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Recurring cough due to allergy. Some relief with antibiotic, prednisone. Permanent solution?

Good morning , I ve been having this annoying cough for nearly a year , been to my family doctor a few times he then gives me an anitbiotic and prednisone . This only stays away for at least a week to 2 weeks then its back. i keep getting told that its an allergy . i need a more permanent solution , i cant handle the cough as it feels as if i m coughing my lungs out and its very irritating to the next person. Also it starts off as a normal dry cough then I become wheezy chesed within an half an hour.
Asked On : Sun, 16 Dec 2012
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You seem to be suffering from bronchial asthma (Typically cough variant asthma) or may be Upper airway cough syndrome. You need to get yourself evaluated by a Pulmonologist/ Chest Physician. Investigations that may be required are chest xray, serum IgE levels and pulmonary function test in consultation with the Pulmonologist. Depending on the evaluation results you may be prescribed certain inhalers and oral medications along with a nasal spray. Also you are a candidate for yearly flu vaccination and 5 yearly pneumococcal vaccination.

Dr. Gyanshankar Mishra
Consultant Pulmonologist
Answered: Tue, 25 Dec 2012
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