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Reason for continuous cough - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Lung and Chest disorders
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   Hello Sir
User :   my mom has got cough from many months
User :   it is not going at all
User :   she has been treated by a doctor and they did all kinds of tests and every report says that everything is normal
User :   what can be the reason now...
User :   we are really clueless now
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
May I know all the tests done yet
Doctor :  
What is the age of your mother?
User :   except in one of the blood reports, it says ESR(erythrocyte sedimentation rate) is 19 instead of normal 0-12
User :   other than that everything is normal
User :   she is 56 years old
Doctor :  
IS the sputum analysis done?
User :   yes
User :   that is also normal
Doctor :  
What is the treatment now?
Doctor :  
I mean she is on
User :   she has lost hope in the doctor and now she is taking ayurveda
User :   but still no change
Doctor :  
Do you mean all tests are normal except the ESR is 19
Doctor :  
Sometimes medicines could be cause of cough
User :   yes
Doctor :  
So I wanted to know what medicines she is taking
User :   she is a BP patient
User :   and she is taking only those BP related tablets
Doctor :  
BP medicines have side effects of cough
Doctor :  
usually dry cough
Doctor :  
may i know them?
User :   is it? what is the remedy for that then>
Doctor :  
It would be a lengthy discussion with us
Doctor :  
Would you like to share the details
Doctor :  
for the benefit of her
User :   amlomg
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
Is it the only one?

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