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had a cough now for some years, had a scan came back all clear.

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had a cough now for some years, had a scan came back all clear. just of late i have been coughing and bringing up flem. coughing mainly starts when i lie down in bed and when i turn over during the night and first thing in morning. this has been a problem for some time now, and i get out of breath and start coughing after assertion of energy
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 3 years ago.

Dear customer

Welcome to and thank you for your question.
I'm so sorry to hear of your discomfort due to coughing.I will do whatever I can to help answer your questions:

The chronic cough you are having can be due to following causes: asthma, allergic rhinitis, sinus problems like sinus infection,esophageal reflux of stomach contents(GERD),postnasal drip (Rhinorrhea).

Other cause are:lung diseases such as chronic bronchitis,bronchiectasis,certain medications,respiratory irritants such as chemicals.

As you are being prescribed with steroids by your new doctor,which did not worked,you now need broncho dialator & cough expectorants also.

Nebuliser & inhaled medications are more effective as they act directly on the airway surface and airway muscles.Short-acting inhaled beta-agonists are the preferred quick-relief medicine. Also he may require antibiotics and/or ant histamine medications.

I advice you to make an appointment with pulmonary doctor here in new place & then treatment with these inhalers & broncho dialators will be done accordingly.

Hope this helped.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back, I am happy to address follow-up questions.

Thank you

Kind Regards,
Dr. Robert