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Anxiety And Morning Cough
Chronic morning cough which feels like the throat tightening. When on vacation my husband never has this cough. Is it linked to anxiety?
Few possibilities: Chronic sore throat is usually one of a few different things. Allergies causing a post nasal drip. Acid reflux can cause this as well. Make sure you are not laying down after eating. Thirst usually depends on your water intake and electrolyte balance. I would keep track of your diet and water intake in a diary and show that to your doctor. ...Read more
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
8th day of cold. Still have little yello/white cattarh and dry with some productive morning cough. Does the sun and the sea get me better?
Treatment...: There are treatments for post-nasal drip including prescription nasal sprays. Treatment does depend on the etiology of the post-nasal drip (ex. Allergies, post-cold, etc.) your doctor can treat this depending on the cause. Sometimes, it is a self-limiting process so it may resolve on its own in a few days. See your doctor if it doesn't resolve in a few days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recurrence: You might have a recurrence of a bacterial sinus infection. Try the simple things first, nasal saline rinse, Mucinex DM, and a decongestant. You can even try Nasacourt (it is an over the counter nasal steroid spray). If it doesnt help or your symptoms last more than 10 days, then you should consider antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My one year old son has a everyday (only)morning cough, constant nose congestion and gaggs and chokes on some foods.Any reasons?
Aspiration, reflux: Many things can cause long-term cough and congestion in a one-year old, most relate to inhaling (aspirating) what they eat. What you describe should be discussed with your doctor as they could lead to pneumonia. Be sure your son doesn't get a bottle or cup propped in bed at night. Your doctor is likely to want to check out his swallowing and possible acid reflux. Allergies aren't too likely. ...Read more
I see light blood stains in early morning cough. Had cold for last 2 weeks and was using heater at night. Feel dry inside nose & had small cracks. ?
What is the relationship with high neutrophil and asthma? I have had morning cough from nov-jan. Chest X-ray is clear; wheezing and sob on exam.
Not too much: A high neutrophil count on a CBC (complete blood count) can be found after a patient has taken Prednisone (oral steroids). It can also be seen under times of "stress" including bacterial infections. There are various forms of asthma where there is high neutrophil count in the sputum coughed from the lungs-this includes some occupational asthma and severe non-allergic asthma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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