A 13-year-old male asked:
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post nasal drip after uri. lasts for 20 days. only during winter. coughs every 3 min. following tests negative asthma, allergy, bronchoscopy, laryngoscopy. currently treated for gerd. 13 yr old?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Nice workup: Many people have seasonal problems. If your allergy testing is all negative that is interesting...You still have a prolonged response to most likely a viral illness. You may find that increasing your vit d level and taking elderberry twice a week helps as well. I have fantastic success with chinese medicine especially with respiratory issues....Consider seeing one as it may offer the most help.
Answered on Dec 12, 2013
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Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
28 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Postnatal drip.: Following viral upper respiratory infections, it is not uncommon to have cough for 3 weeks. The lining of the respiratory tract has the blanket of very tiny hairs called cilia. The cilia gets destroyed during viral infections. Takes about three weeks for new cilia to be formed. Cilia is involved in getting the mucus out.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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