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I have had a cough for years and do see a Dr I have had sinus surgeries and have "windows" that cause post nasal drip between that and reflux I cough.... recently the mucus has become very thick and looks cloudy like cotton

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

32 years tight feeling I have an apt for reg visit Wednesday

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

I take Montelukast 50 D at bedtime for about 3 years took a pulmonary test and didn't flunk but my since retired thought after that test I should take it. I have had pneumonia 2 in 3 years.

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Doctor: Vakul Aren, Doctor replied 8 months ago
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Hello,I am Dr. Aren and I will help with your query.White mucus is often seen as a result of allergic inflammation of the sinuses and nasal mucosa,This may cause a Post Nasal Drip(PND) which may provoke severe cough.Addition of Fexofenadine/Allegra and local Fluticasone nasal spray will help provide some relief.Avoiding any chemicals or areas which may increase the runny nose and allergy will help.Steam inhalations may help.The allergies may also improve if a humidifier is used in the bedroom overnight.Cloudy white mucus indicates only allergic mucus ,other colour changes would be suggestive of infection.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
This isn't a good method for me sorry. I am 59 have had cough for years...I will just wait and see regular dr. This is different have had sinus issues. Cough is tight and mucus is fluffy never been like this before.
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 8 months ago
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This is Dr. David

I see the other expert has opted out

post nasal drip often can cause cough if mucus in your nose drips down the back of your throat into your lungs and throat.

this can cause cough and coughing up mucus.

using over the counter allergy medications like Allegra 180mg and a steroid nasal spray like Nasocort or Rhinocort can help decrease post nasal drip and allergy symptoms and decrease mucus and could help your cough

you are not willing to try some over the counter allergy medications?

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