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Mom has persistent mild dry cough mostly at home. Coughs up to 5-8 times a day. 46 yr, non smoker. works in cold warehouse. very worried about cancer?

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Dr. Ronald Ward
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Cough

Cold air is drying to airway.
need to drinks at least 2 quarts of clear fluids per day, wear scarf to keep neck warm. If non-smoker and exposed to carcinogens, cancer unlikely. Get chest x-ray if symptoms persist. if any wheezing, should see her PCP.

In brief: Cough

Cold air is drying to airway.
need to drinks at least 2 quarts of clear fluids per day, wear scarf to keep neck warm. If non-smoker and exposed to carcinogens, cancer unlikely. Get chest x-ray if symptoms persist. if any wheezing, should see her PCP.
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Meant if NOT exposed to carcinogens
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