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Can you ever cough so hard you feel like passing out?

Can you ever cough so hard you feel like passing out?

Yes: Coughing is spasms can lead to hyperventilation and near syncope (passing out). I had a patient do this at home, church and even in the urgent care. Very scary, but treatment lead to good outcome. ...Read more

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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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I have cough?

I have cough?

Cough: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea w a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea w 2 tsp of Marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 mins). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. See a physician if cough is not resolving, difficulty breathing or temp > 104. ...Read more

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I have cough?

I have cough?

Cougher: Mix hot water, 1 tsp. Lemon juice & 1 tsp. Honey in a mug, then add more lemon juice or honey to taste, if desired. Sip the mixture slowly and inhale the steam from the hot liquid to help reduce congestion in the chest. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. ...Read more

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How to cure cough?

There really is: no cure but products with guanefisin can help as can tea and honey and cough drops ...Read more

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Why do people cough?

Why do people cough?

Many reasons: Persons cough for various reasons. A cough can be associated with upper or lower respiratory infections, acid reflux, asthma (even without wheezing), post nasal drip, foreign body obstructions, lesions in the lungs such as cancer, and even damage to some nerves. There are many causes to a cough. ...Read more

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What causes a cough?

What causes a cough?

Determine cause: Chronic cough is most commonly due to 3 conditions: asthma, post-nasal drip, or GERD (heartburn). You might have one or a combination of all three. Post-viral cough is also very common and can last for weeks. Further workup by Allergist is helpful as they can perform a more detailed assessment including skin testing, pulmonary function testing, etc. Treatment will depend on cause. ...Read more

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Why do people cough?

Why do people cough?

Reaction: Cough is a defense mechanism intended to clear the lungs and airways from anything offending them. ...Read more

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What if i had a cough?

What if i had a cough?

Coughing: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. See a physician if your cough is not resolving, difficulty breathing or temp > 104. ...Read more

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What helps with cough?

What  helps with cough?

The cause of the: Cough determines the treatment. For example if your cough is secondary to heart burn or reflux, then the treatment life style changes, dietary changes and the use of antacids. If the cough is due to a cold, upper respiratory infection, the treatment is time, fluids and time. If it gets real bad you may try cough syrups. There are many other causes and thus the same process... Good luck. Dr. B. ...Read more

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What causes hicc cough?

What causes hicc cough?

Phrenic nerve.: Irritation of the phrenic nerve somewhere along its course. The nerve travels from your spinal cord in your neck down through the chest, past the heart and innervates the diaphragm below. ...Read more

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What can I do for cough?

What can I do for cough?

First determine: The reason for the cough. Can try cough syrup and lemon juice mixed with honey or hot tea. ...Read more

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Is ginger good for cough?

Is ginger good for cough?

Yes: I personally use it when I have upper respiratory infections with bad coughing. In chinese traditional medicine it used to expel cold, warm the middle "triple heater" , warm the lungs and to liquefy phlegm. ...Read more

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I have a horrible cough!?

I have a horrible cough!?

Need more info.: Could be many things. From your profile, I would assume that you don't smoke, not on medications, & have no immune suppressing conditions. Call your doctor ASAP. The questions your doctor may ask: 1) How long has it been present? 2) Are you producing phlegm? color? blood? 3) What makes cough worse? lying? drinking? certain time of day? 4) Other symptoms? If short of breath starts call 911 ...Read more

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I am suffering from cough?

I am suffering from cough?

Cough: I'm sorry to hear that. If your condition is chronic or if you have associated symptoms such as fever, fatigue, weakness, or pain, you should see a doctor to find the cause of the cough and recommend a treatment. There are many causes of cough from allergy to asthma to infections and more. Finding the cause is most important. ...Read more

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Does hookah make you cough?

Yes: Of course it does. Run into a burning building and take a deep breath.... ...Read more

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Why do I get cough attacks?

Why do I get cough attacks?

Bronchospasm....: Typically, "cough attacks" are caused by bronchospasm. This can lead to episodic coughing, which can be very severe. Treatment usually involves bronchodilator and steroid inhalers so see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. If you smoke, your doctor can also help you quit which will likely decrease these episodes. Good luck! ...Read more

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What to do in case of cough?

What to do in case of cough?

More than a cold?: If some cough is just from a mild cold, then the over-the-counter cold medicines are what people usually find relief with. However, some illnesses such as asthma, allergies, strep throat and "the flu" also have these same cough symptoms, but can be treated by a doctor with additional medicines. A doctor's evaluation can be helpful. ...Read more

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Light. Cough please advise?

Light. Cough  please advise?

Over the counter med: For a light cough, one might try over the counter cough med such as Robitussin (guaifenesin)-DM for a dry cough or Robitussin (guaifenesin) CF for a productive cough. If associated with fever, wheezing, shortness of breath, or persists and worsens, then see one's doc ...Read more

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