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Suggest treatment for chronic cough along with shortness of breath

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chronic cough after a cold. coughing attack may produce shortness of breath.
Fri, 4 May 2018 in Lung and Chest disorders
 
 
Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 46 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Possibility of bronchitis is more likely.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
By your history and description, possibility of post infectious bronchitis is more likely.
Bronchitis is inflammation of airways. It is common after viral upper respiratory tract infection like cold.
So better to consult pulmonologist and get done clinical examination of respiratory system and PFT (Pulmonary Function Test).
PFT will not only diagnose bronchitis but it will also tell you about severity of the disease and treatment is based on severity only.
You will mostly improve with inhaled bronchodilators (formoterol or salmeterol) and inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) (budesonide or fluticasone).
Please let me know if you are active smoker or not.
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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Follow-up: Suggest treatment for chronic cough along with shortness of breath 1 hour later
Thank you for you diagnosis. However I do show no other symptoms like fever, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes, chest or neck pain.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 3 minutes later
Brief Answer:
These are not common symptoms of bronchitis.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Common symptoms of bronchitis are cough and breathing difficulty.
The symptoms you have mentioned are not common in bronchitis.
What about smoking habit?
Do you smoke?
Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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