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When my husband gets a cold he coughs for weeks afterwards -

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When my husband gets a cold he coughs for weeks afterwards - even when he doedn't have the cold anymore.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Su S replied 8 years ago.


After a viral cold attack, infection can spread to lungs, from which he coughs up for weeks. It can be viral or bacterial. It can be due to irritability of the respiratory mucosa or allergy. Bacterial super infection can occur when antibiotic will be needed to cure it.
Consultation with the doctor will help to detect the cause and proper treatment.

Hope this information will help you.
Wish your husband's healthy life.
Any query, please ask.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.

why would it happen EVERY time he gets a cold?


Expert:  Dr. Su S replied 8 years ago.
It can be due to increased sensitivity to respiratory mucosa or bacterial superinfection.
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