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What causes persistent cough while treating strep throat?

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Was on antibiotic for strep. I also got a cough with this, and sinuses draining. It has been 2 weeks and still have cough which is now very loose. How long will cough last, and could cough be from post nasal drip?
Fri, 27 Apr 2018 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Post nasal drip

Detailed Answer:
Welcome to HealthcareMagic and thanks for putting up the query
Cough is probably due to the post nasal drip which is usually caused by a nasal pathology like sinusitis.
You should get a x-ray paranasal sinuses done
Take a fluticasone nasal spray twice daily for a week and steam inhalation. Take tablet levocetrizine plus phenylepherine twice daily for a week.
This will help to relieve symptoms.
All the medicines I have prescribed will be available only on prescription.
Follow up with the reports so that I can suggest you better
Take care
Thanks and regards
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