medical term of what it is?
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^ tongue-in-cheek reference

A prophylaxis is a preventative measure.  Condoms are a prophylaxis against sexually transmitted disease and pregnancy.  Flu shots are prophylactic for influenza.

There are also prophylactic moves in chess to guard valuable pieces.
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thanks aleghart.
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