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I have a dry cough. It's persisting from last few months ( more than 3 months). There is no chest pain. Slight cold environment causes me urge to cough, irritation happens inside the chest. I have consulted a ENT(ears, nose, and throat) doctor, but he doesn't seem to guide me well. He asked me to take an antibiotic and cough syrup for all this time, but I don't see any relief. What kind of doctor or physician do I need to consult for my case?

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    Hi there, and welcome to health.SE! I modified your question because we can't really provide suggestions about dealing with the cough (that would be giving personal medical advice and we probably don't have enough information), so instead I reworded it to ask what kind of help you should look for. If you have any other questions, maybe try asking in a separate post? – Dave Liu Feb 15 '16 at 23:46
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Dry cough is most often non-inflammatory. If you had a flu or influenza prior to the beginning of the symptoms, then you might suffer from something post-viral. It is usually self-limiting. (Wikipedia)

The fact that cold air provokes your symptoms might be indicative of asthma. As such, you may need to see a pulmonary specialist. Certainly he/she run some basic tests like a chest x-ray for a starter. Spirometry is also the routine test to be performed.

  • thanks for passing such an invaluable informations. I am new to this portal so sorry if the question was bit off. Thank you :) – shrish Jul 31 '15 at 4:10
  • seems like I had a allergic cough, I consulted with pulmonary specialist and he prescribed me cetirizine tablets to 30 days. I am already seeing some positive effects. :) thanks much for your help – shrish Aug 4 '15 at 5:03

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