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I've been coughing bad now for probably around 8 months. I have been on inhalers for three years or so. I take Singulair or Montellukast in the evenings or around a few hours before bedtime. I am still having some persistent coughing and I have been switched off Lisinopril HCTZ because I was told it could worsen my coughing symptoms. I am not a smoker nor have I ever been a smoker of any kind. I do have bad allergies and live around second hand smoke exposure from my father who smokes frequently in the garage. The symptoms seem to worsen when I am exposed to smoke but have been bad for a long time before I have been back at home for the summer. It's been probably 8 months and coming up on 9 months that I've had this persistent and annoying cough that I can't get rid of. I take Singulair or Montellukast in conjunction with an albuterol inhaler as well as use an Advair Inhaler 250/50 strength. I use the albuterol quite frequently and lately my doctor bumped advair to 500/50.

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replied June 23rd, 2017
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Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Its allergies and need to be taken care of with adequate dosage, also lisinopril is notorious for cough and should be replaced.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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