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What Causes Persistent Cough Along With Wheezing?

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Posted on Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Question: Hello. I have excessive coughing and sometimes the phlegm blocks my airways passages. I mean can breath it just makes it a little more difficult to breath. It sounds like I'm wheezing. I went to my doctor but she didn't find anything wrong. My lungs were clean. No congestion. So where is the phlegm coming from and what will be causing my cough? And how do I get better?
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal (34 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Chronic cough

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to Healthcare Magic and thanks for putting up the query
The chronic cough with excessive mucus production can be due to post nasal drip caused by nasal pathology.
Please tell me do you have any history of frequent nasal or throat infection?
Any Investigations done like a chest xray?
What medicine have you been taking so far?
Follow up with the required information so that I can suggest you better.
Take care
Thanks and regards
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Follow up: Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal (5 hours later)
No history of frequent throat or nasal infection. No investigation through a chest xray. I have been taking cough medicine and allergy medicine as prescribed by my doctor. She also prescribed an inhaler but I couldn't afford. I'm am is in the process of getting it.
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal (9 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Chronic cough

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for the information.
You should get the inhaler.
Along with the medicines take steam inhalation.
Use xylometazoline nasal drops three times a day.
If the cough still persists, itmust be investigated.
A xray chest and sputum examination should be done.
All the medicine prescribed by me will be available only on prescription.
Any further questions are always welcome.
Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Thanks and regards
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What Causes Persistent Cough Along With Wheezing?

Brief Answer: Chronic cough Detailed Answer: Hi Welcome to Healthcare Magic and thanks for putting up the query The chronic cough with excessive mucus production can be due to post nasal drip caused by nasal pathology. Please tell me do you have any history of frequent nasal or throat infection? Any Investigations done like a chest xray? What medicine have you been taking so far? Follow up with the required information so that I can suggest you better. Take care Thanks and regards