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what can i take for an irritating cough?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Coughing: Mix hot water, 1 tsp. lemon juice & 1 tsp. honey in a mug, then add more lemon juice or honey to taste, if desired. Sip the mixture slowly and inhale the steam from the hot liquid to help reduce congestion in the chest. Or make tea with 2 tsp of Marshmallow root bark per 1 cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing

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After I eat, I can't stop coughing, why is this?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Several causes: You may have a problem at the back of the throat or a problem with a narrowing of the esophagus. This narrowing can come from within or without the esophagus. You need to have it checked ou by your doctor
A 31-year-old member asked:

How long will it take to develop a smoker cough?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Intersting question?: Some cough because they smell a ciggarate, or somke thier 1st one. Advanced cases of smoker’s cough mean people can cough for a long time after waking to clear this phlegm. Smoker’s cough indicates you have damaged cilia, which aside from smoking can create other health hazards.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Why do I start to cough when I eat or drink cold things?

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Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Could be asthma: There are many things that than cause after eating. One could be aspiration- accidentally swallowing liquids down the wrong pipe. If this only happens with cold, there is a phenomenon called bronchospasm, a component of asthma where the tubes in the lungs tighten up in response to cold which can cause a need to cough. This can be tested for and treated by a physician.
A 41-year-old member asked:

I always feel like I need to cough. What could be causing this symptom?

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Dr. Craig Canapari
Pediatrics 20 years experience
A number of issues: Chronic cough can be due to lung disease, acid reflux, allergy/sinusitis with post nasal, or even be habitual. One important point is when the cough bothers you. Asthma is associated with colds and exercise. Night time cough is typical of asthma or reflux. Post nasal drip is frequently worst in the morning. I would recommend a careful evaluation by your primary doctor or a pulmonologist.
A 18-year-old member asked:

I have been coughing for over a month what medicine should I tale?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Hiradinitis supprati: This is called hiradinitis due to infection of sweat glands common if u use antiperspirant which blocks the sweat gland it might recur.
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I think somehow the wires got crossed here! ;-)
Dec 9, 2014

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