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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 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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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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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 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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