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I get cough almost every month. I cannot breathe properly. How can I overcome these problems?

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Answered by

Dr. Rathee Rahul

Medically reviewed by

iCliniq medical review team

Published At January 8, 2015
Reviewed AtDecember 18, 2021

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am an electrical engineering student. My age is 21 years. I have been facing some problems in the last five years. When I get a cough, I feel uneasy, and this problem is there throughout the year. If I do not take any medicine, water comes out of my nose and irritates me. I consulted many doctors. They advised cough syrups. One doctor advised taking a syrup that contains Ambroxol. Another doctor advised taking a syrup that contains Guaifenesin + Pseudoephedrine + Triprolidine HCl. When I get cold, I take this medicine. I want to know why do I have a cough periodically.

When I take a bath in cold water, I cannot breathe properly. So, I always use hot water for bathing. I consulted a local doctor to solve this problem. But, he advised me to take a bath in cold water and said that it was not a problem. This also worsened my cough. How do I reduce it?

I cannot travel by regular bus. When the bus window is opened, the outside air circulates, and if the air flows through my mouth, my mouth becomes dry, and I cannot breathe. So, I always travel by air-conditioned buses in which the windows stay closed.

How can I overcome these problems? Please help.

Answered by Dr. Rathee Rahul

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

It is clear from your case history and symptoms that you are suffering from two disorders, namely:

1. Allergic rhinitis.

2. Allergic bronchitis.

Kindly get the following tests done from a good lab to evaluate your reports and suggest the appropriate treatment.

1. Complete hemogram with an absolute eosinophilic count.

2. PFT - Pulmonary Function Tests.

3. Chest x-ray.

4. X-ray of paranasal sinuses.

Do not worry. Your condition is treatable.

I hope this information helps.

Kindly revert in case of further queries.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Rathee Rahul
Dr. Rathee Rahul

General Medicine

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