A history: After surgery, my wife developed a chronic cough. We were referred to our primary care physician. She prescribed various therapies but the cough hung on. Thinking the problem might be a common post-surgical one, I posted here hoping for a solution. She also had a problem with edema because of lymph node removal. Our local cancer center hired an incontinent specialist who also did lymphatic massage. The Urologist set up an appointment with her to treat the edema. The therapist taught my wife how to use lymphatic massage to reduce the edema. Miraculously the chronic cough disappeared. My wife was not on antibotics, beta blockers, or inhalants and had not been for several months. Our conclusion was that the therapy not only helped reduce the edema, but eliminated the cough. We do not have written instructions on doing the massage, but there are some videos on the net. The best plan would be to meet with a certified lymphatic massage therapist and have him or her instruct you.