This question is regarding my doctor-phobic husband. He has had chronic post-nasal drop/cough for months. I'm suspecting a couple of reasons for this. He is an athlete and coach and has had many broken noses over the years. I did get him to go to an ENT about a year ago after a ball to the face when he was throwing batting practice. He was told that there was nothing medically wrong but he could get his nose fixed for cosmetic reasons if he wanted. Of course he didn't get a 2nd opinion and problems have continued off and on.
Fast forward to a couple of months ago. He was doing some repair work in our bathroom which included cutting some tile, which he did without a mask. Now his coughing keeps him (and me) up at night.
My question is could a single incident of breathing tile dust have an such an effect? Can the fact that his nose has been broken several times increase these issues? Or could it just be a chronic cold?
Thanks in advance.
I'm using this board as a first step because it took me FOREVER to get him to the doctor in the first place and after that experience it will take even longer.View Thread
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