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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Suggest treatment for persistent cough

I am coughing nonstop. I have a little flem but mostly this is a dry cough. I am so fatiqued and can t hardly function. no fever but I do watch my two year old twin granddaughters and I can t seem to focus. ribs hurt and I feel lightheaded after I cough
Mon, 7 Mar 2016
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Hi Dear ,

Welcome to HCM.

Understanding your concern. As per your query you have symptoms of persistent cough which seems to be due to severe upper respiratory tract infection. It could be due to severe allergic reaction as well. Need not to worry. I would suggest you to start with course of antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs. You should avoid hot, sharp and spicy foods. For now do warm saline rinses , take rest. I would suggest you to consult ENT specialist without any delay . Doctor may order blood test , throat swab test or virus culture test. You should get an x ray of the chest. Doctor may prescribe antibiotics amoxicillin at least for 10 days along with mucolytic agents. Go for complete blood count. Avoid giving cold beverages. You should take mast cell stabilizers to prevent from infection.

Hope your concern has been resolved.

Get Well Soon.

Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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