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Baby Choking Sneezing Gagging Coughing Regularly
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
My child has a dry cough and it sounds like he is choking. This happens when he is falling asleep. What can I give him.
My child has had a cough runny nose for weeks sounds like he is choking when he coughs how serious could this be?
Not really: Sounds like a lot of drainage in the back of the throat. Need to control the main problem to stop him from choking on his own mucus. Give him Claritin (loratadine) daily or the like and a decongestant /expectorant for 3-4 days. He should feel a lot better and get some sleep at night. So do you. ...Read more
2 months ago started with intense cough (with gagging and choking). Now have sore throat/ears on and off and exhaustion. Mild cough now. Pertussis?
Possible: But your symptoms are rather suggesting a different etiology for the second wave of symptoms. You probably started with a protracted viral illness and pertussis is a possibility, but I believe now the etiology is different and it may involve a different virus or bacteria, allergies, etc. Definitely worth a visit with your physician. ...Read more
No cough medicine:
The real issue is what is the cause of your daughter's cough. It could be anything from esophageal reflux, asthma, whooping cough,
anatomical problems in the heart or respiratory tract or other things. The answer is in the proper diagnosis and treatment for that condition. ...Read more
I sometimes wake up because of choking feeling and I cough to return to normal. What is the cause of this?
I'm worried because my 8 month old boy has a horrible cough that sounds like he's choking, can anyone help me, what do you suggest?
My dad has had a heavy cough the past few days. Tonight he passed out while suspected choking. He came back to, but could something else be wrong?
Yes: First he should be examined by his family physician to diagnose the cause of coughing for a few days. Secondly coughing very heavily can set off something we call a vaso-vagal syndrome and cause him to be lightheaded or even pass out. Most people recover without problems, but have him get an exam as noted above. ...Read more
What does it mean when your choking but coughing very deep like you smoke cigarettes? But only cough not sick
Check it out: Mnay reasons may just be sinus issues ...Read more
Irritation: Spices like pepper and hot chilis cause irritation which can make you sneeze and cough. I suspect you are having a mild case of layrngeospasm which the cold food. I am mildly concerned about this becuase if you had a severe reaction it could be serious. Perhaps an ENT doctor could help you figure this problem out. ...Read more
Iv had a cough for over ten weeks. I can't laugh or yawn without coughing, I go in to a coughing fit to the extent I'm choking?
Possibilities...: Possible causes of your cough include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. Before it can be effectively treated, the etiology of the cough needs to be determined so see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Each of these possible causes has a different treatment. If you smoke, smoking cessation is needed to decrease airway inflammation. Good luck! ...Read more
Bad cough doesn't stop at all (coughing every 2 minutes at night time) and makes u want to vomit and feel that u are choking? It has been 1 wk now.
Reflux?: If your cough is worse when you are lying down then reflux is possible. If you're coughing all day upright or lying down then it's some type of upper respiratory condition either viral or bacterial that you need help with. Don't eat or drink anything for three hours before you go to bed and stay away from foods. You should see your doctor for an evaluation of your lungs and breathing. ...Read more
I woke up feeling like I was going to be sick and I felt like I was choking. Felt like there was something stuck in my throat and I had to cough? Why?
Just had a hacking cough after choking on water. I had tonsillectomy 4 days ago. Will this increase bleeding risk?
Stop Coughing: Coughing after tonsillectomy can cause serious bleeding. Choking on water suggests extreme swelling in the throat. See a doctor about this ASAP as this could be quite serious. ...Read more
My mother suffered a stroke 15 yrs ago. Before her stroke, she coughs here and there but now she has a choking cough that scares me. Any help?
Stroke: Multiple possibilities, speak with her doctor about it to get clarification. ...Read more
We have had the flu in our house for over a week now. What can we do about a cough that won't quit? He feels like he's choking & can't breath.
Is it safe to stop taking Benazepril until we see the doctor in 2 weeks because of a choking cough?
Yes: Yes, it is safe to stop the medicine for 2 weeks but notify your doctor just in case he may want you to take another medicine ...Read more
I have had the flu for 7 days, the cough is still there and it is choking me and I can't breathe it's especially worse when laying down, what's wrong?
See doctor ASAP: It sounds like you have a fairly serious infection. Pneumonia sometimes complicates influenza, and severe flu by itself sometimes causes breathing problems. If you happen to have underlying lung disease (e.g. asthma) or heart disease, that also could be responsible. See a doctor ASAP; if you're short of breath at rest, go to an emergency department immediately. ...Read more
My uncle in europe suffered a stroke over a year ago. He's developed a choking cough at night. Would albuterol help him from not being able to breathe?
Mom woke up coughing and choking. She wanted to vomit but couldn't. Shortly after she developed a phlemy cough. She doesn't have a cold?
Mom sick: Sorry we cannot discuss your Mom's illness unless you sign her on and give details. Hope she is doing better soon. ...Read more
The last time I had bronchitis I was trying to cough up phlem and I suddenly couldn"t breath the phlem was choking me what happened? Is that asthma?
For about 2 weeks I have hada "choking cough" where I can't breath AT ALL. Sometimes productive with clear thick sputum. Could this be whooping cough?
Needs checking: Whooping cough can be contracted by young adults like your age due to waning immunity by this time from primary immunization many years ago. Signs of whooping cough are similar and due to its contagious nature, especially to vulnerable populations of the young and the elderly, you should see your doctor sooner to get it checked and be treated. ...Read more
I cough before bed and in my sleep. It happens in episodes and it sounds like I am choking. There is no wheezing and no other symptoms. What is wrong?
Several things: You need to see a physician. You may have allergies that are exacerbated when you are in a reclined position to sleep or you may have mild acid reflux which becomes evident when reclined. If allergies, you could try nasal irrigation with a netti pot and mild salt solution (per the instructions) this may remove enough allergins from your sinus to reduce this problem. ...Read more
Son had brief choking episode 3 days ago. Got a cold day later. Seldom cough. Last nightdeveloped diarrhea/fever. Could these be related to aspiration?
See details: How old is your son? Doubt the latest problems are related to aspiration. They will more likely cause pulmonary symptoms. ...Read more
I have had a cough now for about 2 weeks now and I find my self coughing so hard water comes to my eyes and my bladder leaks. I cough as if I'm choking. Especially if it's too hot my cough uncontrollably it takes being cooler to control the cough there's
That: That sounds awful! You really should see your doctor so they can listen to your lungs. They will try to figure out if the symptoms are due to a lung infection (like pneumonia) or coming from an upper-respiratory issue (like a sinus infection or other virus). Regardless, there are some great cough suppressants they can prescribe to at least get your symptoms under control. I hope you get better soon! ...Read more
When I eat nuts and potato products, I cough, my eyes water, sometimes a mild choking feeling. Has happened for years, just wld like to know why.
Testing: See an allergist to evaluate and treat this. ...Read more
How likely is it for a bad cough (from choking) to cause a vein dissection of the neck? The cough left my arm with a dull pain as well. Bit worried.
Unlikely: The veins usually don't undergo dissection but the arteries do. However it would be highly unlikely, if not impossible, for dissection to occur with hard coughing. But a few flecks of blood from broker capillaries in tge bronchial tree may be associated with heavy coughing. ...Read more
My throat seems to react to either heavy creme/butter, or powdered sugar. It tickles and turns to a feeling where I have to cough, like I'm choking?
Allergy: Don't eat them. You may have an allergy to them and your body is telling you this ...Read more
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