Suggest treatment for persistent cough post surgery
I only have Ventolin HFA inhaler which I began using yesterday. I also cough up whitish phlegm could going into surgery have made it worst. Maybe I should have waited or cancelled surgery but too late now. Also is it possible my sinus xray to be normal yet I feel like post nasal drip at times. Like I'm swallowing mucous
Surgery is really not to blame here!
Hi and thank you so much for this query.
I am so sorry to hear about this cough that you have reported. I have reviewed this information fully and this is typical of an annoying upper respiratory tract infection that simply delays in getting cleared. It in no way means that there is an active ongoing infection. With a clear sinus and chest xray, there is nothing to be worried about. But for the annoying cough, there is really nothing much to be concerned about. Surgery had no impact on this. With a clear sinus films, there is no reason to suspect further infections in this area. Be calm and relax and let this run its normal cause. It might take several weeks but would eventually be history.
I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to ask of more information and clarifications if need be.
Up. I appreciate it. Could this cough be indicative of astma? What does white phlegm mean it's not alot but comes up and what can help stop cough since nothing I use has helped
White phlegms is secretion from teh airway!
These are secretions from the airways. There is no need to stop this unless it is causing severe discomfort. If it were infected, the phlegms would have been rusty brown and not just white. This is more to do with irritation than an active infection. Also, there is no information that suggests asthma at this time. \
Keep me posted.
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