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What causes persistent dry cough in an elderly man?

I HAD A BAD CASE OF INDIGESTION ABOUT TWO WEEKS AGO. I USUALLY COUGH FOR ABOUT A WEEK AFTER. THIS TIME IT IS OVER TWO WEEKS AND I STILL HAVE A DRY COUGH. MY WIFE SAID I GOT THE DRY COUGH FROM GOING OUTSIDE ON COOL DAYS. IS SHE RIGHT? I AM 83 YEARS OLD.
Fri, 5 Oct 2018
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
Hi,

You have not mentioned fever, respiratory distress or history of smoking. In my opinion, the cough suppressant will work.

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

Regards,
Dr. Peeyush Kumar Saini,
Pathologist and Microbiologist
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