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A 21-year-old female asked:

barking cough untreated by asthma, allergy, and gerd meds. only prednisone clears it up. it effects my life greatly and no one can fix this. help!

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Dr. Jennifer Diabo
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Poss spasmodic croup: Depending on how frequently these episodes occur, and in association with what triggers, you could have spasmodic croup. Spasmodic croup is alleviated by prednisone. If the cough is more persistent, and refractory, you should have a workup to determine the etiology. Smoking is probably not helping, so i would try quitting that first and foremost.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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