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Summer cough, phlegm, difficulty breathing. History of allergies, sinus problem. Treatment?

Hello, My family and I have had a summer cough . The kids have basically gotten over it, but I, on the other hand have symptoms which seem to have gone another direction. For example, I m basically fine all day. However, once I go to bed it seems that fluid builds up in my lungs. Haven t done this before now though I do have allergies and sinus problems. Last night I went to sleep around 10 p.m. and by 12:30 p.m. was awake, coughing and felt as though I couldn t breath. Musinex has become my best friend, but you can t take it all the time. I do take BP meds though they are very low dosages. I walk daily and am somewhat active. Any answers?
Asked On : Wed, 25 Jul 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Dear friend,
welcome to HCM.
if you have sinusitis and cough, post nasal drip (discharge behind your throat) or developing lung infection can cause all this.
if you also have BP, are (how?)old, we need to rule out heart failure also espp. if you are breathless at night when lying down.
not to get scared, as both are treatable.
but tell me,
do you run fever?
sputum production?
swelling over legs?
any 2 D echo done for the heart?
any ENT checks?
I would advise to get evaluated in detail by an ENT doc first and appropriate treatment.
pl. keep me posted.
good luck!
Answered: Thu, 26 Jul 2012
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