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yet again i have the same raking cough,blocked nose,sleepless

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yet again i have the same raking cough,blocked nose,sleepless nights(coughing)always this time of year......after the winter months i am ok apart from walking up a slope....i get an aching in the middle of my chest......i have been told by the doctors...it`s a virus,it`s asthma,now it`s an alergy,this has been going on for two years now i need to know what is wrong
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 years ago.

Dr. David :

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I am sorry you are having dealing with this for so long.

Dr. David :

you could have a chronic sinus inflammation and you might need sinus surgery to help open up your sinuses if you have a blocked nose for a long period of time.

Dr. David :

do you smoke? smoking can worsen your lungs ability to fight off infections.

Customer:

i used to smoke but stopped 14years ago......i do get a blocked nose,i think that is why i have the aching in my chest as i have to breath through my mouth which makes it feel worse in the cold weather

Dr. David :

I'm glad you stopped smoking before.

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a humidifier might help

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but it sounds like your issues could be coming from your sinuses.

Dr. David :

you should consult with an ENT doctor and get a sinus CT scan.

Dr. David :

if you have long term blockage of your sinuses, you might need sinus surgery to help open up blocked sinuses and help them drain better.

Dr. David :

and this way you might be able breath better at night with your mouth closed.

Dr. David :

sounds like you have already tried many antibiotics and steroid nasal sprays already.

Customer:

so i need to convince my doctor to refer me to ENT department

Customer:

thankyou

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