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Continuous cough, feeling of obstruction, drip at the back of throat. Cause?

Hello I have been coughing for the past 3 months I went to my PCP after. 3weeks or 4 weeks of taking over the counter meds failed, my doc gave me antibiotics , I have been pretty healthy all my life {fisrt year with health problem, after moving from fl to ga 4 years ago)goes every year for physical, mammo an pap every time checks OK , blood work everything good excpet fot trigliciries (160),anyways he gave me 2 cycles of and no relief , 2 weeks ago gave me a different one ,doxyclycline and cough rx but no help , I feel like a havea a pill stuck in my lower throat,aspiration when i speak ,or eat, or swallow sob too smoke 5 cigarettes per day, in January check up with my dentist for annual check up and xrays showed sinus infection and took meds for that , but sometimes I feel like a drip in the back of my throat, 50 yo, thank you
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ENT Specialist 's  Response

Welcome in H.C.M.

I have gone through your query regarding continuous cough, feeling of obstruction in throat, post nasaldrip and all these for last 4 monthes. you have taken medicines for this but no relief till now.

Considering all aspects of your clinical history it is evident that you are still having sinusitis and this sinusitis is continuously giving out infected discharge from sinuses , which you feel as post nasal drip. Till this drip is there your throat infection can't be cured.

To manage it you should do these basic investigations-

1- C.T. Scan of paranasal sinuses.

2- Culture and sensitivity of throat swab.

3- Gram's staining of throat swab.

4- X-Ray of Chest.

With the help of above investigations and their co-relation with clinical examination by your ENT doctor diagnosis will be finalised and ultimately curative treatment may be planed.

Answered: Fri, 21 Mar 2014
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