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57 year old healthy male with chronic cough, not asthma, not allergies, no pulmonary cause. where should he go next? chronic cough for over 5 years....been to pulmonologist, allergist, no cause found, no medication has helped. allergy meds, inhalers, me

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Dr. Sanober Butt
20 years experience Pulmonology
Check : Check out your medications make sure he is not on ace inhibitors e.G lisinopril/enalapril, have he tried a cough suppressant ?
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Multiple causes: Acid reflux can cause a chronic cough. Medications also. Did they request a ct of the sinuses, as chronic sinusitis also causes a chronic cough.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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Dr. Peter Hahn
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Find an expert: Consider going to a center with expertise in chronic cough. Mayo may be a good option since you are in il. There are also some treatments for refractory cough that you may also be eligible for.
Answered on Jul 5, 2013
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