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Persistent Cough

Persistent or chronic cough is when you cough longer than eight weeks or if your child coughs for more than four weeks. The common causes include asthma, bronchitis, GERD, postnasal drip, etc.

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Can COVID pneumonia occur months after COVID treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, Can COVID pneumonia occur months after COVID treatment? I had a persistent cough and mucus discharge. After an X-ray, it is said that I have a heavy growth of Klebsiella pneumoniae, and there is hyperinflation of the lungs on the chest X-ray. Will it reverse back to normal with treatment?  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) occurs during the acute episode of the infection and subsides afterward as the disease wanes. You seem to have Klebsiella pneumonia, which can be treated under a physician's supervision with antibiotics (based on biological fluid cultur...  Read Full »

How to treat my cough that persists in spite of antibiotics?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from a cough since 15 days. There is phlegm as well. I tried using so many syrups, antibiotics and Levocetirizine with Montelukast. The X-ray and CBP (complete blood picture) are normal. But, the cough is still persisting and troubling me. What do you suggest?  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your post. You have a cough from two weeks along with expectoration. You have taken antibiotics and antiallergic medicines, but you have not mentioned the name of the antibiotic which you have taken. I would suggest a few things: Any person wit...  Read Full »

Apart from Albuterol, what can I do to cure chronic bronchitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I get sick every two-three months. My doctor diagnosed me with chronic bronchitis about a year ago. I get the same symptoms every time the illness flairs up again. The symptoms consist of a snotty nose, fever, shaking, weak, shortness of breath and a persistent horrible cough. I also ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In many cases of chronic bronchitis, acute symptoms appear due to infection. So, I would advise in such a scenario to get a hemogram with ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) and chest x-ray done. If the chest x-ray and these blood investigations show no sign of infect...  Read Full »

I am suffering from persistent cough and wheezing. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 50-year-old female, and over the past few weeks, I have been experiencing severe cough, greasy stools, and wheezing. I am concerned if this could be related to cystic fibrosis, as I have recently become aware of its implications. Could you provide a brief overview of cystic fibrosis...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am sorry to hear about your health concerns. Please rest assured that I am here to provide support. Based on your symptoms, it seems like you may be experiencing acute pneumonia rather than cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disorder that primarily affect...  Read Full »

I have a persistent cough, fatigue, and other issues. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 45-year-old male. I smoke occasionally, and I am really scared about my health. I need your expertise to help me understand what is happening. I have been coughing persistently for a few weeks, and I cannot shake off this feeling of fatigue. I have also lost a few pounds. I swea...  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am here to provide you with expert medical opinion. Persistent coughing, fatigue, unintended weight loss, and night sweats are symptoms that warrant medical attention. These symptoms can be associated with various conditions, including respiratory issues, infectio...  Read Full »

I need help with headaches and excessive coughing that made me vomit.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 24-year-old male with a weight of 70 kilograms and a height of five feet ten inches. I have a headache especially in the afternoon on my backside of the head. I also have a cough. Today, I had vomiting after excessive coughing. How to control it?  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Shah Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you have persistent headaches on the backside of the head, then it can occur due to high blood pressure. Please mention your blood pressure and please say whether you are taking any medication for any illness. There are many reasons to have a headache and the mos...  Read Full »

My 4-year-old daughter has persistent cold symptoms, phlegm, morning dizziness, and vomiting after breakfast. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My four year-old daughter who is 100 cm tall and weighs 33 pounds, is experiencing ongoing cold symptoms with phlegm sputum. She is also experiencing dizziness in the early morning when going to school and vomiting after drinking milk or any other breakfast before 10 am. She has been g...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq family, Based on your description, it appears that your child may be suffering from hyperreactive airway disease, which can cause cough and cold symptoms that are more pronounced at night and can be triggered by even minor changes in the weather. Initially, the cough and ...  Read Full »

I have a persistent cough, nasal congestion, and sneezing. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 30-year-old female. Over the past week, I have been dealing with a combination of symptoms, including a persistent cough, nasal congestion, and occasional sneezing. I have also been experiencing a sore throat accompanied by mild fatigue. While I have not experienced a high fever, I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and would like to guide you in your query. Based on your symptoms, it could be pharyngitis, most likely a viral etiology. I suggest you follow the below-mentioned instructions: 1. Take antiallergic medication, one tablet before bedtime. 2. Take ...  Read Full »

I had a fever with a cough for more than a month. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 43-year-old, and I have not been feeling well for the last five days. I had a fever every four hours. My health did not improve. Even the cough persisted for more than a month. I took Paracetamol and Pan-40 (Pantoprazole) for this problem. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your query and concern. The report is not attached above. Kindly resend the report. Are you taking any medicine for your diabetes? As per the values shared above, blood sugar is high. Do you do any exercise as a part of your routine? I suggest you maintain...  Read Full »

My 12-year-old daughter is suffering from dry cough for ten days. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 12 years old. She has a dry cough since 10 days. The doctor says that it is rhinitis. Her URT is congested and getting continuous dry coughing. The prescription given is tablet Telekast, spray Nasonex, syrup Chericof and also tab Dompan SR. But, the medicines are not workin...  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 1. With the symptoms you have stated, itlooks like your child has an allergic disorder. 2. You can continue the same medications as prescribed by your doctor. Sometimes, cough lingers for a longer time than usually expected. 3. Avoid polluted environment, cigarette smok...  Read Full »

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