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How can chronic cough be treated?

I am troubled with productive cough everyday, I am on corticosteriods inhalers Foxair +Monteair 10mg at night and omnair 2 puff daily I am also on Cozaar comp for my blood pressure. What can I take to stop inrease in mucus production. Please let me know as soon as possible. Kind regards GVP
Wed, 2 Aug 2017
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HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

There are different reasons for chronic cough, the most common causes are: (1) post nasal drip of mucus
(2)asthma- not controlled
(3)reflux
(4)non asthmatic eosinophilic bronchitis

Assessment of your sputum may be needed to rule out non asthmatic eosinophilic bronchitis. If that is present, a short course of steroids is needed

If that is not the case, you may need a course of anti histamine decongestants combination. This reductions nasal secretions to the back of the throat and helps with post nasal drip of mucus.

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