Topic: Dry cough
It seems as though I post in this section almost every week about one of my husband's chemo side effects. He has been through diarrhea, cracked heels, sore fingers, a rash, and a host of other problems. Fortunately, the cracked heels, sore fingers and rash have all disappeared and (as the result of a dosage change) even the diarrhea is much better. However, for the last two weeks he has had a dry cough that is keeping him up at night. The oncology nurse gave him a prescription but it hasn't done much good. We thought that perhaps he just had a cold but he doesn't seem to have other symptoms. I was wondering whether this could be yet another chemo side effect and whether anyone has any advice on how to deal with it. He just had a scan a couple of weeks ago so I don't think there is a problem with his lungs.