Our expert says:
A chronic cough has to be investigated. A sputum sample analysis and a chest x-ray will have to be done. Unfortunately, using a cough suppressant will not be advisable, as you will only be treating the symptom and not the cause. I am therefore, I am sorry to tell you that you will have to consult a doctor.
There a multitude of reasons for a chronic cough and your other symptoms and it is very difficult to make a diagnosis without and examination and special investigations.
Dr Anrich Burger
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