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The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
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?
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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
I took a 24 hour sudafed this afternoon and the only cough syrup I have has 10 mg of phenylephrine hcl in it. Can I take this with sudafed?
2/22/15 fever.26th normal. Afternoon 27th fever w/cough till now it hasn't 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 (guaifenesin) 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
I have colds and cough for a week and these past three days I have low fever in the afternoon, what would be its cause?
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
My belly was bloated since yesterday afternoon and I was in severe pain for about 4hrs. It is still bloated and painful, difficult to cough etc. Why?
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
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
Dry cough that after 4 months is not subsiding. Normal chest X-ray, comes in the late afternoon/evening, makes speaking tough. Prilosec not working.
Chronic cough: 3 most common causes of a chronic dry cough - asthma, rhinitis, and gastroesophageal reflux. Chest Xray usually normal in all 3 of these conditions. An allergist/immunologist or a primary care physician can help evaluate and diagnose the 3 most common causes of chronic dry cough. ...Read more
I have a cough. Its been more than a month. My xray was clear. The doctor told that I have an allergic cough. But I'm worried because I have phlegm. Yellow in the morning and became white-whitish in the afternoon. Every time I woke up n the morning,
I'm having high fever, headache, cold & cough, toes and finger are cold. I vomited in the afternoon. What I have to do?
Dehydration: You may be dehydrated from your cold or flu symptoms. Increase you fluids, water juice to tolerance. Keep hands and extremities warm. ...Read more
My 4 yr old has been sick 2 days. Cough, runny nose, fever last night. She slept 15 hours last night and has been all afternoon. Is this normal?
Dr prescribed 2.5 MG hydrocortisone 3 x a day. I took the first dose at 4 this afternoon andnow have a dry cough. From pill? Dangerous or no big deal?
I've started having an irregular heart beat this afternoon. Its beating causing a cough a lttle light headed. This is new for me should I go to er?
This afternoon I took a nap. Before the nap I was fine. When I woke up, I suddenly had pain in my throat when swallowing. I have had a chronic cough f?
Reflux: Chronic cough is often caused by reflux, acid from stomach coming up. Often it is silent and people do not feel it. When the acid get to the throat it gets on/ by the vocal cords causing a cough. Occasional the reflux is more acidic and people feel it. Another cause of chronic cough and throat pain is post nasal drop. Both reflux and post nasal drip are worse with sleep due to lying supine. ...Read more
I am experiencing nasal congestion. The following also describe me: Cough and Runny nose. I took a Clairton this afternoon at 3 and a benadryl around?
Cold, allergies...: Your symptoms of nasal congestion, cough and runny nose could indicate several conditions: a common viral cold, allergies, a sinus infection, etc. More information like how long the symptoms have been going on, and other symptoms like fever, difficulty breathing, etc, need to be assessed. Please set up a consult with a physician on this site for more detailed evaluation. ...Read more
6yo was diagnosed in the ER with pneumonia on Sun night, has been on Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) since Mon afternoon. Thurs he still has a fever, no appetite, and bad cough. At what point should I take him back to see his doctor?
Now will be a good: Time. Your son has been on antibiotics for more than 48 hours and appears to be getting worse. His doctor will likely want to re assess his plan of care. Continue the recommended care though until he is seen for follow up. ...Read more
Sick, weak, hot every afternoon. Like flu. No sneeze, no cough occasional sore throat but not often. Next morning fine until afternoon. 2 weeks now.?
Time to see a doctor: You need to be seen and examined, may need some diagnostic tests too, so kindly your doctor asap, good luck ...Read more
Cough: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea w a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea w 2 tsp of Marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 mins). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. See a physician if cough is not resolving, difficulty breathing or temp > 104. ...Read more
Cougher: 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 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. ...Read more
Many reasons: Persons cough for various reasons. A cough can be associated with upper or lower respiratory infections, acid reflux, asthma (even without wheezing), post nasal drip, foreign body obstructions, lesions in the lungs such as cancer, and even damage to some nerves. There are many causes to a cough. ...Read more
Determine cause: Chronic cough is most commonly due to 3 conditions: asthma, post-nasal drip, or GERD (heartburn). You might have one or a combination of all three. Post-viral cough is also very common and can last for weeks. Further workup by Allergist is helpful as they can perform a more detailed assessment including skin testing, pulmonary function testing, etc. Treatment will depend on cause. ...Read more
Coughing: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. See a physician if your cough is not resolving, difficulty breathing or temp > 104. ...Read more
The cause of the: Cough determines the treatment. For example if your cough is secondary to heart burn or reflux, then the treatment life style changes, dietary changes and the use of antacids. If the cough is due to a cold, upper respiratory infection, the treatment is time, fluids and time. If it gets real bad you may try cough syrups. There are many other causes and thus the same process... Good luck. Dr. B. ...Read more