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Can Benadryl help with a possible irritated trachea And does

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Can Benadryl help with a possible irritated trachea? And does an irritated trachea ever heal on its own?

I have a 7 month old Shepard mix who escaped a wire crate and I believe injured its trachea in the process - initially vomiting foam, clear liquid, some food - but five days later the cough appears only upon excitement. If the dog has had a very intense day of playing, barking, etc. then the cough can appear at night. But it's subsided significantly.

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From what you describe, traumatic irritation of the trachea is possible. However, the cough may have started at the same time of the crate escape by coincidence only. As a young puppy, I would also consider an infectious cough as a strong possibility.


Since he is already improving, I wouldn't be very concerned. Benadryl will not help in this case. Because of the possibility of an infectious cough, I do not even recommend a cough suppressant.


I would continue to watch him through the end of the week. If the cough does not resolve significantly, or if he appears worse - loss of appetite, depression etc, he should be seen by the vet.


Good luck.


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