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Barking Cough In Adults No Fever
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
Had common cold with fever. Fever gone now, just nasal congestion and productive cough. Phlegm appears green. Paranoid about pneumonia?
Don't worry.: Pneumonia will give you a fever and your symptoms would have gotten worse, not better, without treatment. It is common to have congestion and cough when recovering from an upper respiratory infection, the majority of which are caused by viruses. not bacteria. If you get sick again, go see your primary MD for evaluation and maybe an xray, if necessary. ...Read more
No fever,nasal congestin subsiding,thick green phlegm coighing up, pain in back of neck by glands, no fever, rattle cough?
Congestion: Green phlegm does not always mean an acute bacterial infection, i.e. the type in which you need antibiotics. Often smoldering viral infections end in this way. However, if it persists, recurs after symptoms are almost gone, or you begin developing a fever then definitely have it checked. In the meantime, treat the symptoms. ...Read more
Beginning stages of the croup. Some stridor and seal barking cough only when crying/coughing. Raspy. No fever. What can I do? 14m baby.
Symptomatic measures: Croup is a viral infection of the upper airway. Antibiotics will not help. Often humidified air--running the shower--or cold air will help. A lot of fluids also. If the stridor is severe or worrisome evaluation by the pediatrician is indicated. Sometimes one dose of a steroid is given to reduce the inflammation/swelling of the airway. Keeping the baby calm until this runs its course will also help ...Read more
Sick for 2 weeks. Coughing alot. Runny nose. No fever. Itchy throat. No allergies. Dont cough during sports only at rest. Whooping cough maybe?
Whooping Cough: This could be pertussis but there are many other diseases with similar symptoms... Check in with your doctor. ...Read more
Had low fever from common cold. Now fever free. Nasal congestion and productive cough. Phlegm appears to be greenish yellow. Paranoid about pneumonia?
My daughter is 2yrs old - symptoms are: runny nose, cough, fever 2 separate days (39.37), congestion, occasional vomiting w/excessive cough?
Productive cough has turned into dry cough. Fever of 101.6 at its highest, comes down with tylenol (acetaminophen). Sneezing, headache, body aches, chills. Pneumonia?
Cough ; fever: This time of year and those symptoms are screaming influenza. Did you get flu shot this year? If it's in the first 2 days of the illness, try to get in to doc as there is an anti-flu medication that can be given as long as you do it early. If it's been longer, then fluids, rest. Pneumonia is a possibility, but usually not body aches/headache with that. If short of breath, painful breath, see doc! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swollen throat, difficulty swallowing (breathing is fine), severe ear ache/pain especially when swallowing. Some congestion. No fever or cough. X3days?
Diarrhea, sore throat, congestion, cough, high fever which is now a low grade fever with sweating, headache. Flu or upper respitory tract infection?
4yo w/ irritated throat but not red, sinus drainage, no stuffy nose, persistent cough, croup at night. Now she has diarrhea. New virus or part of cold?
Mgt: There are several possible conditions which may be associated with these symptoms. I would suggest monitoring her temperature. If the temperature is 101 for higher, Tylenol may be used. A cool air mist humidifier may help to relieve the symptoms. If there is any distress or dehydration she should go to the ED. Nasal saline drops or mist are useful in relieving congestion. ...Read more
43 yr old M with slight phlegm cough, yet no nasal congestion, with headache in the temples/eyes and evening fever? Flu, cold, sinus infection??
5 y.O has seasonal allergies.Has been coughing then vomiting once every night.Productive cough.Had a low grade fever but not anymore.Sinusitis mayb?
Infection possible: Seasonal allergies are typically associated with clear or white nasal discharge and no fever. The productive cough may indicate that another condition is present. These conditions include sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, tb, post nasal drip. I would suggest speaking to your doctor about the possibility of an infection and the use of nasal steroids and an anti-histamine. Prmg fax 8582599689 for?S. ...Read more
Daughter 7. Cough following cold for 14 days. No fever, sore chest or throat. Junky cough. Cough not improved in 14 days. Just lasting long?
Cough: Persistent cough may simply be a delay in recovery from bronchitis due to a virus, with the tissues slow to regenerate. It may also be due to mycoplasma, chlamydia, or pertussis. If she does not have fever or other symptoms and is progressively improving, would not worry. If any other symptoms are present would have the pediatrician or pcp see her asap. ...Read more
My Daughter is experiencing fever (101.7-102 temp), cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, with phlegm or mucus) Does have asthma?
? URI: and/bronchitis, given the symptoms, may still be viral, but needs to be seen by a doctor for possible need for Rx meds including antibiotics, meanwhile keep giving her controller medications and rescue medications as needed, together with fever reducer such as acetaminophen, good luck ...Read more
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