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Bad Cough After Cold
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?
34 y/o male. Bad cough still 6 wks after cold. Chest xray clear, took antis, cough productive, taking meds for reflux and allergies. Tired of this.
See below: Sounds like a viral infection. If it persists, see your doctor. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I've had a bad cough and cold for about 2 weeks now and it hasnt got any better also the middle of my chest and back hurts, I've been taking medicine.
See doctor: It is best for you to see doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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?
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