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What causes constant dry cough?

Hello! I am 19 years old, 5' 1" and 130 lbs with no history of really anything out of the ordinary. I have a dry tickly cough that is starting to loosen but is not really that loose, and I cough so much my chest hurts and feels congested, I have a slight runny nose and I was sneezing for 2 days, and one day I got the chills so I took my temp and it was 99.5, and now my 3 month old has started coughing ... any ideas? Please and thanks!
Wed, 30 Jul 2014
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Dry cough with congestion , running nose , sneezing , fever with chills from last 3 months may be due to these reasons , these include.
1 Asthmatic allergic bronchitis , when such case visit my clinic I advise them to take monteleukast+ levoceterizine once or twice in day.
But if symptoms are associated with breathlessness take monteukast+ bambuterole one or two in day.
2 Tuberculosis , as cough is from last 3 months so sometimes dry cough also present in tuberculosis particularly PTB is also associated with allergy . Diagnosis can be confirmed by X ray chest and sputum for A F B . blood for C B C , E S R ( IF > 100 mm highly suggestive of PTB or any other chronic infection).
3 Allergic rhinitis is another most common cause of of such symptoms due to inflammation of nasal lining membrane .
Please consult a physician and get his opinion.
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