Post # 1
So here’s the deal, DH is in good health and gets regular check-ups (necessary in his profession). But he coughs a lot during the day. It’s not a deep, intense cough, but it is pretty regular throughout the day. I mentioned going to the doctor and he said the doctor said he was in good health at his last check-up.
Any advice on how to get your man to see a doctor?
Post # 3
Tell him you’ll play doctor with him when he gets back? 🙂
But in all seriousness, he’s got to go. A cough like that could be really serious, or it could be easily fixable with a prescription. Or it could be nothing and you can stop worrying. Either way, it’s worth a trip.
Post # 4
I can only get him to go when something is really wrong, but he knows that since I never tell him what to do, when I put my foot down on going somewhere or doing something then I am really serious and he usually does what I ask.
Post # 5
FI had the same thing before he moved in with me. It turns out the room that he was in in his parent’s house had mold under the carpet and it was just exacerbating the cough from all the time he spent in there and from sleeping with it as well.
He did go to the doctor, but has been fine since he moved in with me 🙂 It could be something like that as well.
Post # 6
Is there a time of day he coughs more than others?
Does he wake up in the middle of the night coughing?
Post # 7
He doesn’t cough at night (thankfully!) and he seems to cough the most in the morning. Then again we’re around each other the most in the mornings so I notice it then. I thought maybe the weather had something to do with it, but we’ve gone from winter to spring to almost summer without any change.
I think you’re right, I just need to put my foot down and tell him that I’m worried and he just has to go. After all, we’re married! I have vested interest in his health and well-being.
Right now he seems to have the thought that it will just go away. That or he thinks he might have asthma, but if he doesn’t go to the doctor and get diagnosed he won’t actually have it (I sort of get that logic, but it doesn’t do anything to make him stop coughing!!!).
Post # 8
yeah I get that cough where I cough after eating food. totally random. partly psychological partly food/reflux related. It’s really nothing. Ya just never know though. Can it wait until his next check up? Gotta be less than 12 months away right? I’d a. google it, b. call a nurse hotline, c. wait a month see what happens, d. walk in clinic? e. real dr. appt. Those options seem innocent enough so his maninless isn’t hurt by going in for a tiny thing – guys are like that!
Post # 9
Have him do the “Check your Symptoms” here:
In the absence of other symptoms, normally we recommend seeing a doctor for a cough that lasts longer than 2 weeks.
Post # 10
I had the cough and it was reflux related and started taking prilosec which took care of it in a couple of days. If I hadn’t started the prilosec it could have turned into a hole in my esophagus. The cough could also just be allergies, something that Zyrtec would take care of. Both easy fixes but the one could have been a major issue. When is his next check up scheduled (you said he gets them regularly because of his line of work so I’m wondering if it’s soon?)? If it is coming up I’d go with him and mention it to the doctor. My mom taught me to be a bully when it comes to health though