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What can cause a dry cough that won't go away?

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Dr. Jnikolla


Practicing since :2003

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Posted on Fri, 11 Jan 2019 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: I have a dry random cough going on for months now. It starts with a drip in the throat andthen segues into sneezing and eye watering. I have tried several allergy pills to no avail. I am a former smoker-quit 2 years ago.
Answered by Dr. Jnikolla 29 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Inhalers with steroids.

Detailed Answer:


As you explain the history this is a cough due to allergy.

In such cases, we recommend using the inhalers with steroids like Budesonide twice for two-three months together with the current treatment you are taking.

It helps a lot to reduce or take away the cough.

Hope to have been helpful.

Dr. Jnikolla, Pulmonologist


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