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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest cure for persistent cough

Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your query here... I have a cough that hasnt gone away for about 3 weeks now and it used to come only at night but now its starting in the day. Its very strong even to the point of almost throwing up

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
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Pulmonologist 's  Response
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Yoi are having chronic cough (cough for more than 2 weeks).
So we should definitely rule out lung infection (pneumonia or tuberculosis) and bronchitis in your case.
So consult pulmonologist and get done clinical examination of respiratory system, chest x ray and PFT (Pulmonary Function Test).
Chest x ray is needed to rule out lung infection.
Pft is must for the diagnosis of bronchitis.
You may nerd antibiotics, inhaled bronchodilators and inhaled corticosteroid based on diagnosis.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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