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Allergic Cough

My wife suffers from Allergic Cough Every year.No medicine helps her . Pls help. Her haemogram report is normal.
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Venkat Raghav Bangalore | General Physician
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There are multiple allergies that can cause cough and we have to blame our changing lifestyle and the kind of urbanised environment we live in for that. We get allergies due to multiple things that float around us all the time such as – House dust mites,Inhalants that we contract at work,The kind of food we eat, especially sour food items,Pollution. Allergens irritate the various linings of the nose, throat, noise box or lungs which lead to inflammation or swelling which causes the cough. Some precautions people prone to allergic cough can take to avoid it is - Eat only home cooked food,Drink clean water,Avoid sour food items including fruits,Make sure your home and workplace are very clean and your air conditioners are serviced regularly.Avoid scented cosmetics, air fresheners etc. Read more about tips to deal with cosmetic allergies.Avoid being in polluted places for prolonged periods. If you cannot avoid this, use a surgical mask easily available at any chemist’s.It’s advisable to not keep thick curtains which dust is inclined to and switch to thinner ones.
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