Welcome to HCM!
Thanks for posting your query. I am happy to address your questions. Chronic cough
is a cough that persists. Some common causes of chronic cough include asthma, allergic rhinitis
, sinus problems (for example sinus infection
), and esophageal reflux of stomach contents. Infections such as bronchitis
can cause acute cough or a chronic cough. These infections can be caused by viruses, bacteria, or fungus. Viral infections do not respond to antibiotics. In patients with asthma, viral upper respiratory infections often result in a protracted cough even after the infection has cleared. Just prescribing antibiotics could also cause resistance to the infection, will suggest you get her examined with a pulmonologist to come to a definitive diagnosis who may request some more investigations like blood and sputum tests. It could be due to her continuous cough that she maybe getting fatigue. Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions, I will be happy to help. Thanks