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A 35-year-old female asked:

i have this cough for 10 months now, medical tests including tb test are all negative. antibiotics didn't help either. please what could be wrong?

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Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Persistent cough?: You have had a persistent cough for ten months. If you are living with other human beings who do not have a similar cough you can be pretty confident that you don't have a very contagious condition. Think about cough secondary to post nasal drip, asthma, reflux. You should go see a pulmonary disease doctor. He will help you find out what's going on. Good luck.

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