What can you do if you got a really bad cough and you had esophageal atresia surgery as a baby?

Uber-late fistula. With esophageal atresia, one would worry whether you ever had a tracheo-esophageal fistula. If so, the cough could signal some kind of leak in the integrity of the esophagus. Get to an ENT (airway) or GI (food path) so that you can get checked out.

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How can you treat a really bad cough when you had esophageal atresia surgery a long time ago?

Mgt/workup. It really depends on the underlying cause. If you have had a repair of esophageal atresia, there can be areas of swelling that may impinge on the airway. I would recommend seeing your physician and having pulmonary function testing and a TB test. A virtual appt is available online. Read more...