The patient is my son. He has a persistent chronic cough. He has been treated with steroids and inhalers that help little. Allergy has been ruled out. Scan and xrays are negative. He has seen a pulmonary specialist, allergy specialist and several general practice MD.
When he is taking antibiotics the cough stops. He has taken many antibiotics. When the antibiotics stop and cough returns. He has taken antibiotics for 6 weeks but when he finishes the antibiotics the cough returns. The cough is persistent and often very harsh with coughing spells.
If CT scans and other investigations (including bronchial washings) are negative, there is little chance that the cough is related to lung cancer (especially because the cough is transiently impeoved by antibiotics).
Please continue to keep him under the care of a pulmonary specialist. They may like to rule out rarer conditions (TB, ABPA etc).
All the best, and God Bless.
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