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Why have I developed cough while taking Rotacaps?

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hello I'm 23 yrs old I'm suffering from wheezing problem from a long time(not from childhood) doctor has suggested me aerocart was v.useful in starting but now a days after taking it also I'll suffer a lot..and recently cough has started he gave tablets it stopped that time now again i have started to cough and the cough has increased..can you people tell me what is the reason for it or can you specify any specialist doctor whom i can consult in Bangalore ....i have fear that i may get T.B...sorry my English is E-mail address is YYYY@YYYY
Posted Fri, 27 Apr 2012 in Lung and Chest disorders
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 2 hours later
Thanks for writing to us.
Developing a cough while on rota caps cannot be due to allergy as these rotacaps already have steroids as one of the components.
The prolonged cough that you are having is either from the dryness of throat or the cause needs to be investigated.
If there is expectoration present then sputum examination and culture for AFB will help in the diagnosis.
If the cough is present only at the time of inhaling rotacap then it is a common finding as some of the powder when directly touches the throat irritates it and causes cough.
In Bangalore you can consult at MS Ramaiah chest institute.
I hope my answer and recommendations are adequate and helpful. Waiting for your further follow up queries if any.
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Follow-up: Why have I developed cough while taking Rotacaps? 16 hours later
After taking medicine i will be OK..but later it will start again and it wont stop till i get vomited..any other hospital other than MS Ramaiah...i dont where this MS ramaiah chest institute located. i only know MS ramaiah Hospital.
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 8 hours later

Thanks for writing again.

You need to get your chronic cough investigated.
To find a good Chest specialist nearest to your place, we have patient written reviews for doctors in our listing, those can guide you for a better doctor. You can search for a doctor in your area at
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Sincerely hope it will help.
Wishing you an early recovery.
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