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Suggest treatment for dry cough and coughing

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Posted on Tue, 12 May 2015
Question: my mother who is 66 is diabetic takes gluformin and for BP she takes called Amlosafe . the issue is here is she is coughing all the time, its a dry cough from the throat like its dry all the time .
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Answered by Dr. Divakara (11 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Its either Infection or Allergy.

Detailed Answer:
HI

Greetings from Dr.Divakara.P
Thanks for posting your query.

There are many reasons for Cough but broadly they can be grouped into either Infection or Allergy.

I need to know more about her cough to diagnose properly .

1. Since how long its been there ?
2. Is there any irritation or pain in the throat?
3. Is there any breathing difficulty?
4. Is there any fever ?
5. Is there any nasal congestion or running nose ?

Kindly revert back with the details asked for further discussion.

Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Divakara (6 minutes later)
She has had it for long time . It gets worse that she can't even talk without coughing nd needs water all the time . No other symptoms that u have mentioned.
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Answered by Dr. Divakara (4 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
She needs tests to check for Infections

Detailed Answer:
HI

Thanks for the follow up .

This could be due to long standing infection or some problem in her throat or lungs. She definitely need to undergo certain test for the evaluation.

I would recommend her to get Complete Hemogram , Absolute Eosinophil count , Serum IgE levels , Montoux test, Chest X ray PA view and a throat examination.

Kindly revert back with these reports.

Till then let her drink hot water, eat less oily food, avoid non veg food and citrus fruits.

Hope this information was useful to you.
Any clarifications feel free to ask .

Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest treatment for dry cough and coughing

Brief Answer: Its either Infection or Allergy. Detailed Answer: HI Greetings from Dr.Divakara.P Thanks for posting your query. There are many reasons for Cough but broadly they can be grouped into either Infection or Allergy. I need to know more about her cough to diagnose properly . 1. Since how long its been there ? 2. Is there any irritation or pain in the throat? 3. Is there any breathing difficulty? 4. Is there any fever ? 5. Is there any nasal congestion or running nose ? Kindly revert back with the details asked for further discussion. Regards.