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Suggest treatment for chronic cough at night after quitting smoking

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Posted on Wed, 27 May 2015
Question: chronic cough at night..for 3 weeeks after quitting smoking.its not going away
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (29 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Get done PFT.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your concern.
By your history and description, in my opinion you are mostly having bronchitis.
It is common in smokers.
It is due to inflammation and irritation from cigarette smoke.
So better to consult pulmonologist and get done PFT (Pulmonary Function Test) to rule out bronchitis.
It will also tell you about severity of the disease and treatment of bronchitis is based on severity only.
Also stop relent syrup. It is having ambroxol. Ambroxol is expectorant. So this can also cause dry coughing.
Please let me know
1. Since how long you smoke?
2. How many cigarettes you smoke per day?
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.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (5 minutes later)
for the last 3 years am smoking.
2 per day.maximum 3.
i quit smoking before 2 months.
1 month after i quit smoking.coughing started.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (3 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Do you have shortness of breath?

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on HCM.
Do you have chest tightness?
Do you have shortness of breath?
Do you have constant coughing? Or coughing is more in night?
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.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (4 minutes later)
I had chest pain on rightside 3 weeks after i quit smoking.But it went off after two days.
I dont have shortness of breath.
Coughing is constant and it is more in night.Day time its very less.
but at night after i cough constanly,i feel a little uneasy feeling in chest.but no pain and all.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (6 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Avoid relent syrup.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on HCM.
No need to worry much for your cough.
Avoid relent syrup, as it is having ambroxol.
Ambroxol is mucolytic and expectorant.
It is given in coughing with expectoration, to make secretions easy to come out.
Since you are having dry cough, no need for mucolytic and expectorant (ambroxol).
Better to start cough suppressant syrup.
Do you have burning epigastric pain at night?
Do you have belching?
Do you have acidity problem?
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.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (11 minutes later)
Slight burning sensation only after i cough constantly.but its rare.
Main problem is only constant coughing and irritation in throat.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (39 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Start cough suppressant syrup.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on HCM.
In my opinion, you are mostly having upper respiratory tract infection as you are having dry coughing and throat irritation.
So do as follows.
1. Drink plenty of fluids orally and keep yourself hydrated.
2. Do warm water gargles 5-6 times a day.
3. Start antihistamine and anti inflammatory drugs.
4. Avoid hard to chew food.
5. Avoid oily and spicy food.
6. Also start cough suppressant syrup.
You will mostly improve in 1 week.
Hope I have solved your query.
I will be happy to help you further.
Wish you good health.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (3 minutes later)
CAN I CONTINUE XXXXXXX 500 TILL I CONSULT A PULMONOLOGIST THIS SATURDAY
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (9 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Since how many days you are taking XXXXXXX 500?

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on HCM. XXXXXXX 500 is levofloxacin.
It is flouroquinolone group of antibiotic.
It should not be taken for more than 5 days, until strongly indicated.
So please tell me, since how many days you are taking XXXXXXX 500?
Please let me know this, so that I can guide you better.
I will be happy to help you further.
Wish you good health.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (0 minute later)
LAST 7 DAYS 1 PER DAY
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (8 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
No need to take further levofloxacin.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on HCM.
Since you have already taken levofloxacin for 7 days, no need to take this till Saturday.
Do things, advised by me in previous answers.
Hope I have solved your query.
If you are not having further queries, then please close the conversation and rate my answer.
You can ask me directly on bit.ly/askdrkaushalbhavsar.
Wish you good health.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest treatment for chronic cough at night after quitting smoking

Brief Answer: Get done PFT. Detailed Answer: Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic. I can understand your concern. By your history and description, in my opinion you are mostly having bronchitis. It is common in smokers. It is due to inflammation and irritation from cigarette smoke. So better to consult pulmonologist and get done PFT (Pulmonary Function Test) to rule out bronchitis. It will also tell you about severity of the disease and treatment of bronchitis is based on severity only. Also stop relent syrup. It is having ambroxol. Ambroxol is expectorant. So this can also cause dry coughing. Please let me know 1. Since how long you smoke? 2. How many cigarettes you smoke per day? 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.