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when to worry about a cough in adults

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Time to see a doctor: A person who has a cough producing mucus (phlegm) should see a doctor. The doctor can evaluate to see if there is asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, or pe ... Read More
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Bronchitis...: This is likely bronchitis and if you have no to minimal fever, it is likely due to a virus. It should run its course and you should begin to feel bett ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
Cough: You might cough for 2-3 weeks or so with a cold. Typically that would be more so at night. If the cough persists more than 2-3 weeks, if there are p ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
28 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Worrisome coughs: See your doc if: cough is progressively getting worse coughing up blood cough with fever cough with wheezing and or chest tightness coughing long ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
43 years experience Pharmacology
MORE INFORMATION: This question cannot be answered without knowing the name of the specific children's night time cough medicine.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hatem Asad
33 years experience Pulmonology
Flu in pregnancy: If this is just a common cold , it should improve with taking home simple remedies such as rest, warm soup(chicken) as it imrpves your bodies defence ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
13 years experience Urgent Care
Cough: If it has got better then no. Need to find out why you have cough.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Specializes in Family Medicine
Cough with gag: The gag you are having is a reflex from the cough. You should not worry but think of the cough and what is causing it. A virus, exposure to chemicals ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
43 years experience Pulmonology
7 to10 days: Most of viral inf. Wilol cause selflimiting dry cough in a few days.Persistent cough can be secondary to serious illness or allergies or asthma.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Postnasal drip: Most like causes of chronic cough in adults are chronic bronchitis (smokers with yellow am sputum), gastric reflux, cough variant asthma, allergy, and ... Read More
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