Posted by Ron F.
on June 19, 2000 at 19:40:17:
In Reply to: Can't Stop Coughing posted by Jen on May 19, 2000 at 03:10:53:
: About a month ago I caught a nasty cold which I had for about a week and a half. I have gotten over it, but I still have a cough that lingers on and just in the past couple of days it seems to have gotten really bad. I don't have any other symptoms except this annoying cough, which at times makes me almost vomit because I start to gag. I never cough anything up, but it just feels like there is something in my throat and my chest that just won't go away, kind of like a tickle that water can't even cure. I used to work in a place with a lot of second hand smoke in the air and have had lots of respiratory problems such as repeated bouts of bronchitis which I am diagnosed with at least once or twice a year. I haven't worked in a smoky atmosphere for over a year now, so I am not sure what the problem is. Help!!!
Maybe you have a sinus drip. Of course a Dr. should be able to tell if he is looking for it. I have found for me, that coffee will relieve my cough almost as quick as anything else I have ever tried. I have COPD so I know what an annoying cough can be like. Good luck!