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RD cutting edge medicine in September 2009 canadian edition

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RD cutting edge medicine in September 2009 canadian edition wrote "Spray away your cough cused by postnasal drip with a combo of antihistamine and steroid spray. Would you have any further information I could take to my doctor ie study source or name of spray?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Pauline replied 7 years ago.

Chronic cough can be due to several things, and depending on other factors such as smoking history, weight loss etc may need a full evaluation.

If the problem is only in the morning then it is possible that your symptoms are related to GERD (due to irritation caused by stomach acid) and if that is the case then you need to continue with Prevacid, in fact possibly increase the dose.

However if this is a rhinitis problem then it is well recognized that the use of a steroid nasal spray can be helpful, If your doctor is not familiar with this then you should see an ENT specialist.

However here is a link that may be helpful: here

My only concern is that the spit is not clear, as that may possibly imply an infective cause and you may need some oral antibiotics if a sample provides evidence of infection.