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hello have you shown a doctor for this? any medicines taken?
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do yu have any fever?
well, this is something for which you need to show your doctor
as your cough has been continuing for more than a month, and it is very severe, you need to show your doctor for this
you are likely to need antibiotics for this
you may be having a bacterial infection
you could also be having pleuritis or inflammation of the lining of the lungs
it is best to show your doctor for this
home treatment is not advisable anymore in any severe cough lasting more than a month
important tests for you are:
Sputum culture and sensitivity
blood CBC, sugar
discuss these tests with your doctor
they are necessary to find the exact cause of your cough
any further questions?
Also when I cough I can not control myself and sometimes pass urine which can be very embarassing I now wear a pad. Does this mean that i have a weak bladder. I do the floor exercises to strength my pelvic floor. hope this problem will not continue
this is stress incontinence
it is not so much a weak bladder as weakness of the pelvic floor muscles
you are right to do the floor exercises which will help in this
continue with the exercises
look up these exercises also which will help you
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No thank you very much for the advice as I was getting quite worried about this cough It is so embarrising
glad to help
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have a good day
No thank you and thankyou for your advice, will try and make an appointment which gets increasingly more difficult each time one rings up for one.
yes I understand
Thank you for the advice will get an appointment with my GP asap thank you.
but tell the doctor you have been having a cough for one month
that will help you get an early appointment
wish you a quick and early recovery
The Doctor has been more than helpful has answered my questions satisfactory and I will be seeking further advice from my own GP this afternoon as I have had a cancellation appointment