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Severe dry cough, knee pain, fever. Taking painkillers, hetrazine. High eosinophilia detected. Causes?

I am XXXXXX. My mother 58 years of age is having severe dry cough for last one month. Doctor checked Eosinophilia and it was 14unit more than normal. He prescribed Hetrazine for one month. PROBLEM is she is also having PAIN in her KNEE , and when she take PAIN KILLER, this cough gets more and more. And now she is suffering from FEVER .
Asked On : Fri, 16 Mar 2012
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Hello Mr.

Thanks for your query.

The cough your mother has is due to eosinophilia as the count is 14 so hetrazan should help her get better.

Since she is 58 yrs she is probably having osteoarthritis of knee which is common at her age.
Some pain killers are not to be used in people who have history of asthma so you have to see if she had history of asthma.

The other reason why a pain killer can cause increased cough is due to increase in acidity there can be reflux resulting in increase of cough.

As she has fever it will be advisable to consult her doctor and get her examined and if he feels a need to start on antibiotics he will do so.

Hope this answer is helpful.


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