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Buckeye

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Hey everyone, first off I do not have c19. I have Had a slight cough ever since my aortic OnX valve replacement with a single bypass surgery on Jan 23. My cardiologist doesn’t understand why as well. He thinks it’s because my bronchiole tubes are irritated from being intubated. He prescribed me Benzonatate 100mg pills to take three times a day. They work about 3 to 4 hours out of the eight that They are supposed to. I also have “Active asthma “ I’m more prone to problems during the summer when mold high humidity and particulates are stagnant in the air. My question is have any of you experienced a cough that has gone on for almost 3 months. I am going to go see my asthma and allergist hopefully today and see what he thinks. Any information would be helpful. Thanks again for all the support.
 

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Sorry you have this persistent cough. If you won’t be satisfied with your cardio’s response, try to see a pulmonologist...just my 2-cents thought. Wish you well.
 

Eva

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Until you see a doctor, here’s some info from Harvard:
Good luck.
 

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Hi Buckeye - I have a cough, sometimes persistent for months and months, for about 8 years. CT scan showed that I have small airways disease which is similar to asthma - it was diagnosed by respiratory consultant whom I am now under. I use a preventer inhaler twice a day, been using that for the past 7 years. I’ve no idea how I got small airways disease but it’s usually due to things like pollution. The interesting thing is that it first showed in my lung fields on CT angiogram before I ever experienced coughing symptoms. The preventer inhaler usually works well, but not when there’s a lot of pollution or pollen around or if it’s very cold weather, or if I get a cold. Your asthma doc should be a good person to investigate your cough.
 

Buckeye

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Thanks for all the replies. My allergist has given me Zyrtec and nasacort to my arsenal of allergy medicine. He seems to think my post nasal drip and sinus are the culprit. We will see if it works .
 

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I'm 6 weeks out of a bioprosthetic valve, root, AA and single bypass. I've had pretty consistent post-nasal drip / sinus drainage since I was in the hospital. Given the amount of time, my doc (just yesterday) gave me Flonase and Pepcid (in case it's acid reflux.)
 

Buckeye

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I'm 6 weeks out of a bioprosthetic valve, root, AA and single bypass. I've had pretty consistent post-nasal drip / sinus drainage since I was in the hospital. Given the amount of time, my doc (just yesterday) gave me Flonase and Pepcid (in case it's acid reflux.)
The nasacort seems to be working . It really dried up my sinus. Not sure how much the Zyrtec is working since only took it an hour ago. Haven’t coughed nearly as much this morning. Keeping fingers crossed this works.
 

tom in MO

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Thanks for all the replies. My allergist has given me Zyrtec and nasacort to my arsenal of allergy medicine. He seems to think my post nasal drip and sinus are the culprit. We will see if it works .
I get a cough with seasonal allergies. With covid I explain it to lots of people :) Zyrtec is an antihistamine. If it doesn't work, try different ones, there are lots of them. It took me 3 tries to find an antihistamine that worked for me. Nasacort didn't work for me, but flonase did. It can be a little rough on the nose, I use a wee bit of petroleum jelly in the nostril as far as I can reach. It helps.

All of these drugs you need to take regularly for a week or so before the full effects can be judged.
 

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