Investigation of the cause of cough is very important in order to initiate a treatment plan personalized to your individual case.
Depending on your diagnosis and the severity of your cough, your medical specialist may prescribe you medications that will be focused towards countering allergies, treating bacterial infections or suppressing the cough so it doesn’t interfere with your normal everyday activities.
Besides these, your doctor at the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Service Line at The Aga Khan University Hospital may also prescribe lifestyle changes to help reduce the frequency of occurrence of the cough in certain cases. For instance, patients who face persistent coughing due to allergies will be advised to avoid allergens that worsen their condition. Similarly, patients who are smokers will be asked to quit smoking as it can worsen lung disorders, or patients suffering from coughs due to stomach acid reflux will be asked to alter the frequency and quantity of their meals.
Where another serious illness is the cause of the cough, the doctor will devise a specialized treatment plan to treat the patient’s underlying disorder. As a patient at The Aga Khan University Hospital, the only internationally accredited hospital of Pakistan, you will be provided with quality healthcare in a safe and comfortable environment with your treatment plan personalized to your individual case.