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Severe cough, breathless, feel hot. Tried allegra, benadryl, dietary changes. Diagnosis, solution?

Since the last five years the current season i.e. the beginning of summer till the rains come, I have suffered from coughing. This coughing can be severe enough to keep me from getting sound sleep in the night. Sometimes, I also get breathless and feel extremely hot, even in AC. I have been coping with this problem through various ways.
1. I have changed my diet to include a lot of roughage, no chillies, oil, and proteins. I have also reduced the amount of food I take but increased the frequency.
2. I have tried allegra in seasons past but it was only mildly helpful.
3. Last two seasons, I have focused on using benadryl which gives me considerable relief. Dosage: two spoons every four hours. In especially troubled moments I top this with an extra spoon. It seems to help.
4. I am slightly overweight at around 70-75 with a height of 5'10 1/2''.

Would greatly appreciate your help in terms of diagnosis and solution.
Asked On : Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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thanks for your quiry at HCM

since how long this has been started?
is this breathlessness associated with wheezing
is there any history of asthma
have you had chest xray done
cough can be due to various reasons, is there any polyp in your nose or tonsillitis
have there any documented fever? come up with the answers and

i will be available for your help
wishing you a speedy recovery
take care
Answered: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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