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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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What meds cause unproductive dry cough?

What meds cause unproductive dry cough?

Some BP meds: A common cause of cough due medication is a class of medication used for lowering blood pressure called ace-inhibitors, such as lisonopril.

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I have a dry cough and my eyes are getting red cause of coughing, what medicine should I take?

I have a dry cough and my eyes are getting red cause of coughing, what medicine should I take?

URI: You did not say much as a basis for diagnosis other than a dry cough. I suggest you see your doctor. In the meantime you can try to treat the most common cause which is common cold or allergic rhinitis with antihistamine like Claritin and couple it with a nasal steroid like fluticasone.

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I get a dry cough and slight wheeze every winter after a head cold that lasts for about 6 weeks. Ok in the summer! What could cause it? Thanks!

Possibly allergic: Sounds like a seasonal allergic response, or senstivity to an inhaled substance however given your age, it's best to get it checked out. Dry cough and wheeze can also be related to asthma, and reflux.

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Back in March I had an infection that caused dry cough along with chest pain. Cough lasted 2 months but chest pain hasn't gone away. Suggestions?

Back in March I had an infection that caused dry cough along with chest pain. Cough lasted 2 months but chest pain hasn't gone away. Suggestions?

Chest wall strain: If you had cough so long it can cause strain of chest wall muscles, tendons, ribs...pain in chest, especially with derp breath, sneezing. Change of position. #1 treat cough! If gone #2 keep deep breathing exercises - ok to use Advil (ibuprofen) if tolerated up to 800 mg every 8 hours. Condition called " costochondritis" common. Check w MD if need Chest X ray to check other reasons..

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Can running on an elliptical in a dusty garage with a fan cause a cough? I have a very dry cough but I feel like there is something solid in my chest.

It might: Air pollution from dust might cause irritation of your airway and dry cough. It might present as asthma too. We allergist are specialized in diagnose and treatment of this condition.

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What are some causes of dry cough?

What are some causes of dry cough?

Possibilities...: Persistent chronic non-productive cough is usually due to bronchospasm (due to any cause), post-nasal drip, gerd or a combination of these diagnoses. An evaluation by a doctor is needed for diagnosis since these all have different treatments. If you smoke, smoking cessation is needed to decrease airway inflammation.

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What causes rid of a dry cough after a cold?

What causes rid of a dry cough after a cold?

Cough: Cough could cause by a lot of reasons. Please if not getting better please see your physician.

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What could cause a dry cough in my 14 mon old? Allergies?

What could cause a dry cough in my 14 mon old? Allergies?

Likely: Allergies are a frequent cause of cough. But there are cases where the "cough" is in place of a wheeze and maybe asthma, which is treated entirely differently.

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Can constant postnasal drip cause dry cough and chest problems?

Can constant postnasal drip cause dry cough and chest problems?

Postnasal Drip: Every day, glands in the linings of your nose make about a quart of mucus each day. The excess can come out of the nostrils -- that’s a runny nose. When the mucus runs down the back of your nose to your throat, it's called postnasal drip. Http://www. Webmd. Com/allergies/postnasal-drip

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I have had a bad dry cough for about 6 weeks now. Haven't gone to the doctor because honestly there is not much they can do. What could cause this?

I have had a bad dry cough for about 6 weeks now. Haven't gone to the doctor because honestly there is not much they can do. What could cause this?

Medical visit: Not much they can do? Really? I think you are mistaken. You will need an examination and an xray. You may need evaluation for allergies, asthma, GERD or systemic illness. You are asking for a diagnosis, but do not want to see a physician? - Really? - I think you have a misconception of this website. Get examined- 6 weeks is actually worrisome.

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Is drinking cold beverage bad when you have cough especially dry cough that's caused by nasal dripping? Does the temperature of water matter at all?

Is drinking cold beverage bad when you have cough especially dry cough that's caused by nasal dripping? Does the temperature of water matter at all?

Not really.: Cold can help especially with cough and hoarseness. Warm may help if you have a sore throat. All non-caffeinated non-caloric liquid helps to make mucus loose and easier to cough up or blow. Sniffing makes you cough. "Blow don't sniff! "

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I am having a dry cough that gets worse at night and when laying down and the need to keep doing heavy breathing. .. What could be the cause please?

I am having a dry cough that gets worse at night and when laying down and the need to keep doing heavy breathing. .. What could be the cause please?

Bronchitis: Is a viral disease characterized by prolonged, excessive, dry coughing. He most common symptom of acute bronchitis is a cough that is dry. Acute bronchitis is a one-time condition that lasts for several weeks. Drink plenty of fluids and otc medication. However, pneumonia can have symptoms like acute bronchitis. Rec. See your pcp to rule out pneumonia.

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Need a help I have a little brother, about 6 years old. Someday, he played games with his friends, suddenly feeling uncomfortable with combination of symptoms, such as dry cough and headache. We went to lots of hospital to try to find out the causes, even

Need a help I have a little brother, about 6 years old. Someday, he played games with his friends, suddenly feeling uncomfortable with combination of symptoms, such as dry cough and headache. We went to lots of hospital to try to find out the causes, even

I: I think it is awesome that you care so much about your brother. I can tell you that are really worried. Unfortunately, this type of email forum isn't for diagnosing medical conditions. It is more for people to ask medical guestions and the doctors provide medical information. I know that it is has to be frustrating not to know the cause of his cough and headaches but the doctors who talk to him, examine him and see his test results are in the best position to try to develop a accurate diagnosis. Keep be a super big sister. Take care.

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid, " is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more


Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

A medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked ...Read more