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How do I stop a chronic cough without any more bronchodilators?
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Diagnosis...
Your cough needs to be diagnosed by your doctor. Besides chronic bronchospasm, chronic cough can be caused by gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors.
All of these have different treatments, besides bronchodilators, so see your doctor for re-evaluation.

In brief: Diagnosis...
Your cough needs to be diagnosed by your doctor. Besides chronic bronchospasm, chronic cough can be caused by gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors.
All of these have different treatments, besides bronchodilators, so see your doctor for re-evaluation.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Use controller drugs
If by chronic cough you mean asthma then respiratory specialists want you to use bronchodilators (bd) as little as needed.
Not because they're dangerous (they're not) but because their frequent use means that asthma isn't controlled. When bd use exceeds 2x/week it's time to add an inhaled corticosteroid or leukotriene receptor antagonist. You'll be amazed how bd use decreases on these medications.

In brief: Use controller drugs
If by chronic cough you mean asthma then respiratory specialists want you to use bronchodilators (bd) as little as needed.
Not because they're dangerous (they're not) but because their frequent use means that asthma isn't controlled. When bd use exceeds 2x/week it's time to add an inhaled corticosteroid or leukotriene receptor antagonist. You'll be amazed how bd use decreases on these medications.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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