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Living in Singapore. SOB, Chronic cough, itchy throat in office and home for 1 year. What allergies should I be tested for besides dust, cats, mold?
Environmental: allergens you need to be tested.They cause post nasal drip which makes you cough plus itchy throat. Cold/flu is not associated with itching. There is also a condition known as pollen-fruit or oral allergy syndrome wherein one gets itching mouth/throat from eating certain fruits due to cross-reaction with pollen allergy. Apple, banana, melon, avocado are the more common culprits. ...Read more
Bronchial irritation: Bronchial tube irritation, sinus/nasal irritation, gastroesophageal reflux all tend to cause chronic cough. In the lung smoking, asthma, pneumonia (especially pertussis, mycoplasma), foreign bodies can cause chronic cough. Treat acid reflux disease, sinus infection sinusitis. Some medications such as ace inhibitors. Stepwise treatment of asthma with sinus, gi, treatment avoid aspirin/dust. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Broncial inflammatio: Bronchial tube irritation, sinus/nasal irritation, gastroesophageal reflux all tend to cause chronic cough. In the lung smoking, asthma, pneumonia (especially pertussis, mycoplasma), foreign bodies can cause chronic cough. Treat acid reflux disease, sinus infection sinusitis. Some medications such as ace inhibitors. Stepwise treatment of asthma is helpful for bronchial irritation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibilities...: Chronic cough is usually due to bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of etiologies. If the cough is multi factorial, all etiologies must be treated for the cough to resolve. Sometimes testing is needed for all etiologies to be diagnosed and thus proper treatment can be rendered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibilities...: Major possibilities include bronchospasm, gerd, chronic sinusitis, chronic bronchitis or some combination of these. To determine the precise etiology and thus the treatment needed, see your doctor for evaluation. You may need some testing to figure out what is causing your cough and to get you on effective treatment. Meantime, quit smoking if you are currently smoking! good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic cough: Chronic cough needs investigation. Most common reasons include allergies with post nasal drip, acid problems, tobacco use, heart problems-heart failure, and medications. The answer to your question is simple: treat the problem causing the chronic cough. For example, many people who suffer from chronic acid refulx might present with only cough. Treat the reflux and cough would resolve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time: Chronic cough is by definition a cough that is present for two month occurring on a daily basis or for most days. The most common causes of cough include post-nasal drip, asthma and acid reflux disease. Additionally, cough that is associated with a recent viral illness can persist for up to 6 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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