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Forum Name: Valvular Heart Diseases

Question: Caugh allergy

 Johny - Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:04 am

My wife is 23 and she is having a continuous caugh specially at night even she tried several medicines and honey what do you recommend her to do more.
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:05 am

User avatar Hello,

Your wife should be examined by a specialist. Does she produce sputum or is this a dry cough? Does she have a fever? How long has this cough been? Is it recurring?

If it is an infection she may need to take an antibiotic.

If it is an allergy then the cause needs to be identified and she needs to take allergy medicines as prescribed by her doctor.

Asthma is one form of allergy that presents usually with dry cough / shortness of breath that may be exacerbated at night.

Good luck and keep this thread updated.

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