Suggest treatment for persistent cough

default
Posted on Sat, 6 Jun 2015 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: Cough problem last 40 days
doctor
Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 12 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Get done PFT (Pulmonary Function Test).

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on HCM.
I can understand your situation and problem.
Since your chest x ray and blood reports are normal, possibility of bronchitis is more for chronic cough. I would suggest pulmonary function test after detailed clinical examination of respiratory system. It will also tell you about severity of the disease. And treatment of bronchitis is based on severity only. You may need inhaled bronchodilators and inhaled corticosteroid.

To further discuss the issue, please let me know:
1. Do you have fever?
2. Do you have chest tightness or chest pressure?
3. Do you have dry cough or cough with expectoration?

Awaiting your reply...

Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 1 hour later
Hi, I have provided some attachments. Please review them.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
Better to get done PFT.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on HCM.
I have gone through the images you have uploaded.
You have been given anti histamine, cough suppressant etc.
You are not improving with these drugs. So possibility of bronchitis is more in your case.
So better to consult pulmonologist and get done
1. Clinical examination of respiratory system
2. PFT (Pulmonary Function Test).
PFT is needed for the diagnosis of bronchitis.
It will also tell you about severity of the disease and treatment of bronchitis is based on severity only.
You may need inhaled bronchodilators and inhaled corticosteroid (ICS).
So better to first diagnose yourself and then start appropriate treatment.
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
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Pulmonologist

Practicing since :2008

Answered : 14628 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,   ,  
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Chest tightness

doctor1 MD

I was diagnosed with SVT in may 2010 after I had my 2nd child. I have since had tests done and they say the heart is ok. Recently I have had chest...

doctor1 MD

Hello. I'm a 46 year old male. I've been experiencing chest tightness on and off since I had an operation last November. I had a circumcision,...

doctor1 MD

Hi, I ve been experiencing chest tightness for over a month. It is not constant, but periodic. I ve been to my GP who listened to my chest and...

doctor1 MD

HI since about February i have had trouble falling asleep because of racing heart and slight chest tightness. it seems to happen mainly when i am...

doctor1 MD

My wife has sores on her arms and legs. She also recently has been complaining about her bones aching. Occasionally she will experience tightness...

doctor1 MD

I have been told I have a chest infection I was given a dose of amoxycillian. Iam on day 5 is the course and have a tight chest, random coughing...

doctor1 MD

I had chest tightness when playing tennis. went to e.r . ekg and echo results were normal/ bp was 150 /85 and troponin was 0.4 then .14 and 8 . ct...

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

151 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
backtotop2