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Prevailing cough mostly in the morning, phlegm with odd taste, had severe cold

I have been coughing for a month now - after a bad cold ....mostly in the morning after I eat/drink something and it clears my throat . I bring up phlegm , usually white or light yellow - but sound like a smoker when I do it (which I am not). I went to Dr., and she put me on antibiotic and albuterol (which left a metal taste in my mouth-so I am not using the albuterol)...but when I cough up phlegm, it tastes odd (no smell to it, just taste). I have no fever ....just this stupid cough!
Asked On : Sun, 20 May 2012
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thank u
for ur enquery
morning cough persisting with phlegmen...also a bad cold
all these histories go in favour of asthma
u need to the following...
1. sputum for AFB stain and GRAM reveal any organism or tubercular bacilli
2. total serum IgE level
3. spirometry with bronchodialator reversibility testing
4. bronchoprovocation testing if needed
do consult a pulmonologist soon
continue the antibiotics
if albuterol not suited then u can take formeterol+budesonide inhalers
but first do the investigations
also u take daily apantoprazole 40 mg 30 mins before breakfast
i think u ll be benefited
thank u
Answered: Wed, 13 Jun 2012
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