Dear Greg, Thanks for providing quick additional information.
Having cough for last 2 months, is of concern and have to be clinically evaluated by doctor. Possible causes for such symptoms are-
2. Chronic bronchitis
- It is long-standing inflammation of airways (bronchial tubes), this can cause congestion, breathlessness. It is most common with persons having history of smoking.
- This condition results in abnormal widening of your bronchial tubes affects their ability to clear mucus from your lungs
Cigarette smokers may develop irreversible narrowing of their bronchial tubes from inflammation and scarring, which lead to breathing problems.
First of all you need to get few tests done. These are-
-A chest x-ray
These tests will determine how much air moves in and out as you breathe.
In your case the best line of treatment is-
1. Oral medications like montelukast (Singulair), zafirlukast (Accolate).
2. Inhaled medications- Long-acting beta agonists like salmeterol (Serevent) and formoterol (Foradil, Perforomist), open the airways and reduce inflammation.
And in addition, a short course of systemic
corticosteroid therapy may be given and has been proven to be effective.
-Also Albuterol and guaifenesin products treat cough, dyspnea, and wheezing.
I would recommend that you visit Pulmonologist for clinical evaluation. You need to undergo tests as advised, and accordingly line of treatment will be selected.
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