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What can cause persistent cough along with metallic taste in the mouth?

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Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

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Posted on Thu, 8 Aug 2019 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: persistant cough with metalic taste in mouth


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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 26 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Get done a chest x-ray.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Persistent cough with metallic taste is commonly seen with a lung infection.

So better to get done chest x-ray to rule out lung infection.
You may need antibiotics.

Since these are prescribed drugs, you need to consult a doctor for them.

Please let me know
1. Since how many days you have these symptoms?
2. Do you smoke?

Please reply to me answers of above-asked questions, so that I can guide you better.

I will be happy to help you further.

Regards,
Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar, Pulmonologist

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 19 hours later
simtoms for 6 mos and yes I do smoke about 3/4 pack a day
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 5 hours later
Brief Answer:
You should definitely consult a pulmonologist.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

In my opinion, you should definitely consult a pulmonologist.
You are having chronic cough and you are a heavy smoker.
So we need to rule out bronchitis and lung infection for your symptoms.

So consult pulmonologist and get done a clinical examination of the respiratory system, chest x-ray and PFT (Pulmonary Function Test).
A chest x-ray is needed to rule out lung infection.

PFT is a must for the diagnosis of bronchitis.

Please quit smoking as soon as possible.

Hope I have solved your query.

Regards,
Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar, Pulmonologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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