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Coughing fits

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coughing fits
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.
HiWhat is your question
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi, started to cough 3wks ago. chesty/clear sputum (asthmatic good control usually on inhaled steroids) treated for loss of asthma control with 40mgs oral steroid for 5 days.3 days later became unwell, fever and still coughing+++ with clear sputum. Treated for bronchitis with amoxil 500 for 1wk. Made no difference. The cough for last 10 days comes in spasms, severe, clear/forthy sputum, unable to breathe for several seconds and unable to speak. recover about 2mins but voice still remains hoarse for some time afterwards
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Have been treated with clarithromycin 500mgs and further course of oral steroids..made no difference
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.
OKI understand the situationWhat is your medical questoin
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Could I have whooping cough
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
these coughing fits are frightening my family
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.
Whooping cough is quite possible.A nasal swab PCR test needs to be done by your doctor.Acid reflux can make a cough persist even without infection as well. please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent]. If you forgot something, come back. I am here daily.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Would acid reflux cause such severe coughing without any gastric symptoms
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.
It is possible yes.But you need testing.Please click a positive here.Come back if needed.
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