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Sue2Vill

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I have had a chronic dry hacking allergic cough for about 20 years. My lungs are totally clear and nobody has been able to figure it out. I think it may have started when I went through old photos and letters that were full of mold and mildew. the only thing I can do is take a Vicodin before I go somewhere where my coughing would disturb everyone

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    • debbietimtom

      418d

      I also have had a cough fir over 20 years now. Been tested years ago for asthma, Gerd, acid reflux, chest xrays, endoscopy and all fine. Diagnosed with idiopathic cough as nothing worked. Had breast cancer 3 years ago and now my lung has slight scarring after radiotherapy which has made my cough worse. Stand up, walking up a flight of stairs I will cough my guts up. In the process of trialling various inhalers which to date have jot helped. Had covid last year which set me back a bit just would like to hear other people's treatment if anything helps even a tiny bit I will try anything. I also bring up clear mucus when I cough. Thanks

    • debbietimtom

      418d

      I also have had a cough fir over 20 years now. Been tested years ago for asthma, Gerd, acid reflux, chest xrays, endoscopy and all fine. Diagnosed with idiopathic cough as nothing worked. Had breast cancer 3 years ago and now my lung has slight scarring after radiotherapy which has made my cough worse. Stand up, walking up a flight of stairs I will cough my guts up. In the process of trialling various inhalers which to date have jot helped. Had covid last year which set me back a bit just would like to hear other people's treatment if anything helps even a tiny bit I will try anything. I also bring up clear mucus when I cough. Thanks

    • Magnus

      629d

      Im having similar issues. It could be possible that it could be chronic neurogenic cough. There's a recently discovered treatment called superior laryngeal nerve block for this. I'm considering it

      • wolflup

        619d

        @Magnus is it meds ?

        • Pudder

          537d

          @wolflup no, it is shots into the nerves in the neck, specifically the vagus nerve, that block the nerve's impulses to cough. I had it done at Mayo last year and it did nothing for me but cause hoarseness when singing after awhile. Apparently, it has worked well for some, just not for me.

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