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Causes For Dry Hacking Cough
Cough: Hello, a cough is a reflex event that occurs after stimulation to the nerves of the airways. A specific night time cough could be due to a few possibilities . First would be a cough variant of asthma. Instead of the wheezing that commonly occurs with asthma, a person coughs instead. My other thought could be from a reflux condition that while you sleep, a small amount of gastric liquid reflexes up. ...Read more
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
Possibilities...: Cough, especially chronic cough, can be due to bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip, bronchitis or even a combination of these etiologies. Bronchitic cough tends to be productive but the rest can be "dry." if one etiology is left untreated, the person will continue to cough. So, continue to see your doctor so all nessary treatments can be given to resolve your cough. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
Itchy throat not sore, dry persistant cough for 4 months, shortness of breath causing me to cough more?
Viral: About 85% of sore throats are viral. They can be just as dramatic as their bacterial counterparts. If you're having trouble swallowing, see your doctor. ...Read more
Persistent hacking cough for~2yrs. Severe whooping cough (1xmonth) Lately, chin itches with cough; cough worse at night;unrelated tolying down. Diagnosis?
Need to see Dr.: It is impossible to diagnose without examining you. Please see a Dr. for full evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more
Constant breathlessness, dry throat, hyperventilation, dry nose, restless leg but no cough or wheezing. What's wrong?
Coughing blood: The most common reason for coughing up blood in an infection. However, we always worry about rare things lik cancers in the lungs or other conditions such as sarcoidosis. This is certainly worth seeing your doctor and at least getting a chest x-ray. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a chronic cough from gerd and post nasyl drip associated with coughing after someone sprays perfume too? It's dry cough.
Yes.....: Hopefully the coughing doesn't last too long. This isn't well studied but, any time the lungs become inflamed due to any reason, they become susceptible to further inflammation from EVERY reason. The previous irritation from GERD sets up susceptibility to the perfumes. Most long term asthma medicines help this but monteleukast might be the best. ...Read more
Cough: There are multiple causes of cough. You may have bronchitis, or post nasal drip from sinus/nasal congestion. Allergies to pollen, dust or mold may also cause cough. Also, stomach acid reflux sometimes causes cough. Check your temperature and consider an allergy medicine such as Zyrtec D, or a cough medicine like Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM. ...Read more
Possibly...: Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is a possible cause for these symptoms. If a productive cough lasts 3 weeks or longer, it needs to be evaluated by a doctor. If there is shortness of breath, you should be evaluated today, in an er if your doctor can't see you right away! there is no cure for chronic bronchitis but symptoms can be controlled with therapy! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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