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Asthma

Question
Posted by: Riaan | 2020/06/17

Q.

Intermittent coughing not going away after bronchitis

Good day Dr. I have asthma, allergies, and every so often I get bronchitis, my Dr, picked up I have nodules on both my lungs, when I saw a specialist they did a CT chest x Ray and compared it to an older x ray but there was no increase they did bloods and did not find that I had Sarcoidosis or viral infection, but I still have this intermittent cough I increased my asthma medication but still does not help, and I cough flem up, but it dos not look discolored I don't just cough when I am lying down also, as I was thinking the cause could be as a result of a nasal drip

Expert's Reply

A.

Asthma Expert
- 2020/06/19

There are many causes of chronic intermittent cough. One common one is acid coming up the food pipe (GORD) and another common one that's often missed and not addressed is chronic post-nasal drip. You should speak to your healthcare provider. Have you tried some daily antihistamines with a nasal inhaled steroid? Often your doctor might empirically try antacids. Please discuss this with your healthcare provider and take it from there.

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