Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
144 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Suggest medication for cough & excess of mucus in it

I have been coughing day and night for months now. I stopped smoking 5 years ago. I m a female, 60 years old. I had antibiotics, I continued coughing and producing huge amounts of mucus. I had my lungs scanned : nothing there. I had a bronchoscopy : every thing fine there. I m currently waiting (for the next year or so) for a gastoscopy because my doctor thinks I could have acid reflux even if I don t have any heartburn. In the meantime, I was diagnosticated with asthma and have to take Advair and Flovent right now. I also seem to have a low fonctionning tyroid gland for which I am prescribed Synthroid hormones. I feel I am getting worst every day now and more and more depressed (for which I was described Riva Venlafaxine) because the problem of coughing and mucus continues to spoil my life. Could you think of something that could explain this coughing and mucus production ? Thank you very much for your help.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014
Report Abuse
Emergency Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Persistent excessive cough which is productive
Causes
A. Chronic bronchitis
B. Obstructive airway disease- asthma
C.Tuberculosis
D.Malignancy
E.atypical pneumonia

And acid reflux is one of the causes for dry cough.
Detailed clinical examination is required and appropriate necessary investigations have to be carried out to reach a definitive diagnosis.
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in


Recent questions on Venlafaxine


Suggest medication for cough & excess of mucus in it

Persistent excessive cough which is productive Causes A. Chronic bronchitis B. Obstructive airway disease- asthma C.Tuberculosis D.Malignancy E.atypical pneumonia And acid reflux is one of the causes for dry cough. Detailed clinical examination is required and appropriate necessary investigations have to be carried out to reach a definitive diagnosis.