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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes chronic cough?

Hi Doctor, My mother is 61 years old, she is been suffering from cough from past 5 years. We have shown her to chest specialist and he said that everything looks fine, it might be due to acidity and she needs to stop eating spicy food. she did, but that didnt help her. Please advice.
Tue, 22 May 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

As per your query you have symptoms of chronic cough which is due to long standing upper respiratory tract infection leading to bronchitis/ granular pharyngitis.

Need not to worry. I would suggest you to do warm saline gargles and take steam twice a day. Avoid use of sharp and spicy food substances. Avoid cold carbonated beverages. Do light walk after every meal and while sleeping keep pillow side little high. If symptoms keeps on persisting you should consult ENT specialist once and take proper treatment. You should get X-ray chest done along with pulmonary function tests. Doctor may prescribe antibiotics Azithromycin along with decongestant.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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