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pfritz (@pfritz)

Mother coughs constantly for the last 5 months

Lung Health | Last Active: Dec 6, 2019 | Replies (7)

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@ethanmcconkey

Hi @pfritz and welcome to Connect. That must be so frightening seeing your Mom have this chronic cough. It can be very difficult to see a loved one show ambivalence toward the situation.

I thought @ginak may be able to share their experience with chronic cough and offer you support.

Has you mom been willing to go see a doctor since this has lasted for so long? Does she exhibit any other symptoms?

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Thank you for your response. As far as I know it's just the cough. She says she has a constant tickle feeling.

@pfritz In response to your mom’s chronic cough. I’m sorry to hear she doesn’t want to check on it. Perhaps if she is older she feels she doesn’t want to bother making changes in her routines. I always had constant throat clearing and a dry cough. Found out that “tickle” can be caused by acid reflux. Which can also cause lung nodules and MAI/MAC. I was also Dx with bronchiectasis, for which I was advised to use an Aerobika device for lung clearance and I nebulize 3% saline every day. Now, I hardly ever cough throughout the day unless I eat or drink something that irritates my acid reflux. I was also advised it’s counter productive to take cough medicine unless it’s an expectorant. You don’t want to suppress the cough because you want to clear out whatever is in the lungs. Good luck, I hope she will reconsider going to a Dr.
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