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Allergic Cough

Allergic cough occurs due to a response to an allergen, such as dust, pet dander, pollen, and molds. It is also seen in flu, common cold, and asthma. Allergens cause swelling and irritation of the respiratory tracts. Taking antihistamines and antibiotics provides some relief.

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Why do I experience cough with chest tightness and breathing difficulty in seasons?

Query: Hello doctor, I went to the doctor a couple of weeks ago because it was hard to breathe. They said it was seasonal allergies then gave me Zyrtec. Took Zyrtec for a few weeks breathing problems came back with a bad cough. I went to the doctor again they said I had a sinus infection which was causing...  Read Full »

Dr. Kavya. P

Answer: Hi. Welcome to You are having a cough and breathing difficulty for the past few weeks, you visited the doctor twice and took Zyrtec the first time and antibiotics for sinus infection for the second time, right? I need further details are you having all these trouble in the past few w...  Read Full »

Why does my daughter have a dry cough for five weeks?

Query: Hello, My daughter has had a dry cough for about five weeks. It got better for a week, but it started again after a week. She has no other symptoms or problems like fever or throat pain. Her oxygen levels are also fine. I notice that while sleeping, too, she does not cough. We consulted a doctor an...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. The mentioned medications are more than enough. I suggest you stop Bro-Zedex syrup (Bromhexine, Guaifenesin, Menthol, and Terbutaline) and continue the Montair-LC tablet (Levocetirizine and Montelukast) alone for a week. I...  Read Full »

Which disease is associated with dry cough and high eosinophils in kids?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 8 years old and she is having dry cough since last two months and sometimes she complains of stomach ache in a month. I got the blood test done yesterday and in the report, she had eosinophils high, that is, 8.7 % and the absolute eosinophils count is 59000 per microlite...  Read Full »

Dr. Simy Mathew

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your daughter has hyperreactive airways and she is allergic. And reports show that she has a tendency towards asthma. I suggest you put her on Fluticasone puff and Levolin (Levosalbutamol) as a reliever. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take t...  Read Full »

Can Romilast be used for recurrent cough in kids?

Query: Hi doctor, This is about my son who is 3.5 years old. He started having an allergic cough before seven months. The frequency was once in a month. The doctor said he is allergic to dust and humid weather and prescribed Romilast. He was fine. But, from the 1st of last month, he is having the allergic ...  Read Full »

Dr. Payas Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern for your child. 1. Most probably this is allergic cough only, which is most common in kids these days. It is really great that you at least know that dust is the culprit. Many parents cannot even trace out the allergy causing thing in their...  Read Full »

2-year-old kid gets cough and runny nose once in a couple of months. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My two-year-old son is coughing all the time and has a runny nose for the past three days. I am worried more because of the prevalence of swine flu. His immunity is not good. He gets a cough and runny nose every couple of months, and he does not eat properly. He does not eat food even if...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Babu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your problem. He may have allergic rhinitis. Please use the below medications. Use syrup Allegra 0.1 fluid ounce (Fexofenadine) two times a day for five days and after five days, give him one teaspoon daily at night for another ten days. Also, give t...  Read Full »

I am a 70-year-old asthmatic patient, and I have periodical dry cough for past two months. Kindly help me.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 70 years old, and my weight is 175 lbs. I have a dry cough from time to time in a day, continuing for more than two months. I am an asthmatic patient, taking two puffs of Symbicort inhaler twice daily. My blood pressure is in control, for which I am taking Amlodipine Besylate -10 ...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for your question. I can understand your concern. However, I want to know a few more things like breathing difficulty, fever, and weight loss. May I know whether you have a dry cough or chest congestion, and are you taking any medication or syrup for the cough?...  Read Full »

I have a dry cough which gets worse at night. Please suggest a cure.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 10 weeks pregnant and have developed a chesty dry cough. It is particularly bad when I lie down to sleep at night. Is there anything I can do to get rid of it?  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your primary complaint is a dry cough, especially on lying down. So, I would suggest to first rule out a cardiac cause. In medical terms, a cough and breathlessness on lying down is called paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea (PND) and is due to shifting of the fluid from the...  Read Full »

Why do I often suffer from severe cold, cough, sore throat, and sores for the past many years?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from a severe cold and cough for the past few weeks. I also have a bad throat, and there are sores in my mouth, tongue, and lips. I consulted a doctor and he suggested that it was an allergy. I am unable to eat anything, and I have had this problem for many years....  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. It seems you have an upper respiratory tract infection or allergic bronchitis. I suggest you do the complete blood cell count with AEC (absolute eosinophil count) to confirm the allergy. I also suggest the instr...  Read Full »

Can pneumonia present with just cough and a little phlegm?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old male. I have cough without expectoration for the past five to six days. A tiny amount of phlegm came with my cough today. The severity of coughing has reduced compared to the initial two days. Sometimes when I breathe out while lying down, I can hear and feel the phlegm...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Sir, actually cough with phlegm is seen in respiratory infection only, and most probably it is caused by bacterial or viral infection. Hence you have been diagnosed to have bacterial pneumonia. The actual diagnosis ...  Read Full »

I have a cough only when the weather is cold. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having cough only when the weather is cold. I had visited a hospital in my native. They did few tests, but nothing abnormal was found. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Coughing when inhaling cold air is a normal phenomenon. If it is more than normal, this might be allergic. That is why all the tests that you have undergone are normal. If possible please send me your reports, get IgE levels done if not yet done. I would advise you to ta...  Read Full »

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