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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Rest when ill: First whether you cough less putting a date at risk of getting sick is unethical. Being sick is a reason to stay home and to postpone the date. You ar ... Read More
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Upper respiratory: Infection are a nuisance but contagious. Do, the date a favor and cancel not cover up. She will appreciate and go out with you later!
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Agree w Dr. Wright.: Cancel date. Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Generally normal: It may take a few weeks for the cilia (lung hair cells) and edema (swelling) to subside. Over the counter cough suppressants may help. Increase wate ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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2 week cough: It may be time to see your physician for antibiotics and maybe a TB test. Two weeks is a long time to cough and not improve with a viral upper respira ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Garlic allergy: You hve a garlic allergy which produces muvus in yhe form of a post nasal drip and that in turn is causing your coughing and fluid in your ears. Seek ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Fever?: Sounds like you have acute bronchitis - usually caused by a virus. And halitosis. I don't think an antibiotic is going to help you.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Dr. can check cough: In recent years in the US, we have stopped giving young children cold medicines or cough medicines when children catch colds or a flu. That means we j ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
35 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Multiple causes: This can be due to a post nasal drip pooling the secretions in the throat that you cough out. Since yo don't mention feeling ill or having fevers. It ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Su
Dr. Tony Su answered
33 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Aggravating!: Your chronic cough may be due sinus drainage or acid reflux. Your doctor may be able to sort out the cause and good luck!
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Ciechanowski
40 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Time to see your doc: to see what is going on with your lungs
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