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Suffering from cough. Checked for allergies and thyroid, all negative. What should be done to control this cough?

HI, I ve been suffering from cough(neither dry nor prolonged) over a period of 8 months and i was diagonised for food allergy , citric acid allergy, dust allergy, easnophelia, and thyroid but everything were ruled out. now am being diagonised for gastric problem and am afraid that there is still no marked improvement. Please suggest me what to do as am afraid of my health.:((
Wed, 4 Jul 2012
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Allergist and Immunologist 's  Response
Dear Abinaya,
I am not sure what type of cough you are having - if 'neither dry nor prolonged' - then I have to assume it is 'wet' meaning infected.
Chest XRay, blood cultures (if you are having temperature spikes) or a review by a Pulmonologist is recommended (CT Chest and/or bronchoscopy).
As for the gastric problem, if you are on ranitidine or pantoprazole for at least 3-4 weeks and no improvement then reflux disease causing cough is unlikely. Is there a temporal pattern to the cough or worsened on lying down (which indicates reflux disease).
Drug-induced dry cough are commonly due to blood pressure lowering medications such as enalapril, captopril, lisinopril etc that can be stopped if cough is very bothersome but consult with your Cardiologist, who will also ensure that the heart is not the cause.

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Allergist and Immunologist Dr. Suman Kumar's  Response
you just get checkup of your blood serum for antibodies for wheat,milk,potato,chana
i think milk allergy give these type of problems
get the test ypu will sure to get answer
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