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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)

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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Can humans pet owners catch kennel cough?

Can humans pet owners catch kennel cough?

No: Kennel cough is a very contagious upper respiratory infection found in dogs & caused by canine parainfluenza virus & a bacteria called bordetella bronchispeptica. It is not transmitted to humans. ...Read more

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Would it be very likely for a human to get sick from a dog infected with "kennel cough"?

Would it be very likely for a human to get sick from a dog infected with "kennel cough"?

Kennel cough: Kennel cough is a very contagious upper respiratory infection found in dogs & caused by canine parainfluenza virus & a bacteria called bordetella bronchispeptica. It is not transmitted to humans. ...Read more

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What are signs of rabies and kennel cough?

What are signs of rabies and kennel cough?

Ask your vet: This question is best answered by your pet's vet. We here at HealthTap are experts in human disease and behavior. ...Read more

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My dog has kennel cough is it contagious for me or my 2 children? My son is 11 & my daughter is 8........

My dog has kennel cough is it contagious for me or my 2 children? My son is 11 & my daughter is 8........

No: No, ordinarily the bacteria that classically cause kennel cough do not affect humans. However, there have been case reports of that bacteria affecting humans who are immuno-compromised. As long as everyone in the household his relatively healthy, i'm afraid only your dog is going to be affected. However, your dog can pass it to other dogs! i hope your pup starts feeling better soon! ...Read more

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Can rabies transmited from human to human by cough?

Can rabies transmited from human to human by cough?

Rabies transmission: Per the Centers for Disease Control: The most common mode of rabies virus transmission is through the bite and virus-containing saliva of an infected host. Though transmission has been rarely documented via other routes such as contamination of mucous membranes (i.e., eyes, nose, mouth), aerosol transmission, and corneal transplants. ...Read more

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Can you get rabies from a child? Human to human transmission? If they sneeze, breathe or cough on someone?

Can you get rabies from a child? Human to human transmission? If they sneeze, breathe or cough on someone?

Unlikely: From the cdc, "bite and non-bite exposures inflicted by infected humans could theoretically transmit rabies, but no such cases have been documented. Casual contact, such as touching a person with rabies or contact with non-infectious fluid or tissue (urine, blood, feces) does not constitute an exposure...". ...Read more

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Do you know when you cough, does your lungs expand or contract?

Do you know when you cough, does your lungs expand or contract?

Contract: A cough results from airflow out of the lungs. For this to happen, lungs need to contract, decreasing in volume, as the air leaves. ...Read more

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I contracted a cough in beijing from air pollution and it still won't go away when i got back. What are some treatments i can try?

Persistant Cough: I wonder if you got an infection and not just a reactive cough. If this is persisting it may be wise to get in to have your doctor evaluate you and your lungs. ...Read more

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Girlfriend contracted acute bronchitis from her father two weeks ago. I have not gotten sick. She only has minor cough now, Should I still be worried?

Girlfriend contracted acute bronchitis from her father two weeks ago. I have not gotten sick. She only has minor cough now, Should I still be worried?

Probably not: 90% or more acute bronchitis cases are viral. Cough usually persists days or weeks after infection has cleared. Have gf cover her mouth when she coughs and wash he hands. ...Read more