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Persistent Cough

I have had a dry cough for 2 1/2 months now.  I have had a lung function test, chest x-ray and and full allergy panel done.  All are negative. It is a very dry, hard cough.  It sometimes makes me sound hoarse. Most of the time if I chew gum it is much less frequent.  When I lay down it completely stops. It is everyday and usually worse in the evenings.
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Hello, not sure if you are on any medications but if you are some medications can cause a chronic dry cough (some sort of allergic reaction).  My mother in law suffered from this for about a year.  Doctor couldn't figure it out until one day she thought maybe it was her blood pressure medication so they changed it and the cough went away.  Just a thought.
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you take ginger and lemon and cut in small pcs and take one pcs ginger after take your meal.
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There are 3 very common reasons for chronic cough -- GERD (reflux), asthma, and post-nasal drip. It sounds like yours may be post-nasal drip, given that it is worse at the end of the day and better when chewing gum (you make more saliva and the back of your throat stays wetter). I would recommend trial of an allergy medicine or nasal spray.
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