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How can chronic cough while suffering from Parkinson s be treated?

My dad is 82 diagnosed with Parkinson s a few years ago. He has been bedridden since 4 months now. Severe dysphasia and recurrent coughs and prolonged hiccups. He is on Syncapone every 8 hours. Bronchodilator twice a day via nebulizer. Cough is exhausting him. Please advise
Mon, 30 Apr 2018
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hello,

The Parkinsonism patients with old age are prone for repeated infections due to:

1. Poor immunity status
2. Prone for repeated aspiration
3. Decreased reflux activity
4. Side effects of drugs.

Until examination is done, it is difficult to say what the cause for aspiration is. Please consult your doctor physician so that he will examine and take x-ray chest and treat you accordingly.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Penchila Prasad Kandikattu
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