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Can you ever cough so hard you feel like passing out?

Can you ever cough so hard you feel like passing out?

Yes: Coughing is spasms can lead to hyperventilation and near syncope (passing out). I had a patient do this at home, church and even in the urgent care. Very scary, but treatment lead to good outcome. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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Gum bled night b4 floss AM woke choke on acid reflux then dried blood in nose Afternoon spit not cough tsp of bright red blood in clear saliva Advise?

Gum bled night b4 floss AM woke choke on acid reflux then dried blood in nose Afternoon spit not cough tsp of bright red blood in clear saliva Advise?

Check it out: you need to see a periodontist For oral bleeding and you need to see a GI physician to check out your stomach area maybe even an ENT physician Don't ignore your problem ...Read more

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I just had gallbladder surgery 8days ago. I was fine until yesterday afternoon. I now have a cough and what feels like a cold. Should I be concerned?

I just had gallbladder surgery 8days ago. I was fine until yesterday afternoon. I now have  a cough and what feels like a cold. Should I be concerned?

Flu after surgery: Recovery from surgery is a time of vulnerability, and catching the flu or a cold is not uncommon. Check in with your surgery team. They may consider a flu shot or anti-virals. Make sure you have a post operative appointment. Then take it easy, rest, oral hydration. Call or go in if you develop fever, rash or vomiting. Be well. ...Read more

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How to get rid of cold/cough symptoms before my birthday dinner this afternoon!?

Sorry: Unfortunately there is no quick fix for the common cold and cough. Rest, fluids and time is the best treatment. A cough suppressant like dextromethorphan can help some people with an irritant cough from a cold temporarily. ...Read more

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Why would my whole upper left side be in pain? I had a tetanus-whupping cough vaccination yesterday afternoon in the upper part of my left arm

Vaccine reaction: If you got your vaccine in the left arm, it is probably a vaccine reaction. Ice the area and keep it mobile. Ibuprofen is likely to be helpful. If the problem worsens, see your physician. ...Read more

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2/22/15 fever.26th normal. Afternoon 27th fever w/cough till now it hasnt gone away ive tried everything,but I feel mucus and I throw up last meal?

2/22/15 fever.26th normal. Afternoon 27th fever w/cough till now it hasnt gone away ive tried everything,but I feel mucus and I throw up last meal?

Fever comes and goes: I suspect that you have a viral bronchitis. I would try plenty of fluids to stay hydrated, mucinex or Guafenesin 400 or 600 mg either 6 or 4 times a day (2400 mg a day) and acetaminophen or ibuprofen for the fever. The sensation of wanting to vomit is from swallowing mucus which irritates the stomach ...Read more

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I've had a low fever(which comes and goes largely in afternoon) and fatigue for 5 months.Later it's also come cough after meal. What can be the matter?

I've had a low fever(which comes and goes largely in afternoon) and fatigue for 5 months.Later it's also come cough after meal.
What can be the matter?

You need an exam: There are a large number of illnesses that can cause fatigue, fever and cough. Temperature of 38.3 or higher(101F) is considered significant and more likely to be due to underlying illness. Your answers to specific questions, your physical exam and your medical history will help your Dr to diagnose ...Read more