The "Sclero" cough!
Posted 10 April 2008 - 01:36 PM
After the flu injection that I had one week ago, I have come down with a mild case of the flu, but now the cough is phlegmy and I cough so much I feel as though I am going to vomit.
I know that I either have ILD or PH, my questions to you all is this:
1. When people on this forum talk about the "Sclero Cough", is it dry or phlegmy?
2. For people who have ILD what type of cough do you have?
3. Can you get a cough with PH?
Many thanks to you all and take care
Posted 10 April 2008 - 03:09 PM
I am having severe cough with itchiness in throat and chest. Nothing has helped me so far. My view is that due to severe acid reflux, my esophagus and lungs are filled with fluid. It is natural tendency of body to cough hard to remove fluid in the lungs. After severe cough, I always see phlegm comes out of my nose.
I take Aciphex for acid reflux and have my bed elevated. Simply, canâ€™t find any solution for the cough.
Posted 10 April 2008 - 04:40 PM
I've had a chronic cough for 5 years. I'm constantly experimenting with my diet and the way I take my pills to see what makes it worse or better. I have discovered that some of the cough is due to the whole heartburn thing. I truly believe you can have heartburn without even knowing it. I take cellcept and the instructions say to take it on an empty stomach. I noticed that made my cough even worse. Now I take the pills with breakfast and cough less. I still cough, just not as much. It is a dry cough and at times causes me to choke and find breathing difficult. I can 20 to 30 seconds without being able to catch my breath. It's scary. I do have a mild ILD concentrated to the lower lobes and now a mild PH. If I eat dairy I get a cough with phelgm due to lots of post-nasal drip. I hate that cough so bad that I've pretty much eliminated dairy.
I'm sorry that the flu shot actually gave you the flu. Bummer! I hope you feel better very soon.
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Posted 10 April 2008 - 10:26 PM
Posted 11 April 2008 - 12:50 PM
hum that's wierd I was under the impression the flu can't give you the flu cause its a dead virus. the flu can make your immune system lower so if you were already susceptable... weird.
I've had a cough since 2003. It was dry or just producing white or clear. Of late it has cleared up though If it's green call your doctor. Yuck...
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Posted 11 April 2008 - 01:02 PM
I've had ILD for almost 10 years now. My cough is mostly dry. It is not as bad as it was in the first 5 or 6 years. I take an OTC allergy med with Decongestant. I take it at night, and it helps me tremendously. My cough will get phlemy if I work myself into a coughing "fit". And I agree wtih Janey wholeheartedly. I think the reflux issue makes the cough worse. And I also believe that we have reflux without even knowing it sometimes. My PFT's have been stable for 4 years now, and my cough is not as annoying as it was. I hope you find relief soon.
Warm and Happy to you! Vee
Posted 11 April 2008 - 02:46 PM
Peanut, regarding the flu injection, the nurse at the hospital that I spoke to mentioned that she knows a few people who had the flu injection this year and has come down with the flu really bad.
Posted 11 April 2008 - 02:48 PM
I have the sclero cough but it is caused by my acid reflux. As long as my reflux is under control, I don't have the cough. If I have one bad night, I will get the cough for the rest of the week. It is a dry irritated cough. Good Luck. Gidget.