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A 52-year-old female asked:

I am on meds for high blood pressure, and i suffer from allergies. my allergies manifest as a unproductive cough. i take cetirizine for my allergies, but it doesnt get rid of the cough. is there another antihistamine that would work better?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Many causes: There are many causes for a chronic unproductive cough. Postnasal drip from sinusitis, Asthma, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Infections, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and some Blood pressure meds. Talk to your Dr to have a thorough evaluation where these are ruled out. They can also discuss the effectiveness of your allergy meds.
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Dr. Russell Lieblick
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 22 years experience
Lisinopril?: Lisinopril for high blood pressure can cause a dry cough as well.
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Last updated Sep 29, 2020

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