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Persistent cough

A persistent cough is a cough which lasts for more than three weeks

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    Adeoye — 02.02.2018 18:03
    Evening sir, my son of three & half year has a cough since early January 2018. We went to hospital, doctor gave him Sekisan & antibiotic. He was relieved but a type of dry cough continuing during the day. But no cough when he sleeps at night. What next can i do ? Thank you


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      Jen Tan — 03.02.2018 10:16
      If your son's cough is persisting, you should go back to the doctor. There could be other factors involved and we do not want to miss a further underlying problem such as asthma which needs treatment. This is especially as your son is under the age of 6 - the immune systems of young children have yet to mature and we should not ignore any symptoms present.


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    Sunil — 08.11.2017 10:16
    I am sensitive to chillies food and beverages from last 3 year. That couses flu like symptoms and i have post nasal drip with white and sticky cough. A have also breathing problem from last 3 month i am also feeling nausea, chest pain, and vertigo like feeling. Some doctors said it is allergic rhinitis with sinus other said it is asthma life long problem. I am confused what type of diseases it is.


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      Jen Tan — 09.11.2017 07:40
      Hello Sunil. Many of your symptoms point towards a diagnosis of allergic rhinitis which can be accompanied by sinus problems or associated with asthma. Vertigo could be a sign that your middle ear is inflamed - a condition that may accompany sinus problems or a post-nasal drip. However, chest pain needs further investigation. Depending on your age, we would be considering causes ranging from a viral infection to heart problems. I am afraid that it is not possible for me to be more specific.


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    monibullah — 18.10.2017 07:01
    i have cough from 45 days and now started fever , i used cephalexin and co amoxiclave but no fruitful results depicted right now... what is the possible cause?


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      Jen Tan — 18.10.2017 08:29
      The most likely reason will be an infection. The medicines you have taken work against bacteria, but viral coughs are more common. However, there are also other possible causes for your cough and as you have had it for 45 days and now have a temperature, you should seek help locally from your doctor.


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Extract of fresh spruce (pine) shoots and honey. For dry, tickly and irritating coughs.
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A tickly cough is technically termed as ‘non-productive.’ This is because, unlike a chesty cough, tickly or dry coughs typically bring up little to no phlegm.

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