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Can you tell me what is the treatment for chronic cough?

Can you tell me what is the  treatment for chronic cough?

Treat the cause: You need to see a doctor who can find the cause for your cough. Only then an effective treatment can be offered. There are many causes for chronic cough e.G bronchitis, copd, airway sensitivity like asthma and TB are a few of them. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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Is there a clear top treatment for chronic cough after pneumonia? What is it?

Is there a clear top treatment for chronic cough after pneumonia? What is it?

Cough: Sometimes just takes time to get better but sometimes after an infection the airway is very sensitive and requires inhalers to help calm down the cough. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What r the treatment options 4 bronchiectasis if inhalors, physio & antibiotic use [ 2--3 monthly] fails 2 stop chronic cough causing 2ndary problems?

What r the treatment options 4 bronchiectasis if inhalors, physio & antibiotic use [ 2--3 monthly] fails 2 stop chronic cough causing 2ndary problems?

Cough: Allergies, gerd, sinus infections and other issues can all be involved in bronchiectasis. Ent, allergist, pulmonary, GI and primary care often work together to limit future damage and optimize your lung function. ...Read more

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Hi. I've had a chronic cough for over 8 weeks now. Had xray and no lung problems. Then told reflux caused it. But treatment hasnt helped. What next?

Hi.  I've had a chronic cough for over 8 weeks now. Had xray and no lung problems.  Then told reflux caused it. But treatment hasnt helped. What next?

Cough: Make sure you are taking the reflux medicine 1/2 hr before food. Post nasal drip is also a common reason for cough. Consider using a neti pot for salt water flushes of the sinuses to clear the allergy issue. ...Read more

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Are there any home treatments for chronic cough?

Are there any home treatments for chronic cough?

Remedies: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea w a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea w 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 mins). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. See a physician if cough is not resolving, difficulty breathing or temp > 104. ...Read more

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Is treating chronic cough with a combination of Budesonide+Formoterol Fumarate considered aggressive treaetment? Does benefit outweighs the risks?

Is treating chronic cough with a combination of Budesonide+Formoterol Fumarate considered aggressive treaetment? Does benefit outweighs the risks?

Depends on cause.: Technically, that would depend on the cause of your cough, and as such the treatment you mention wouldn't be aggressive as much as it would be misdirected. This would be fine for asthma or COPD, perhaps, but not for allergies or reflux, which can also cause a chronic cough. ...Read more

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How can I cure my mother's chronic cough?

How can I cure my mother's chronic cough?

Depends on the cause: Has her doctor found the cause of her cough? The approach to how to manage a cough depends on the reason for the cough. For example if it is acid reflux causing it, she would need to be on an acid reducing medication. If asthma, asthma medication. If cancer, treating the cancer. Etc. ...Read more

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How accurate is a blood test for tb? And is TB cure able or still fatal ? I have chronic cough 4 months weight loss night sweat very weak .

How accurate is a blood test for tb? And is TB cure able or still fatal ? I have chronic cough 4 months weight loss night sweat very weak .

It's accurate...: in theory some people may not have enough of an immune response to anything to be able to have a positive test. For this reason similar tests to other things people are likely to have a reaction to are included in a positive control called an anergy panel (it's never worked for me) and a chest x-ray is another good screen indicated in every chronic cough that always has. ...Read more

Dr. Russell Faust
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Chronic Cough (Definition)

Chronic cough is a cough occurring on most days for several months. It can be due to lung disease caused by smoking, lung cancer, or can be caused by chronic asthma or ...Read more