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Are some people more prone to getting cough and fever?

Are some people more prone to getting cough and fever?

Yes: You are talking most about the common cold. This requires exposure and susceptibility. If people around you have a cold, you could be exposed. But your system must be susceptible (i.e. Your bodily defenses are down). Also if you move to a new city, you will get more colds for 1-2 years as you wade through the endemic cold viruses in that area. ...Read more

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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What does it mean if I have cough and fever?

What does it mean if I have cough and fever?

Infection: You may have an upper or lower respiratory tract infection. If your symptoms include shortness of breath and chest pain you should see the doctor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cough and fever?

What is the definition or description of: cough and fever?

Clearing and temp: A cough is the forceful exhalation to clear breathing passages it may be an indication of illness or normal depending upon the source. Fever is just the descriptor of an elevated body temperature. ...Read more

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I had cough and fever last night-- could this be tb?

I had cough and fever last night-- could this be tb?

Viral: Sounds like a viral upper respiratory infection (cold). There are many different causes but one of the most common is called the rhinovirus. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have cough and fever?

Breathing problems: If you are experiencing cough associated with significant fever, you may very well have pneumonia, and that will require an antibiotic. Other potential causes include a blot clot in the lung, tumor, and other inflammatory conditions of the lung. So, yes, it could be something bad. Best to have it checked out. ...Read more

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What cold cough and fever medicine should I take at work?

What cold cough and fever medicine should I take at work?

Probably stay home: You are likely to be infecting your coworkers. If you have to work and want to minimize symptoms, there are many otc products. For cough, choose one which contains dextromethorphan (usually designated by dm on the bottle. Aspirin or Acetaminophen will help your fever and achiness, and you may also benefit from a decongestant. Look at the bottles or ask pharmacist. ...Read more

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Ok to take amoxacilin for a cough and fever?

If ur Dr. says so: Cough and fever aren't, by themselves, indications for antibiotics. If you have a diagnosis of pneumonia, bacterial bronchitis, sinusitis with post nasal drip causing cough then perhaps. Routinely taking antibiotics for upper respiratory symptoms is one of the reasons why antibiotics are no longer working (bacterial resistance, see http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/antibiotic_resistance ). ...Read more

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My 5 daughter has a bark sounding cough and fever what could it be?

My 5 daughter has a bark sounding cough and fever what could it be?

Croup?: She should be evaluated by a doctor. Barking cough is often associated with swelling in the voice box or breathing tube ( larynx and trachea.) the cause can be viral and bacterial. This should be evaluated asap. ...Read more

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How to treat my 7 year olds bad cough and fever?

How to treat my 7 year olds bad cough and fever?

Normal means: Treat the symptoms: cough syrup, advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) are sufficient. If symptoms persist or increase, visit with an md. ...Read more

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I have got severe cough and fever last 5 days?

I have got severe cough and fever last 5 days?

Mgt: Possible conditions include pneumonia or bronchitis. I would recommend seeing your PCP to determine if antibiotics are needed. ...Read more

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Cough And Fever (Definition)

A cough is the forceful exhalation to clear breathing passages it may be an indication of illness or normal depending upon the source. Fever is just the descriptor of ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more