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What treatment should i take for Coughing ?

My mother is 49years old she has been coughing for several tears its a dry cough without any phelgm and has visited the doctor and was given asthma inhaler but she dosen t know how to use it.Could the cough condition worsen?? /Sheilah
Asked On : Tue, 12 Jul 2011
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Pulmonologist 's  Response
Hi.

Your mother has dry cough for years !......daily or intermittently?

How was asthma diagnosed? Did she undergo a lung function test? Asthma usually causes wheezing , breathlessness and sticky phlegm.

Does the X-ray show lung scars? Upper lobe scars as well as diseases such as ILD cause chronic dry cough.

Details of history and reports needs to be communicated for a better advice.

-Dr. Tushar
Answered: Sun, 18 Sep 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta's  Response
Hello.Welcome.If the doctor has prescribed inhaler and she doesn't know how to use it then why nebulizers are not tried.good luck.
Answered: Sun, 18 Sep 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta's  Response
Hello.Welcome.If the doctor has prescribed inhaler and she doesn't know how to use it then why nebulizers are not tried.good luck.
Answered: Sun, 18 Sep 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Hi,Sheilah,
Thanks for query,
it seems that your mother is having chronic asthamatic bronchitis.
As this for years together you may go for
Chest x ray,blood TC,DC,ESR for routine evaluation.
You learn use of inhaler,it will give good relief .
Ask to do respiratory exercise.
ok and bye.
Answered: Tue, 12 Jul 2011
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