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A 60-year-old female asked:

cannot stop coughing since afternoon.. got this yday morning -cortisone injection,flonase 3xday,trusten 1xd,fexo 1xd, zentel400 1xdx3d. what can i do?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Intractable cough: you have taken several medications: antibiotics, steroids, antihistamine, you may still need some for your lower airways as a bronchodilator, or may not need it, as not every cough come the respiratory tract, GERD can be the cause or a cardiovascular problem, kindly see your doctor again or have a second opinion, that's your right, good luck

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