tickly dry cough which I can only describe as coming on suddenly and in violent bursts. I am going to doctors today as the cough has got worse and I feel as though its affecting deep in my throat and top of chest. I presume I will probably get anti-biotics. My voice is croaky at times and I need more water to lubricate my throat. Is this a common symptom. I don't want to be fobbed off at the Doctors.