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I have a coughing problem. The mucus from my sinus drains down in my throat and causes me to cough. I have had this problem for years but it is worse now. What can I do or who should I see. Thank you. Diana

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the cough? Are you having any other symptoms?

Maybe 4 years. I don't have any other symptoms, but it is worse since I moved to Tucson from Maryland.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Nothing else relating to this problem.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 11 months ago
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What does the mucus look like?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
It is clear with some thickness
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 11 months ago

Have you tried anything for this Diana?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I don't cough constantly but when I start talking. I sleep sitting up
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 11 months ago

OK

For now I'd suggest a saline nasal irrigation system, oral probiotics, and either Claritin or Zyrtec

But you may also have a gastric reflux problem so I'd also add Prilosec or Pepcid AC

If that doesn't clear all this up you need to see a family doctor about it

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