A 71-year-old male asked:
I get a dry cough and slight wheeze every winter after a head cold that lasts for about 6 weeks.ok in the summer!what could cause it? thanks!
1 doctor answer • 5 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Possibly allergic: Sounds like a seasonal allergic response, or senstivity to an inhaled substance however given your age, it's best to get it checked out.
Dry cough and wheeze can also be related to asthma, and reflux.
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Last updated May 23, 2016
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