Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Cough (stuff I forgot)

A few things I forgot to include (sorry) for yesterday's post.

1. Eli was evaluated for acid reflux, which can (much to my surprise) trigger a cough. The doctor was on the fence about it, but recommended not eating within an hour of bedtime (tougher than it sounds when you're 5'10" and a "strapping" 125 lbs.).

2. There some fungal infections that can, in some cases, cause similar symptoms. The infections are histoplasmosis and coccidiomycosis. Unlikely, but possible.

3. There's also something called a "habit" cough, where coughing turns into a reflex. Just think Boris Becker and that cough he had during matches for five years.

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