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I had a chronic cough (bad) for about nine months. It was so

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I had a chronic cough (bad) for about nine months. It was so bad MD said I had pneumonia, but that wasn't it. I had thyroid cancer. The day my thyroid was removed, the cough stopped. That was two years ago. Now, the cough is back and I'm concerned. i was laid off from my job as a Hospice nurse, and can't afford the $500+ Cobra payment.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Salar replied 4 years ago.
well you should use mucinex upto 1200 mg twice a day along with prilosec OTC. this will help control the cough. not all coughis linked with thyroid cancer/ disease. also review of medicine should be done for side effects esp lisinopril which cause cough. if problem persist add tessalon perles and a steroid taper.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I have taken prednizone, tessalon pearls, and an still taking Prilosec OTC BID. The Guafinisen didn't make any difference.
Expert:  Salar replied 4 years ago.
In that case start singulair and advair diskus/ albuterol inhaler.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
The inhaler helped, but only with the wheezine. That has cleared up, but the cough continues, despite the inhaler.
Expert:  Salar replied 4 years ago.
it can take few weeks for cough to get better. just continue the same medicines. also make sure your heart function is good and not causing cough.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I have had the cough for over a month now, (six weeks). Also, I had extensive allergy testing before they discovered the thyroid cancer and there were no allergies. The only thing I have been doing differently lately is paiting my family room. Could the paint have something to do with this?
Expert:  Salar replied 4 years ago.
definitely yes. please stop painting. the fumes are irritating to airway leading to ongoing cough.
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