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Persistent dry cough, pain in right chest cavity, asthmatic trait in family

Am 37 year old man and has been having persistent dry cough and painful right side of chest cavity. Been going on for sometime and several x-rays reveal nothing wrong. Have an asthmatic trait running in the family but never had any asthmatic bout in my life. Does this mean I should get worried about having an asthmatic bout anytime?
Asked On : Sat, 26 May 2012
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Persisitent dry cough is also a type of presentation of asthma called `cough variant asthma` and the pain could be because of constant coughing. Cough could also be due to a condition called GERD or LPR in which the acid from stomach regurgitates upwards into the throat and causes cough. You should get a PFT, blood for AEC and sputum for eosinophils done. Take Montair 10 mgm, levocetrizine 5 mgm and Pantocid 40 mgm. This will be of help.
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