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Suggest remedy for chesty cough

Hi, i have a random chesty cough that lasts for about an hour and can come on late at night or early in the morning. It ceases after about and hour and can ocuur again 3 days later, the enxt day or a wekk later. It has been on and off for 3 weeks now. Im 38 5 feet 8 and a half inches tall and 11 stone. I used to use a whizzer for allergies when i was young and suffer from hayfever.
Mon, 23 May 2016
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Pulmonologist 's  Response
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Since you are having past history of wheezing and allergies, we should should rule out asthma and bronchitis for your current symptoms.
So better to consult pulmonologist and get done
1. Clinical examination of respiratory system
2. PFT (pulmonary function test).
PFT is must for the diagnosis of bronchitis or asthma.
It will also tell you about severity of the disease and treatment is based on severity only.
You may need inhaled bronchodilator (formoterol or salmeterol) and inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) (budesonide or fluticasone).
Oral combination of antihistamine and anti allergic drug is also beneficial in your case.
Don't worry, you will be alright. First diagnose yourself and then start appropriate treatment.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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