safest dry cough OTC

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..

thanks
LVL 6
anushahannaAsked:
Who is Participating?
 
aleghartConnect With a Mentor Commented:
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.
0
 
anushahannaAuthor Commented:
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?
0
 
anushahannaAuthor Commented:
so, is "cough prophylaxis" the medical term of what it is?
0
 
aleghartCommented:
^ 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.
0
 
anushahannaAuthor Commented:
thanks aleghart.
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.