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I'm coughing, it s caused by a trickle from the back of my

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I'm coughing, it s caused by a trickle from the back of my nose. At night its so bad I sound like I've got hooping c . I've had this three times in past 12 months,as I get older it frightens me, in case I bust a blood vessel. I'm 75.normally quite fit. My G.P.excellent, but bless she's probably had enough too.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
This is due to allergiesIt is called post nasal dripA simple fix is fluticasone nasal spray or cetirizine pills.The combination is sometimes needed if one or both doesn't work
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
please don't forget a positive rating. I appreciate itif you have more questions, just reply :)
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
HelloThis is a different expert and I have a different answer for you.Such a cough can be caused byPost nasal drip: this is not only caused by allergies, but can be from sinus infections as well.Acid reflux can cause this symptom, and masquerade as allergy.This would in fact be treated by ant acids.Your GP can refer you for allergy testing if he/she thinks this is what it is.Or start ant acid.Or decide if this is a simple cold, or more complicated sinus infection.I am a double board certified clinical doctor with over 20 years of experience.Find me, Dr. Thomas, anytime in the medical category by request.