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Constant Coughing

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  • Posted By: hogndog
  • December 27, 2006
  • 03:58 PM

:eek: Have had this cough for, what seems like forever. I'm affraid, it may be serious, but then again, maybe it is'nt. WWYD?

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  • constant cough is always serious.seethe doc to make sure that immediately life threatening conditions have been eliminated.otherwise it is usually post nasal drip.bacterial crap from infected sinuses dribbles down the back of your throat and irritates your lungs.thats why you cough.this is what you needto do .1.clean up any possible sources of irritating dusts in your environment,in case an allergy is causing swelling in your nasal passages,provoking sinusitis.2.take cetirizene and sudafed to combat any allergy that might be presentand to reduce swelling in your nasal passages.3.you will need the doctors cooperation to prescribe several courses of high dose antibiotics to clean out your sinuses. do1. above first .. it may be enough.there may be no sinus involvement .if 1. does not work on its own,go on to 2.and so on.do not expect an early result .it can take three months for your lungs to come out of their hypersensitive state,so persevere. presumably you are not a smoker.if you are then the smoke is the irritant you must remove.it will have the effect of removing it from the lungs of others too.hooflippingray.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 28, 2006
    • 07:20 PM
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  • 1. Try irrigating your sinus nightly with a saline solution (not a saline mist, but a rinse). If you're unfamiliar, I'll try to check back to this site (or forum or thread or whatever this is called) and I can give you some instructions. 2. Some blood pressure medications can cause a cough. 3. Acid reflux can cause a cough. 4. Also, there is the possibility of allergies. However, see a physician immediately, because there is always the possibility of something less benign (early stage lung cancer, emphysema, fibrosis, TB--even if you think you haven't been exposed. You'd be surprised.) I hope this information is helpful. I know you rely strongly on your faith and natural remedies (which is why I suggested the sinus rinse--it really does make a difference), but there are some conditions that need medical treatment. Please see a doctor. Take care.
    HMfromNC 1 Replies
    • January 28, 2007
    • 06:28 PM
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  • I have the same problem with cough, but I think it may be allergies.
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  • So yes, do seek medical attention right away. I think that Unregistered's answer covered everything. Have you inhaled sawdust? Because that can cause problems in your upper respiratory track... caughing you to cough...
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  • Ive just found i have bronchitis.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 18, 2009
    • 04:10 PM
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  • I am seriously looking to find out why I cough so much.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 19, 2009
    • 00:11 AM
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  • I am seriously looking to find out why I cough so much.Check your furnace. I have had a cronic cough for years, last week I needed a new furnace and now my cough is less than half of what it was since installing the new furnace. I never would have guessed it but it makes sense. carbon monoxcide will kill you never mind the cough.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 11, 2010
    • 09:05 PM
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