The cough that will not end

@ersmommy1 (12605)
United States
May 13, 2008 9:12am CST
My poor hubby has had this cough for 2 weeks. And it just does not go away. It is really hanging on. I would have made him an appointment for the doctor. But he is stubborn and tells me NO. Anyone else having this type of cough? The constantly changing weather is helping either.
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8 responses
• United States
31 May 08
Some people only go to a doctor if they really feel they must. You don't want to go on antibiotics all the time and there is little else a doctor can do for a common cough.
@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
13 May 08
Could it be sinus or sinus drainage, I know that will make you cough.. If he doesn't want to go to the doctor, have him take some type of sinus medication and if that doesn't help, he will have to give up and go to the doctor.. I do know that there is a lot of allergies this time of the year..
@sharay (2778)
• India
13 May 08
Cough for two weeks alltogether seems quite severe, i hope u must consult a doctor for it might be bronchitis...Anyways, personally i tried this home remedy and it worked quite well for me...mix some pepper (about one full teaspoon is enough) with quite hot or warm milk and make him drink it, it will soothe his throat and reduce coughing considerbaly..there are more home remedies like this, orange juice taken 2 hours once would do good..if u want to know more...i can tell you..hope this information heps..
@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
13 May 08
my hubby also has a bad cough. when he went to the doctor he was given shots and some medication only to find out it was just allergy to pollen and dust. Oh!!! my.. you can sure it by avoiding dust and pollen.. not to the extent of having shots????
• United States
13 May 08
Does he have clear, thin mucous along with it, or watery eyes? If he has either one of those symptoms accompanying his cough, it's just allergies. If it's just a cough, no fever, no watery/itchy eyes, no snot, then it's probably just due to the rapid weather changes. I get the same symptoms sometimes, and that's how my M.D. said to tell the difference. If your husband has a fever with his cough, I'd go ahead and hog-tie him, stuff him in the trunk, and take him to the doctor. Unless he cooperates and goes willingly, lol! If he has a fever, it could be strep throat, and YES, adults can get it. Strep throat can also turn into scarlet fever if it goes untreated.
@devil77 (144)
• Canada
13 May 08
Ihad a cold that turned in to bronchitis.the doctor gave me medication that did nothing for me. I had a cough for a month.when I finally go rid of it my son got sick and I got his cold that also turned to brochitis it's been over 2 weeks and I'm still coughing.
@snowy22315 (33112)
• United States
13 May 08
Whenever i get a cold I get a cough like that that hangs on for weeks. It drives me nuts. I am so happy I did not get a cold this winter. This is probably the first year I've been cold free. i guess I should be knocking on wood when I say that.
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
13 May 08
My mother has had the same type of cough for the last few weeks. She finally went to the doctor yesterday. She has a virus and got a prescription for some cough medicine. She always gets sick around this time every year.