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Your cough has not responded to any of the medicines like codeine , and other steroid sprays that you have inhaled.
There seems to be an element of an allergic predisposition which has resulted in a constant inflammation of the throat
as it gets better with the steriod inhalation and then reverts back
so what you would need to do at this stage is to perform blood levels of serum Ig E a
you will also need to get a detailed Pulmonary Function tests done
my cough does seem to get better some days, even to where i don't have any coughing fits, and then gets really bad the next day
alright, i have another doctors appointment tomorrow so i will mention this
yes that is because of the inflammatory substance which triggers your cough attacks is persistenly present in your throat tissue and even lung alveolar tissue
the pulmonary function test, is that where i blow into a plastic device to see if i have asthma?
your treatment will need to be continued for a long.
what is your eosinophil level in the blood
i am not sure but I had blood work done last week to check my blood count and to see if i might have an infection of some kind present, but i was told that it was all normal
eosinophils will give me a clue to confirm the allergic predisposition
also an IgE level will confirm
what might i be allergic to that could cause this? i've never had any severe allergy issues before
well viral illness in the background can cause supression of the immunity
and hence the body in defence produces huge amounts of Ig E which stimulates the mast cells and the histamines in the lungs and throat which can result in the what you'
i see, if this is indeed the cause, what can i do to help it?
the best way is to continue the treatment like :
the inhalers for 2 months , you might have to add in a theophylline based medicine
even codeine will need to be continued for a little longer
that will give you good sleep too
the codeine was mainly prescribed with my cough syrup to help me sleep, but it hasn't helped with that at all
should i continue to try to take it every night regardless?
how many tablespoon did you take?
have you visited an Ear Nose Throat specialist
no i have not, but i will mention that as well in my doctors appointment
actually it was 2 teaspoons
yes good that will help you better
which is what i was prescribed
you can take one tablespoon to one and half
alright i will try that tonight before bed, will it make me groggy the next morning though?
yes it would but you could take it 2 hours before going to bed...make sure you do not drive a avehicle
also, i've been taking 2000mg of lysine daily to try to boost my immune system and get rid of these cold sores, but i am not seeing an improvement after a few days. should i continue with it?
no you can stop it
will not make any difference
you can eat more of protein in your daily diet
5-6 egg white daily will help you boost your immunity
i will do that, are there any other foods i can eat to help?
i will do that. thank you
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alright, i really appreciate it, thank you and i hope to get better very soon
yes you will