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Husband has been coughing for a month now. Finished his antibiotics &salbutamol but still coughing & now mild wheezing. Slight mark on rt lung x-ray?

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Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Need w/u

A very high percentage of coughs are due to gerd and post nasal drips.
I see gerd a lot in my practice as 45% americans have it and only a few present with symptoms. A trial of once or even twice a day Protonix (pantoprazole) may not be a bad thing. Cough variant asthma may be a concern as well and a pft will be helpful. If these dont help a bronch may be needed.

In brief: Need w/u

A very high percentage of coughs are due to gerd and post nasal drips.
I see gerd a lot in my practice as 45% americans have it and only a few present with symptoms. A trial of once or even twice a day Protonix (pantoprazole) may not be a bad thing. Cough variant asthma may be a concern as well and a pft will be helpful. If these dont help a bronch may be needed.
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