Goiter, diffuse nontoxic

  • Enlargement of the thyroid gland without a change in thyroid function
  • Symptoms may include swelling at the base in the front of the neck and neck pain
  • Cause most often due to iodine deficiency in the diet
  • Cannot be spread from person to person
  • Affects males and females but more common in females
  • Can occur at any age but more severe in infants and young children
  • May be mild to severe

FOR COUGH

  • Increase fluids (especially water)
  • Suck on cough drops or hard sweets (candy)
  • Use a cool air humidifier in room
  • Avoid lung irritants such as smoke, household cleaners or allergens
  • Over-the-counter cough medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):
    • Guaifenesin
    • Dextromethorphan

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