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

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

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

Suggest treatment for persistent cough

my dad has exsteme caughing attacks out of no where he has had a colonoscopy and endoscopy and he was given an inhaler and medication for acid reflux none of this is working his attacks are so exstreme and can last for about 10 mins he barley can catch his breath after what is going on could it be heart related?

Fri, 10 Oct 2014
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
General & Family Physician 's  Response
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

The most common causes for chronic cough are : (1) post nasal drip

(2) GERD (3) asthma

If he has been appropriately treated for GERD and asthma and is still having symptoms ,then you may need to consider whether it is post nasal drip.

This is actually the most common reason and some persons have a 'silent drip' where they are not aware of the drip occurring.

He may want to consider the use of a topical steroid nasal spray and oral anti histamine.
It can take 1 to 3 weeks , in some persons , for the spray to have an effect.

I hope this helps
I find this answer helpful

2 Doctors agree with this answer

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

doctor1 MD

Hi, I stated back at the end of Oct. with a sore throat, cough, and just feeling bad. went to clinic and was given a steroid shot, antibiotic shot,...

Recent questions on  Colonoscopy

doctor1 MD

Recommended medications for alopecia. Are they effective? Do they have any side effect? 0 answers, 5 views Posted in: Hair Loss Edited 3 minutes...

doctor1 MD

My mother is 94 and just had a ct scan. The CT was negative. Her doctor wants to perform colonoscopy but there is a big concern with possible...

doctor1 MD

i am a 44 year old male, 5'8" tall, 170 pounds, go to the gym 6 times a week, very fit and eat well.
My issue is I do not feel the full sensation of...

doctor1 MD

Hi. I am scheduled for a colonoscopy tomorrow at eleven a m I have panic and anxiety disorder so take citalopram and Xanax. I just took Xanax at...

doctor1 MD

I have a constriction in the descending colon cancer or scar tissue due to inflammation?

doctor1 MD

i was in renal and liver failure due large vol blood loss surgery 8 days before rec 2 abc transfusion all organs compromised and prescribed...

doctor1 MD

Hi, Dr. My PCP put me on 5,000 units of vitamin D a few months ago due to severe fatigue every day. For a few days I took 1000 units of vit. D at...