Posted by: Dorothy | 2017/11/12


Cough treatment

I have had a cough for many years. I rarely cough during the night , but it usually starts shortly after I get up. I went through testing about 20 years ago which included chest x-ray, ct scan, bronchoscopy, test for reflux, visit to lung and allergy specialists. The only diagnosis found was chronic sinusitis. I have used Flonase ever since. I have been treated for cough variant asthma and exercise induce asthma without success. Frequently, when eating, a coughing spell will easily come on, and the cool air will aggravate it. Also, when I walk or cross-country ski for exercise. I also, recently tried amitriptylin for a neuropathic cough. It seemed to help, but only for a short time. 

Expert's Reply


Cough Expert
- 2018/01/10

Dear Dorothy,

Chronic cough can be a very complex and challenging condition to diagnose and treat.  You definitely need to see a pulmonologist.  You can make contact with me through the following number (021 404 7650) if you can see me in Cape Town.

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