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my mother lungs dry and cough. any solution?

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My mother lungs dry and cough plz any soultion tel me what i do

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replied March 25th, 2016
Lungs and Respiratory Disorders Answer A56439
Hi! Thanks for your query on eHealth Forum!

Cough is generally a result of an irritant such as stomach acid (gastric reflux), mucus (asthma), hair spray, perfume, dust, pollen, mold, even spicy food, post nasal drip, or infection. It could also be due to infection such as pneumonia or bronchitis.

Many viral conditions like EBV (glandular fever) behave in this way with recurrent respiratory infections. Many parasitic infestations and worms increase the eosinophil counts in the blood and thus cause an increased risk of upper respiratory infections. Conditions like tuberculosis, sarcoidosis, asbestosis and silicosis along with pulmonary fibrosis should be ruled out. Please show your mother to a doctor to find out the cause.

Meanwhile let her try deep breathing exercise. Steam inhalation, drinking hot fluids and soups, warm lemonade, gargling with warm saline water are all very helpful. Do discuss with your doctor and first try and find the cause. Hope this helps. Take care!

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