Patient Comments: Chronic Cough - Remedies

What remedies have been effective for your chronic cough?

Comment from: bharti s., 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 12

I had cough and cold for 3 days and consulted doctor. Medication given by the doctor is Ocid capsule (2) Allegra tablet (3) cefixime capsule and Codistar syrup followed by Allegra tablet. Now continuous chronic cough persists in the night.

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Comment from: Nancy, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 01

Nexium can cause osteoporosis by depleting calcium. I can't take it for my acid reflux which is giving me a chronic cough. I was advised to take Zantac, but new evidence shows that it can cause dementia. Mucinex works, but should only be taken for 9 days.

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Comment from: Eunice, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 16

I have had a chronic cough for about 15 years. I regularly suffer, at least once a year with bronchitis. The only cure for me is 10 days of penicillin. But the chronic cough may not be part of the bronchitis, but the coughing is worse at this time. I have GERD (gastro intestinal reflux disease) so the doctor's tend to think this AND stress have caused this cough. I've had dozens of tests and I feel that doctors are guessing with GERD. I once smoked but the cough was not part of those years but arrived much later when I was under extreme stress at work. In those days, I would go through about 2 bottles of Gaviscon a week at work, the heartburn was so bad. I later started got a prescription for Nexium and have been taking that for about 10 years. The heartburn is under control with that but the coughing (about 10 times daily) continues.

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Comment from: Kneo, 13-18 Male (Caregiver) Published: September 30

My 17 year old son was diagnosed with Glandular fever and two days later with measles, he was sick for two weeks and missed school he has been coughing from day. That is he has been coughing for four weeks. But now he is feverish again and can't eat because he says there is a pain in his chest when he swallows. Please help I do not know what to do anymore. He is a smart A student.

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Comment from: 75 or over Female (Caregiver) Published: August 03

I found an article about sensory neuropathic cough, awesome research about people that are still coughing after so many years with no cure. Also visit you tube and type on search field the title of sensory neuropathic cough, two short videos were Dr. Robert W Bastian explains his findings. I am glad Dr. Bastian took his time to research this awful cough. I was able to help my mother; she has been coughing for ten years. Very awful.

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Comment from: Sasikala, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: January 31

My mom who is 49 years old having chronic cough for the last 3 to 4 years. Took blood test, pulmonary function test, chest x-ray, TB test. All came back normal. Whenever she goes to doctor they say all is normal, gives an antibiotic and cough syrup, but cough does not go away. She is chronically having cough. Now my father also recently got cough. He is also suffering from chronic cough for the last one month. My brother also gets affected with cough frequently.

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Comment from: MoeMoe, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 07

My doctor prescribed Hydrocodone and that was the only thing that suppressed my cough, but it's a narcotic and can be addictive. I only take about 1/4 of a pill and it suppresses my cough for up to 8 hours without making me drowsy. I'm also having the air quality in my house and work checked for mold. I got a cold-air humidifier but that just seemed to make my cough worse so I may be purchasing an air purifier instead. My doctor thinks I have allergies because it's a dry cough and I don't feel sick. I also don't have asthma and I only cough when I'm moving around the house or work and I rarely cough when I'm asleep.

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