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A 44-year-old member asked:

how come i cough after eating/drinking cold things?

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Dr. Bruce Weisbrot
Dentistry 42 years experience
Spasm of vocal cords: Most likely it is simply spasms of the muscles that make up part of your vocal cords.

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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?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
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?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
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
Jan 11, 2012
A 22-year-old member asked:

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

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
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.
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?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
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.
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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?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
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.

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