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What causes persisting cough?

I am in my early fourties , I am experiencing a persistent cough, I have had this problem for about 5 months. I initially thought I had a cold, my dr treated me with a cough syrup , then I was treated with a antibiotic the problem did not go away. I don t feel sick like a cold makes oh feel, but I sill have tne cough usually after eating something especially milk,ice cream
Mon, 24 Nov 2014
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Hello
You are having cough for 5 months and took cough syrup as well some antibiotics . You got some relief but cough still present , particularly when take milk , ice cream ( milk products ).
Such type of cough may be due to these possibilities , these include:
1 Allergy to dairy products , particularly , you mentioned that you develop cough after milk and ice cream . Diagnosis can be confirmed by allergy test for milk products . So consult an allergy specialist and get allergy test.
2 The next possibility of such symptoms may be due to asthmatic allergic bronchitis ( in this condition patient develop cough due to bronchoconstriction caused by allergy by mold, dust, pollen, fumes , smoking ) So take care about these allergens.
3 Smokers cough , if you are smoker then this cough may be due to smoking.Be careful about that also.
however , there are so many other reasons of such cough but consult another physician and get his opinion as mentioned above.
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