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Couphing and feeling of a lump in my throat making me feel

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couphing and feeling of a lump in my throat making me feel like its hard to swallow and making me want to constantly trying to swallow to releif the lump feeling
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Customer: I thought i have allergies and every years around winter monthes i develop cough but this year its pretty bad
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 9 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Are you taking any anti histamine for allergies currently?

Any history of acid reflux?

How long you have these symptoms?
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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Im taking loratadine now.
Also i was prescrbed azythromycin and benzonatate 100 mg for couph, that i just started taking with no releif so far.
Albuterol prn as needed. And symbicort spray. No releif. Didnt sleep
All nigth
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I have accasional heart burn that i take tums for.
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 9 months ago.

Azithromycin is an antibiotic does not work against any virus.

It only works for bacterial infection.

Your symptoms suggest likely viral infection.

It will run its own course as no specific treatment available for viral infection.

Your body will fight it off.

However you can try a stronger heart burn medication like Ranitidine 150 mg twice daily to prevent heart burn.

Acid from stomach can damage the esophagus and throat as well.

You may also respond to a oral steroid ocurse like Prednisone to reduce the inflammation in throat and airways main cause for coughing.

Best wishes