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Has developed a very hoarse voice and bad cough. Why?

My 88 year old father has developed a very hoarse voice and bad cough in the last month, he is weak and is becoming confused. He is on coumadin and lipator and takes gravol to help him sleep. We have been waiting for 10 days for his Doctor s office to set up a scope. I want to take him to emerency because I think is Electroyles are out of balance, but he is not co-operating. He says he is fine
Asked On : Fri, 7 Sep 2012
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1. because he is taking Coumadin (warfarin), thus could be reason of his psychosis (confused & not co-operating) and moreover it is Contra indicated in old Age, thus talk with your Doctor regarding it.
2. gravol (dimenhydrinate) is usually given for nausea and vertigo caused by Meniere's disease and not to induce sleep, again consult with your Doctor.
3. hoarseness of voice with cough,as seen in general practice is commonly due to Throat infection i.e. laryngitis or laryngeal inflammation BUT if voice doesn't become Normal, seek opinion of ENT surgeon for Laryngoscopy ans simultaneously go for X-ray chest and Thyroid profile.
4. If he is not co operating it may be due to the confusion arising due to DRUG or because of Dehydration and fallen B.P.
Answered: Fri, 4 Oct 2013
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