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I have persistent which happens mainly in the Fall season

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I have persistent which happens mainly in the Fall season and continues until Spring. Cough is aggrevated by breathing in cold air, when I talk, laugh, eat and drink. I have indoor and outdoor allergies. I am very afraid that this cough is due to something more serious. How can I rule out my fears.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.

Hello from JustAnswer.

What evaluation has been done beyond allergy testing that would have been done for the allergy shots?

How long has this been bothering you every Fall through Spring?

Are you concerned about a specific disease?

Or just that it may be something more serious than allergies?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Tested for sinusitis, and for asthma.
This has been bothering me since the last 2-3 years.
I am concerned about either throat cancer or lung cancer.
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for the clarification.

It is very unusual for throat or lung cancer to cause seasonal cough. However, the method to rule out the
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If you are having persistent cough despite the current treatments, then it also would be appropriate to consider other evaluation. A common medical problem that may cause these symptoms to be stubborn is acid reflux. Another condition that can cause similar symptoms is vasomotor disease, which is frequently worsened by breathing cold air.

The system says that you requested a phone call, but there was an issue with the payment method. For residents in the US, I would be glad to conduct a phone consultation, but you may need to contact customer service to correct the issue with the payment method.

Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.

I have not heard back about whether the issue for the phone call has been corrected. However, even if the phone call cannot be arranged, if I can provide any additional information within this forum, please let me know.

Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.

Or if the issue is corrected, it may require another offer for additional service be presented, so let me know if this is necessary.

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