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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Exp 50 years

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What is the treatment for persistent cough?

Hi, doc I m having this problem for last 6 years,I m very prone to cold and cough.every year during winter or if I get exposed to cold atmosphere ,I catch cold and cough,it makes me sneez alot and my nose starts running very also happens when I get exposed to dust.I have tried normal cold medicines but they didn't help me much and colds keeps coming back.
Tue, 26 Sep 2017
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Pulmonologist 's  Response
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
By your history and description, possibility of allergic rhinitis is more likely.
Seasonal variation, dust allergy, recurrent cough, cold are characteristic features of allergic rhinitis.
You will mostly improve with combination of antihistamine (levocetrizine or fexofenadine) and anti allergic (montelukast) once a day at night.
Fluticasone nasal spray twice daily should also started.
Do steam inhalation and warm water gargles 5-6 times a day.
Don't worry, you will be alright with all these.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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