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I haven been coughing for almost a month and i dont have any

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I haven been coughing for almost a month and i dont have any mucus. But i could feels cold inside my chest. I tried to press center of my chest and feel uneasy. Sometimes when i am coughing i can feel the pain in my head as if pressure. What is wrong with me:(
Hello,
Associated stuffy nose?
Phlegm at back of throat in morning?
Constant throat irritation and clearing?
Heartburn?
Nausea?
Alcohol and smoking history?
Have you seen an ENT specialist so far?
Sore throat?
History of hypertension?
Any investigations so far?


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Associated stuffy nose? - NO
Phlegm at back of throat in morning? -NO
Constant throat irritation and clearing? - yes irritation -itchy
Heartburn? -Sometimes
Nausea? - Sometimes
Alcohol and smoking history? - NO
Have you seen an ENT specialist so far? -NO
Sore throat? - NO
History of hypertension? - Previously NO but since i coughing more than a month it gives me 149/99 reading at night and if morning i check again my BP 131/90
Any investigations so far? - NO , the doctor said it is common and I dont think it is common if coughing for so long. The most I will cough for 3days but now more than a month :(

Hello,
Thanks for providing more information.
As you describe,in my opinion,you shouldn't ignore your symptoms as it may gradually get worse over the time.
Possible causes may include Bronchitis,Laryngopharyngeal reflux.
You should take OTC Claritin and also try OTC Prilosec for few days.
Further a chest X-ray,blood work like Complete Blood count,ESR,Absolute eosinophil count should be done.
Drink warm liquids.
Do saline gargles and steam inhalation.
Avoid spicy,fried food,carbonated beverages.
And make an appointment with pulmonologist(chest specialist) in next few days.
Even your blood pressure readings indicates either pre-hypertension or Stage 1 hypertension.


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