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I usually swim in a warm pool, then got a bad cough after swimming in a cold pool. The coughing stopped after going into the hot tub. What caused it?

I usually swim in a warm pool, then got a bad cough after swimming in a cold pool. The coughing stopped after going into the hot tub. What caused it?

Asthma?: If you are a non-smoker, mild asthma triggered by cold temperature or chlorine in a swimming pool may be the reason for you cough. The use of a bronchodilator prior to swimming may be helpful. ...Read more

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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 can you give to help a one year old with a cold with a bad cough ?Shes 24 lbs .

Honey: The feeling today is to avoid alot of the medications that in the past were used in infants. Honey can be used to soothe the throat in babies over 6 months. If there is bronchospasm then it might help to use a bronchodilator such as albuteral. If the baby is having more distress then a sh0rt course of oral steroids may be indicated. ...Read more

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My bf has cold chillies and bad cough and stuffs up nose what should I do ?

My bf has cold chillies and bad cough and stuffs up nose what should I do ?

Cold: Depending how long he has been sick, it may be viral but if it has been for over 3-4 days you need to take him to see a doctor. Keep him hydrated with soups and liquids. ...Read more

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I had a cold and 3 weeks on i still have a bad cough, have i got a fatal condidion or something?

I had a cold and 3 weeks on i still have a bad cough, have i got a fatal condidion or something?

Cough after a cold: Two of the more common reasons to have a cough after a cold is 1) sinus infection and 2) asthma. Both sinus infections and asthma can have cough as a feature. Your physician should be able to assist you in differentiating between these 2 and ruling out other potential causes. Rarely is asthma or sinus issues fatal. ...Read more

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I have a relatively bad cough from acute bronchitis/chest cold. What should I do?

I have a relatively bad cough from acute bronchitis/chest cold. What should I do?

See doctor: It is best for you to see doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Daughter (4) had fever for 3 days. Symptoms went away for 3 days and now all of a sudden a bad cough. Just a cold?

Daughter (4) had fever for 3 days. Symptoms went away for 3 days and now all of a sudden a bad cough. Just a cold?

See doc : Three days of fever and it was diagnosed as fifth disease. Three days later she has a bad cough. Cough is usually not present in fifth disease and the cough may suggest a secondary infection or a new problem. Best would be to have her examined so that she can be evaluated. ...Read more