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Suggest treatment for persistent cough along with dry mouth

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Posted on Tue, 12 May 2015
Question: I am coughing constantly. My throat is dry. My mouth is dry. I do not smoke, but am a heavy drinker for many years. I have trouble swallowing and I have a dull pain in my neck most of the time. The cough is annoying to say the least. I am worried about throat cancer because my mother died of cancer and she was not a smoker or drinker. She died of stomach cancer
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Answered by Dr. Goswami Debopom (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
The coughing and dysphagia could be due to pathology of the esophagus.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome to HealthCare Magic. Thank you for posting your query.
I can understand your concern.

The cough and difficulty in swallowing (dysphagia) could be due to acute bronchitis or common cold , laryngitis , Gastro-esophageal reflux disease ,Achalsia cardia , a diverticulum of the esophagus called Zenker's diverticulum or mass in the esophagus - to name a few.

I would suggest you to
1. Stop drinking.
2. Get a routine blood hemoglobin, total count , differential count , chest XRay and neck Xray done.
3. Drink loads of water.
4. I would start tablet Taxim O . Your doctor can guide on the exact dosage .
5. Take steam inhalation to reduce cough.

Do not worry.

Visit a physician. He/she can examine and correlate clinically.
You may need an upper Gi endoscopy or esophagoscopy later.

Hope this helps.
Write back to us.
Regards.
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Suggest treatment for persistent cough along with dry mouth

Brief Answer: The coughing and dysphagia could be due to pathology of the esophagus. Detailed Answer: Welcome to HealthCare Magic. Thank you for posting your query. I can understand your concern. The cough and difficulty in swallowing (dysphagia) could be due to acute bronchitis or common cold , laryngitis , Gastro-esophageal reflux disease ,Achalsia cardia , a diverticulum of the esophagus called Zenker's diverticulum or mass in the esophagus - to name a few. I would suggest you to 1. Stop drinking. 2. Get a routine blood hemoglobin, total count , differential count , chest XRay and neck Xray done. 3. Drink loads of water. 4. I would start tablet Taxim O . Your doctor can guide on the exact dosage . 5. Take steam inhalation to reduce cough. Do not worry. Visit a physician. He/she can examine and correlate clinically. You may need an upper Gi endoscopy or esophagoscopy later. Hope this helps. Write back to us. Regards. 2.