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How to get rid of dry coughing with history of respiratory infection?

I had an upper resp infection 2 weeks ago that cleared up within a couple days, turned into persistent dry coughing, then turned into what was diagnosed as a sinus infection. Antibiotics have made everything but the coughing better. Cold air and drinking water makes it worse and the medications given to be to suppress the cough isn't working. It gets worse during the night, and the watery liquid I cough up is draining into my right lung and I can feel it going in there. I do have a history of post nasal drip, but nothing as bad as this. What on earth is making the cough not go away and making the watery stuff be produced?
Thu, 3 Jul 2014
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Hello
Don't be so desperate & dejected .
I will try to explain you whole thing so that you will understand in better way.
Mite , dust , hay , fodder, mold , pollen , sudden fall & rise of temperature , humidity all are predisposing factors which are responsible for allergic asthmatic attack.
In this ( asthma ) there is airways hyperresponsiveness that is secondary to inflammatory airways disease that results in recurrent or chronic episodes of wheeze ,shortness of breath, chest tightness & /or cough particularly at the nigh or in the early morning.
Perhaps you understand that why are you having cough in the night due to cold winds.
When such patient visit my clinic I prescribe monteleukast + bambuterole tablet once or twice in day depending upon the condition of patient and severity of disease (. symptoms )
Since this is a prescription medicine so consult your treating doctor .
Hot coffee and steam inhalation also provide relief.
Hope this will help you.
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