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cordovian
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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 8/12/2008 7:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Can anyone explain the chronic cough from ESLD?

Judith
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 131
   Posted 8/12/2008 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Cordovian,
 
My husband has the chronic cough too and I have asked several doc's about it with NO clear answer, they have checked his lungs and can't find anything so I wish I could help you more but it just seems to be part of the disease shakehead .  Sometimes he coughs so hard that he chokes and it keeps him awake quite a bit, I bought a vaporizer and that didn't help either, maybe someone else has a good answer,
 
Judith

cordovian
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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 8/12/2008 11:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Well thanks any way..........my husband has never smoked, so I just chalked it up to the disease as well, but I would sure like to know why.
I guess the liver affects so many, many things within the body, why not the urge to cough?
What stage is your husband in?

soonersfan1
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 29
   Posted 8/12/2008 12:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Could his cough be from like sinus/allergy? I have been coughing alot lately at night when I lay down and then not so much during the day. I think mine is sinus/allergy related because I get a small headache with it also......... Something to maybe check out... Soonersfan1

Judith
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 131
   Posted 8/12/2008 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
My husband is currently a 17 MELD and testing to get on the transplant list, I do not believe his cough is due to allergies but have been concerned that it is fluid in his lungs!  How about your husband?
 
 
Judith
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