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How to proceed with my chronic dry cough?

How to proceed with my chronic dry cough?

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Published At November 23, 2016
Reviewed AtJuly 28, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I am a 24 year old female. I am suffering from cough for almost a month and my abdomen is paining badly due to cough. The cough gets so severe and I end up vomiting, be it early morning or night. I consulted the doctor and was diagnosed with chronic cough. I followed the medicine and it only helped me to decrease the severity of cough and clear the congestion while breathing. So, I visited the same doctor for the second time and he wrote in the prescription as chronic dry cough. Still, I have not recovered completely. My throat is aching slightly. I can see the red portion with small white patches (pimple like structure). Whenever I have something oily or spicy, cough gets severe, especially after dinner and early morning. During coughing, I could not breathe and my face turns red and blue. Please help.

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com. Chronic cough for more than three weeks need evaluation. I would recommend to check CBC (complete blood count), ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), Mantoux test, chest x-ray, ECG and serum creatinine levels. Chronic GERD - gastroesophageal acid reflux symptoms (nausea and vomiting) can lead to cough. Doing an upper GI endoscopy may help. I suggest a 14-day course of antacids like Pantoprazole 40 mg twice a day. Please consult your doctor, discuss with them, and obtain consent before taking the medication.

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

Dr. Abhishek Kirti Dixit
Dr. Abhishek Kirti Dixit

Nephrology

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