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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Can Cetirizine be taken every day for an allergic cough?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a cough, and the mucus is white. Every night I suffer from this kind of situation. I have background medical records, and the doctor said that I am allergic to dust and cold beverages. But I do not think that I am allergic to dust because I do not have any symptoms. Every night I ...  Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You probably have allergic pharyngitis. Avoid spicy oily and junk food altogether for a few days. Yes, dust can be one reason why your nose and throat might be creating a lot of phlegm. Sometimes even dust at home (as in when you vacuum or mop the floor or look into ...  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

ENT Otolaryngologist, Audiologist

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 tak...  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

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Rheumatologist

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 »

Is mild cough a symptom of Coronavirus?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from mild cough for the past two months. I consulted my general physician she asked me to go for chest x-ray and CBC. Chest x-ray is normal only and ESR showed 85. I have no fever and no sore throat. Appetite is also normal. Doctor prescribed me antiallergic tabl...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Let us first list some of the common symptoms of Coronavirus infection. Fever, cough dry, shortness of breath. Mild cough with no fever is not quite under criteria. Though any cough for more than three weeks should be diagnosed, but this does ...  Read Full »

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 Ramkumar


Answer: Hi. Welcome to You are having a cough and breathing difficulty for the past few weeks, had to visit a doctor twice. I 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 past few weeks for...  Read Full »

My recurrent cough and sneeze do not go away even after Seretide oral spray. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33-year-old male. I would like to consult about my recurring mild cough during night time, and sneeze and runny nose in the morning that usually go away before lunchtime. I recently consulted a pulmonary doctor due to severe cough she gave me antibiotics, anti-histamine in the morn...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please continue the antihistaminic. Preferably pair it up with Montelukast. Take the medicine at 6 PM in the evening. You need a steroidal nasal spray like Mometasone as well. Take Albuterol inhaler SOS and a Budesonide inhaler twice daily for a week. Avoid exposure to ...  Read Full »

Please suggest an allopathic treatment for allergic cough in a 5-year-old kid.

Query: Hello doctor, My boy is 5 years and 8 months old. He is having allergic sneezing, on and off cold from the past eight months (my wife has a regular allergic sneezing regularly). He is good, but since three days he is having occasional cough and sneezing occasionally (especially in the morning). I h...  Read Full »

Dr. Payas Joshi

Child Health Specialist, General Practitioner, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It looks like allergic rhinitis. You should give an anti-allergic syrup. I hope that there is no fever.  Read Full »

I have allergic cough and breathing problem. What is the best choice of medication?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old. From birth, I am suffering from dust allergy, eosinophils. When the seasons change I get suffers from cold and cough. I live in a city full of tress and dust too. Due to cough, I get little breathing problems. Before three months, whenever I get these problems wit...  Read Full »

Dr. Amolkumar W Diwan

Allergy Specialist, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your query, it seems that you are allergic to dusts and pollen grains. And as the second doctor rightly said, you are suffering from asthma and allergic rhinitis. Currently, you are on right treatment. So continue Formoterol plus, and Fluticasone inhaler in pre...  Read Full »

Why do I get continuous cough with change in climatic condition?

Query: Hello doctor, Every year during summer and winter, I face problems with continuous cough (irrespective of the type of food I consume). I am having an allergy to both dust and smoke. I got a lot of gas generation and irregular motion again irrespective of the food I take. I am a 51-year-old male wi...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushma Shah

HIV AIDS Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Such type of cough is called allergic cough which occurs in a particular time. Gas formation is due to irregular bowel habits. Advice: Hot saline gargle before breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Stop fried things, it enhances the problem. Are you hypertensive? Check out y...  Read Full »

Can frequent cold and cough in a baby attributed to the usage mosquito repellants?

Query: Hello doctor, I was using a plug-in mosquito repellants for my baby for long, and she often gets cough and cold. Is it because of that? What shall I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Preeti Puranik


Answer: Hello, Welcome to Mosquito repellent liquids can cause allergic cold, and cough in some kids. I cannot say definitely if that is the cause of cold and cough in your kid. But in this season, many kids are suffering from viral respiratory tract infections. So the cause may be a viral in...  Read Full »

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