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Chronic cough

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  • Posted By: janis0616
  • February 4, 2009
  • 00:46 PM

I know my symptoms aren't as bad as a lot of the posts on this site, but I would like to see if anyone knows what I could have since this has gone on for so long. I have had a productive cough for a little over a year now (it started January '08). It's not a very bad cough, but annoying because of how long I've had it. Also, it seems to get worse after I eat. I haven't seen a doctor yet because I don't have health insurance right now. The coughing is basically the only symptom, however I always have a postnasal drip, trouble breathing through my nose, and I tend to get coughs and congestion a lot.

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  • You may have gastroesophageal reflux. Sometimes cough is the only symptom.
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • February 4, 2009
    • 05:04 PM
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  • You might have sinusitis and the infection might has spread downwards, causing bronchitis. Sometimes the cough is the only symptom.
    Felsen 510 Replies
    • February 4, 2009
    • 09:36 PM
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  • I had a chronic cough for over a nearly two years - coughed all day every day. I went to various ENT and internal medicine docs. The numerous sprays, syrups, etc. did nothing. The last ENT I saw suggested taking a teaspoon of honey at night before bed. He put me on the famous purple pill Nexium once a day. He said as we get older, particles are more likely to "float" into the esophagus and cause a chronic cough. Now instead of coughing all day every day, I only cough occasionally when I'm some place where there isn't air moving about. I now take the purple pill only when the cough seems to return which is rare. Two days back on Nexium and it is gone again. This is quite a miracle after all the junk I was prescribed that did NOTHING.:)
    painful tum 4 Replies
    • February 10, 2009
    • 05:35 PM
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  • go see a doc get an e- xray blood work to rule out hodtchkins disease
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 18, 2009
    • 06:46 PM
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