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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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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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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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Is there any benefits of cold and cough to human body or not?

Is there any benefits of cold and cough to human body or not?

Yes: Coughing is necessary to clear secretions and infectious stuff from the lungs. It basically helps keep the lungs clean. ...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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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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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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How to stop a cough naturally?

How to stop a cough naturally?

Depends on the cause: It depends on the cause of the cough. Most acute coughs are due to viral infections, but coughs can also be caused by allergies, tuberculosis, cancer etc.
Presuming you are talking about an acute infection, my favorite treatments are the herb pellargonium sidoides (sold as umcka) & homeopathy. A good article on homeopathy for coughs is http://homeopathyplus. Com. Au/coughs-and-how-to-treat-them/. ...Read more

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What good to take for a cough?

What good to take for a cough?

Depends: Robitussin dm or Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm are both good for productive coughs. If really severe and unresponsive may consider Codeine based elixirs. ...Read more

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How to remove cough naturally?

How to remove cough naturally?

Naturally: 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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I have cough for past 1 month?

I have cough for past 1 month?

Many possibilities: Cough can come from allergies and drainage, from head-colds, bronchitis or asthma. From inhaled foreign bodies or from workplace contamination. If you're a smoker with an ongoing cough, that may be the cause, Obviously, cancers can cause cough as well. Please see a doctor to be examined, so that the source can be uncovered. ...Read more

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Cough and colds of 7weeks baby?

Cough and colds of 7weeks baby?

Not much to do: Not much to do to help babies at this age. Antibiotics do not kill viral colds and will not help. Cold medications are not approved for use at this age either. You can try nasal saline and bulb suctioning to get the snot out. I find that sitting in a hot, steamy shower (the water should not touch the baby - just sit in the steam) with the baby upright to get the snot to flow out, will help. ...Read more