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Severe Cough

Hi Doctor, My mother is having severe cough at least more than a minute every time when she cough and she is getting cough for max about 10 times in a day. She is having this problem from past 5 years. I showed her to doctor, he took x-ray and doctor said everything is normal and there is no problem in lungs. If everything is normal I am in confusion why my mother is getting cough. She doesn't have any medical problems other than cough. Please suggest what I can do for my mother to get rid of cough. Your suggestion will be very helpful. Regards, Vinod
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Harisha N L Bangalore | General Physician
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Maybe be due to allergy or gastro esophageal reflux disease...Home-care measures to relieve cough include reducing irritating stimuli (eg, cold, dry air; indoor or outdoor air pollutants) that may provoke coughing. An upright or semiupright posture, such as sleeping with the head and shoulders raised, may decrease cough related to pharyngeal secretions...do warm saline gargling twice a day ...try eating several small meals instead of three large ones whenever you can...Avoid foods that irritate your stomach, especially those that are spicy, acidic, fried or fatty... avoid coffee,tea etc...
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