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My father is suffering from cough. He has diabetes ,heart disease and high blood pressere

Hi! My father is 73, with diabetes , heart disease and high blood pressere. His ESR is 100. Coughing for a week, his chest X-ray is done today, we are waiting for the report. What can he do to lessen his cough mean while? Thank you.
Asked On : Sat, 19 Feb 2011
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Raised ESR is suggestive of active infection or problem in body it could be any bacterial infection ;tuberculosis or even a simple anaemia.Since your father has cough & ESR is 100 there could be a chest infection like bronchitis or even tuberculosis ;the x-ray will be the diagnostic investigation.Let the report come then you can consult your doctor with the report so that proper treatment can be done .
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Answered: Fri, 1 Apr 2011
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