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A 20-year-old member asked:

i have a really annoying cough that just won't go away if i talk i cough every other word in bed i cough constantly what can this be just a cold?

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Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Maybe: Coughing can be caused by a variety of things. A 'cold' or other respiratory infection is usually caused by a virus and resolves in 5-7 days, if it is getting worse or not resolving with standard over the counter remedies you should see your doctor.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Possibilities...: Possibilities include post-nasal drip, gerd, especially if it worsens when you lie down. Another possibility is bronchospasm from any cause. These diagnoses all have different treatments so an evaluation by your doctor is necessary for diagnosis and treatment. If you smoke, you need to quit and you doctor can also help with this.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

When I cough, I can't seem to breathe properly for couple of minutes. Is this normal?

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Dr. Joshua Davidson
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Not usually: It can be a sign of asthma, which is characterized by bronchospasm, or the tightening of muscles around the airways. When a person coughs or laughs too much or exercises quickly without warming up, these muscles tighten, and can cause some temporary difficulty breathing.
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A 31-year-old male asked:

How come I cough everytime I eat?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Swallowing trouble?: Dysphagia (trouble swallowing) can cause problems. Uncoordinated contractions in mouth, throat, esophagus can cause pooling of material. A bunch of causes. Less likely is fistula (abnormal connection) between esophagus and trachea (windpipe). See your doc; video-esophagram or feest test can test swallowing mechanism; may be treated with rehab.
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Gastroenterology 22 years experience
could be aspiration. Agree with sbove
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A 22-year-old member asked:

I cough every time I get out of the shower. Could something be wrong?

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Dr. Mark Deutsch
Plastic Surgery 30 years experience
Likely no: Likely nothing wrong. Patients who cough in this situation might have a mold allergy. Molds are common in warm, moist environments.
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A 36-year-old female asked:

When I cough heartbeat goes very fast for half and hour then all disapears should I be worried?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Nice symptom!: I wouldn't be too worried, but would see doc to eval you for svt ( supraventricular tachycardia) with holter monitor. Wear it and try to make symptoms happen. I am not worried because svt usually occurs at a relatively fixed rate. If it happens again, it will happen at the same rate and not faster. Since you tolerated last episode well, you will tolerate the next.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How come I cough hard each time I put my headphones on?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Possibilities...: Are you listening to loud sounds via the headphones? If so, the vibration may be inducing the cough reflex. Try decreasing the volume to see if this gets rid of the problem. Another possibility is an allergy resulting in bronchospasm which causes you to cough. See your doctor so this can be diagnosed and treated!

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