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I have yellow lumps at back of my throat, I have no tonsils and get tonsillitis, I can't get rid of my cough I have had these for 6 months now ?

I have yellow lumps at back of my throat, I have no tonsils and get tonsillitis, I can't get rid of my cough I have had these for 6 months now 
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Tonsillitis?: 17 F from UK: I have yellow lumps at back of my throat, I have no tonsils and get tonsillitis, I can't get rid of my cough I have had these for 6 months now? ANS: you may have regrown some tonsillar tissue. Show to your health care team and ask them what it is. ...Read more

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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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How do i get rid of my cough instantly?

How do i get rid of my cough instantly?

Silly question: You first have to figure out what the cause is. That could be that is being generated in the lungs from an infection or asthma or a habit cough or an allergy to something in your environment. Or it could be that you have a cough due to a post-nasal drip. Once you sit down with your physician and explore the many possible causes (and these were not all) a solution can be devised just for you. ...Read more

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I have a cough where a little bit of phlegm comes out. How can I get rid of my cough before my basketball game tomorrow?

I have a cough where a little bit of phlegm comes out. How can I get rid of my cough before my basketball game tomorrow?

Depends: It depends how long you have had that cough. If it related to a recent cold, then any over the counter cough medicine should help a bit. If you have had this cough for a while and it worsens with exercise, you may have asthma. Talk to your doctor about your cough. ...Read more

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I hate taking any medicines because it makes me gag like crazy. Are there any other ways besides medicine then to get rid of my cough?

I hate taking any medicines because it makes me gag like crazy. Are there any other ways besides medicine then to get rid of my cough?

Coughing: 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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What are the ways to make my voice come back & to get rid of my cough faster?

What are the ways to make my voice come back & to get rid of my cough faster?

Hoarseness: Voice rest is probably the most important thing you can do, but salt water gargles often help too. If you are a professional voice user, and your voice is coming back slowly, see an ENT who can try medications to decrease swelling faster. Feel better. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been sick for over a month! help! I need something to get rid of my cough and runny nose.?

What to do if I have been sick for over a month! help! I need something to get rid of my cough and runny nose.?

See doctor: I would go to an urgent care or your doctor at this point. You may have developed bronchitis or sinusitis and require an antibiotic. In the meantime I would use sudafed, ibuprofen and Mucinex (guaifenesin) OTC to help with the symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a really annoying cough, can't get rid of it!?

I have a really annoying cough, can't get rid of it!?

Need diagnosis...: If your cough has been present for 3 weeks or longer, it is likely due to bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, sinus problem or a combination of factors. If the cough is present for less than 3 weeks, it is likely due to acute bronchitis, either bacterial or viral. For your cough to be diagnosed and then treated, you need to see your doctor. If you smoke, you need to quit! ...Read more