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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)

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


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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?

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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What can I do my 7 month old has a cough and fever?

What can I do my 7 month old has a cough and fever?

Fluids/monitor: Your 7mo is due for 5-7 uri's/yr to age 5 & most can be monitored at home. Playful times/fluid intake enough to wet diapers every 6hr/breathing not too noticable all suggest home care ok. Lack of play/noticable incresaed work to breathe/poor fluid intake all suggest a dr visit in order. Nasal saline helps keep the nose clear & tylenol (acetaminophen) as a comfort med may help. ...Read more

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My 8 month baby has a terrible cough and fever what should I do?

My 8 month baby has a terrible cough and fever what should I do?

Mgt: It may be an upper respiratory infection, but if there is a fever for more than two days, distress, poor feeding I would recommend seeing the ED. Using nasal saline and gentle suctioning is advised. Infant tylenol (acetaminophen) may be given for fever. ...Read more

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I feel bloated. What should I do. Not feeling ok I feel heavy aftet my cough and fever subside?

I feel bloated. What should I do. Not feeling ok I feel heavy aftet my cough and fever subside?

See someone medical: Monah, no one could help you with so little information. You really do need to see someone who can get the whole story and examine you to decide if you are really sick with something serious or are just a little under the weather. Good luck and we all hope you feel better quickly. ...Read more

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My 8 months is having cold, cough and fever any home remedies to overcome his cold. Can I give zertac for cough.

My 8 months is having cold, cough and fever any home remedies to overcome his cold. Can I give zertac for cough.

8 month URI: For the fever over 101 degrees, you need to give acetaminopen or ibuprofen (each is 5 ml per 20 pounds). Zyrtec (cetirizine) will dry up his runny nose but may or may not help with the cough. Try some warm tea with a little sugar, humidifier. ...Read more

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My 2year old daughter is now 2day sick, she has cold, cough and fever about 40-39°c at night but whole day its 38.3. Is this serious matter?

My 2year old daughter is now 2day sick, she has cold, cough and fever about 40-39°c at night but whole day its 38.3. Is this serious matter?

Fever, cold & cough: It sounds like your daughter is fighting an infection. Having fever is not necessarily bad. If her cough is getting worse and she has difficult breathing, and is not eating or drinking, she should be checked by her pediatrician. ...Read more

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Has cough and fever after swimming. Is tepid sponge bath safe?

Has cough and fever after swimming. Is tepid sponge bath safe?

Exercising when Ill: Please stop. Yes. Of course a 'tepid' bath is safe. But, exercising when you are feverish? Shall we have a heart to heart about being unwise? Stubborn? When one is ill rest is indicated. The dictionary definition of rest is "to not work". In my practice I always extend that definition to: "to not work out". ...Read more

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My 17 month old has a really bad cough and fever, not acting himself either. What could this be?

My 17 month old has a really bad cough and fever, not acting himself either. What could this be?

Could be viral: Usually it is a virus that causes cough and fever, but it can often be bacterial. If he does not improve with tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen, call your pediatrician or go to the nearest emergency room if your child had trouble breathing. ...Read more

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Should I see a specialist for cough and fever, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Should I see a specialist for cough and fever, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Family doctor...: Begin by seeing your family doctor since he/she may be able to diagnose and treat you without a specialist. Your family doctor can also refer you to a specialist if needed. Cough and fever may be due to something as simple as a cold so see your family doctor first! ...Read more

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I've been feeling more tired and have some cough and fever. When should I see the doctor?

I've been feeling more tired and have some cough and fever. When should I see the doctor?

Depends: Typical viral infections last 7-10 days and slowly improve over time, but if you symptoms include shortness of breath, chest pain, coughing of blood you should see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Suffering from cough and fever fatigue since two weeks, Mantoux test was negative sputum AFBwas negative?

Suffering from cough and fever fatigue since two weeks, Mantoux test was negative sputum AFBwas negative?

Mgt: There are many causes of prolonged cough. If you a fever, chills, infection should be considered and treated accordingly.
If your cough is dry, asthma, allergies, should be evaluated.
If you have smoke exposure, discontinue please. A check up with your PCP is indicated. ...Read more

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What is the chance I have influenza based on the rapid test in the ER that says influenza? I have a cough and fever and a bad migraine.

What is the chance I have influenza based on the rapid test in the ER that says influenza? I have a cough and fever and a bad migraine.

Very high.: If the rapid test in the er says you had flu (and flu's been going around in your area), then there's a good chance you have flu. Cough, fever and bad headache certainly go along with this. For most healthy people, flu goes away on it's own (5-10 days). If you were given any medication like tamiflu (oseltamivir) by the ed doc, you should take it. If fevers last longer than 4 days, you should get rechecked. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat my 2.5 yr old sons cough and fever? It's a very dry racking cough, almost looks like he'd vomit, and 101.5 fever.

What is the best way to treat my 2.5 yr old sons cough and fever? It's a very dry racking cough, almost looks like he'd vomit, and 101.5 fever.

Fluids, humidiity: There are not any good/effective cough medicines that are helpful in this age group. Increasing fluid intake will help, as will using a humidifier. Sometimes a spoonful of honey will help settle the cough. If the cough persists, I encourage you to see your pediatrician to make sure there is no indication of pneumonia (esp. Since he's had fever) or any bronchospasm/wheezing needing different meds. ...Read more

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I've been sick for a few weeks. Nausea, tightness and pain in my chest, dehydration, cough, and fever?

I've been sick for a few weeks. Nausea, tightness and pain in my chest, dehydration, cough, and fever?

Exam needed: That is a long time for these symptoms to persist and it's past time for your physician to evaluate you. A respiratory tract infection like viral or bacterial pneumonia is suspected. Your physician will order the appropriate tests and treatment. ...Read more

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3yr old has cough and fever for 4 days, doctor gave cefalexin and ambroxsol. No fever now but has cough still, what should I do?

3yr old has cough and fever for 4 days, doctor gave cefalexin and ambroxsol. No fever now but has cough still, what should I do?

Cough: Cough can help clear the tubes from the lung be cleared of debris from infection and may be beneficial while the infection is healing. You can get otc preps from your friendly pharmacist to help reduce the frequency and severity but sounds like they are on the path to recovery. Best. ...Read more

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 = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more