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I have had a bad cough the last 5 days that is only getting worse. No other symptoms and cough medicine has done nothing. Any suggestions?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
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A worsening cough needs to be diagnosed so it can be treated.
Possible diagnoses include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or even a combination of these factors. If you smoke, you need to quit as this will decrease airway inflammation. These all have different treatments so see your doctor for diagnosis/treatment.

In brief: See doctor...

A worsening cough needs to be diagnosed so it can be treated.
Possible diagnoses include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or even a combination of these factors. If you smoke, you need to quit as this will decrease airway inflammation. These all have different treatments so see your doctor for diagnosis/treatment.
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