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Dry cough, chest pains, shortness of breath, have large hole in one tooth. Cause?

Hi, I had a cold about 6 weeks ago which lasted for about a week but I am still coughing and can t seem toget rid of it. Its a dry cough and I do t have any chest pains or phlegm . I ve also got a large hole in my tooth at theback of my mouth . I dont know if the cough is associated with this at all but I get shortness of breath when coughing almost like I m gasping for air.
Asked On : Thu, 3 May 2012
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Pulmonologist 's  Response
thanks for ur query on HCM
see 4 dry cough and sob there are so many reasons
and u gave a history of a paroxysm of cough
ur history is too breif to diagnose or speculate a case
though u need to have the following investigation done -------------
1. chest x-ray pa view
2. spirometry with bronchodialator reversibility
3. total serum IgE
4. serum eosinophil count
and i think some abnormality ll be ther in these investigations
severe cough may be there also b/c of GERD or AGEI intake
dont u are on the ramipril group medication????????????
if yes need to stop it
for GERD u need to take pantoprazole and itopride daily and look for the improvement
recurrent dental infection and aspiration or microaspiration may also lead to this coughing
consult a pulmonologist
go for the investigations i suggest
u ll get ur answer
thank u
Answered: Fri, 15 Jun 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Veera Raghava Rao Buddha.'s  Response
Hi welcome to HCMForum. the cold when un attended leads to cough.
if it is un attended leed to dyspnoea. the underlying cause may be bacterial
infection or eosinofelia.
I advise you to consult a chest physian for diagnosis
Answered: Thu, 3 May 2012
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