Suggest remedies for persistent coughing

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Posted on Fri, 1 Jul 2016 in Cancer
Question: I have bn coughing for more than a month now, I took antibiotics, syrup but still not going ... and I think my professor too got the infection and hers is getting serious
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh 25 minutes later
Brief Answer:
need to do some evaluation

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your query.

Coughing for a month is definitely concerning. Sometimes viral infections can have prolonged cough but usually less than a month. You have taken antibiotics also, can you provide a list?

I would recommend a pulmonologist consult, getting blood work, sputum examination (if any), chest radiograph at the least. Further investigations may be required, based upon this. One condition is airway hyperreactivity, which improves with inhalers and/or steroids.

Recommend the same for your professor as well.

Till then at least you can do steam inhalation, it will give some relief.

Hope this helps.
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