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Can Hyperthyroidism Cause Dry Cough
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
Can hyperthyroidism cause inflamed thyroid and cause difficulty swallowing, coughing, and choking sensation?
Yes: Hyperthyroidism can result from inflammation of the thyroid (subacute thyroiditis). There will be pain and swelling of the thyroid that can feel like a sore throat, and cause trouble swallowing. If the thyroid is large enough, you can also have a choking sensation. Treatment for this condition is different than the usual treatment for an overactive thyroid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cough and PND: Hello, yes dehydration is a common cause of throat irritation from less moisture in the saliva coating of the throat. This could trigger a cough and throat tickle. Common causes of dehydration would be sleep disorders, dryness due to medications, sjogren's disease and lack of water intake. So drink more water, sleep with a humidifier, use a saline nasal mist and see your doctor if no better. ...Read more
Not typically: Allergies manifest in eyes by making them itchy & watery while dry eyes feel gritty & relieved upon tearing (but tearing is secondary to dryness, not primary complaint). There are many causes of dry eyes so if you're not better w/OTC options, time to see your Ophthalmologist or Optometrist. Check out http://goo.gl/4eI7Kl for medical perspective on difference btwn two conditions. ...Read more
An abscess tooth untreated for many years can cause bodily infections, but can it cause asthma-like symptoms (excessive mucus, airway constriction) ?
It is a possibility: The bacteria from an infected gums travels through the blood stream to other areas/organs of the body can cause bacteremia (bacteria in the blood) can also make you generally ill, effect any body system and cause cause asthma-like symptoms. Regular dentist visits can do more than keep your smile attractive, it may prevent general health problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: Studies have shown that many hay fever sufferers do have an over-reactive airway despite absence of symptoms. A few years back , I was one of the co-authors reported for the first time evidence for large airway (higher up than the small airways involved in asthma) constriction was found in patients with fever causing tightness sensation at the upper chest. Do check with your doctor . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm diagnosed with Tourettes & hiatal hernia. both cause dry cough. Can it be known what's causing my dry cough. Coughing since 8 y.o,.
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