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Allergic dry cough, abdominal pain. Tests show high ESR, emphysematous lung fields and aortic calcification. Treatment?

hello I am an 80 year old female and I hav for some time developed some dry cough that my physician stated to be allergic. From constant coughing I have developed pain in the abdomen region. From recent tests my ESR has been detected to be82 and the report says of emphysematous lung fields and aortic calcification . What can be done?
Asked On : Wed, 31 Oct 2012
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Dear madam
Aortic calcification is age related. Any fever associated with the condition? Emphysaema is a irreversible dilatation of the terminal respiratory air passages. With an ESR 82 the picture is more or less of an acute episode over chronic disease. The management of the condition would be metered dose inhaler like combivent (ipratropium bromide and albuterol) 6 hrly till your shortness of breath and cough subsides. secondly send sputum for analysis with culture. Early morning sample for gram stain and AFB for three consecutive days. If at all it comes positive an antibiotic can be started. Thirdly chest physiotherapy. I hope i have answered your query
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