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I have a bad cough which started after the flu in may 2017......i cannot get rid of it.....i have ask my doctor but she said it would disapear in time?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Chronic cough: can very well be your sinuses with chronic post nasal discharge causing the lingering cough, it can last for weeks after a cold, but months, that needs to be treated. Ask your doctor for an ENT or an allergist / immunonlogist referral, check aaaal.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area. Meanwhile, use saline nasal washes often, best wishes
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Cough: cough lasting for months needs investigations. Its possible to have post viral cough which usually disappears within few weeks . whooping cough , asthma, COPD, and more sinister causes can present as persistent cough. Please consult your doctor or chest physician.
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Last updated Mar 25, 2018


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