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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Suggest treatment for persistent cough followed by sneezing

I have a persistent thickly cough which I have had for several weeks. This is accompanied by sneezing occasionally and running nose. My mucosa is clear. I have used nasal spray and antihistamines all to no avail. I have also got a hoarse voice but this is probably associated with thyroiditis which I was diagnosed with following scans, and ent investigations. I take fluoxetine 20 mugs daily which I was prescribed six months ago following the death of my son. I am otherwise a fit 69 year old woman but a little overweight weighing 12 st 6 lbs. I am a non smoker and only very occasional drinker.
Thu, 5 Feb 2015
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Welcome to healthcare magic.
I had gone through your question and understand your concerns.

This could be due to allergic rhinitis. The cough could be due to post nasal drops.

I recommend the following.

1) A steroid nasal spray.

2) Antihistaminic like tablet levocetrizine with montelukast.
3) Steam inhalation.

You will be fine.

Hope I have answered your question. If you have any questions, I am happy to help you.

Wish you a good health and speedy recovery.

Dr.Paparaja S. MBBS, MS
Consultant ENT surgeon
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