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How can I suppress my cough if I have emphysema?

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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: See below

Treat your emphysema the best way that your doctor suggests.
Quit smoking if you haven't done so already. Avoid respiratory irritants such as smoke, dust, fumes, strong smells including perfume and fresh flowers and fast changes in temperature. Look for other causes of cough with your doctor. If everything else is eliminated, get stronger cough medicine.

In brief: See below

Treat your emphysema the best way that your doctor suggests.
Quit smoking if you haven't done so already. Avoid respiratory irritants such as smoke, dust, fumes, strong smells including perfume and fresh flowers and fast changes in temperature. Look for other causes of cough with your doctor. If everything else is eliminated, get stronger cough medicine.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Dr. Rada Ivanov
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Inhalers

Inhalers can be very successful at decreasing cough from emphysema - especially anticholinergic drugs like tiotropium and ipratropium.

In brief: Inhalers

Inhalers can be very successful at decreasing cough from emphysema - especially anticholinergic drugs like tiotropium and ipratropium.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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