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Suffering from long lasting cough. I am currently on anti-biotics for a tooth-infection

For about 3 months now I ve had this cough that simply wont go away. Yes, I am a smoker & I m going to quit smoking in the near future (within the month). I am currently on anti-biotics (Amoxicilline/clavulanic acid) althought this is for a tooth-infection. Also had a chest-xray made about 2 weeks back to check out my lungs. (no abnormalities were found) My doctor just keeps sending me away with anti-reflux tablets and stuff like that. This cough is however driving me crazy. It seems to be worse when I wake up, then it doesnt bother me at all during the day, then it returns around 6-7pm again, I start to dry-heave at this point. With a bit of luck that would do it again for a few hours before it returns again. Recently the cough started to taste like, for a lack of a better description, tabacco with a metalic aftertaste on the tongue. At no point during the coughing do I actually cough up any phlegm , it sorta comes up to the back of my mouth but stays stuck there and have to swallow it down. It feels like the cough is originating from my larynx . Anybody that can help me find out what this is as googling for other results is just making me paranoid as hell.
Asked On : Sat, 9 Apr 2011
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your cough is most likely adue to smoking,called smoker'cough.
i do not understand why are you waiting for one month to quit smoking !
quit as soon as possible.
one point is that you may go for blood testing for Eosinophila,which again give this type of picture. if this is found simple medicine can cure your condition.
but do not forget to quit smoking !
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