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Wedge resection right lung 1/15/15. Still have chest tube in due to small air leak. Painful barking cough just started. What is it?

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Dr. David Earle
Surgery
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In brief: Nonspecific

Could be a normal reaction from the breathing tube you had during the surgery.
Could also be an upper respiratory infection. Other than causing pain at the incision site, its probably not dangerous. Ask your doctor when he/she is making rounds, or at your next visit. Can try some cough suppressant in he mean time. Hope this helps!

In brief: Nonspecific

Could be a normal reaction from the breathing tube you had during the surgery.
Could also be an upper respiratory infection. Other than causing pain at the incision site, its probably not dangerous. Ask your doctor when he/she is making rounds, or at your next visit. Can try some cough suppressant in he mean time. Hope this helps!
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