Mother coughs constantly for the last 5 months
Hello everyone I just joined here because I am very concerned for my mother. About 5 months ago she started chronically coughing every day. She will do this for hours at a time. Her coughs sound like sqeaking rather than a normal coughs and she has been drinking cough medicine every night since then. She insists that it is just allergies but she continues to get worse. I wonder if it is something psychological since often times it sounds like she has nothing to cough up. She doesn't seem to want to address it when I ask her about it.
I'm very worried about the increasing amount of coughing she has been doing and the amount of cough medicine she consumes. She doesn't seem to want to change her habits due to her ambivalence to the situation. I don't really know what's going on or what to do. If you have any advice I would really appreciate it.