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Chronic Upper Airway Cough Syndrome
My son has a chronic cough and we have been told he has reactive airways. How can we be sure it is not something else?
Multiple causes: Multiple causes are definitely possible. If there is reflux and aspiration into the lung, this may cause or contribute to reactivity of the airway. Infections, cold air, exercise and allergen exposure may also trigger reactivity of the airway. Your doctor may determine that additional testing or treatment is necessary. A TB test may be performed at your physician's office to rule out TB infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is it possible to have Bronchitis with no phlegm or chronic cough? I just feel like my airways are swollen and it's hard to breath. Going on 1 week.
Is it normal for what appears to be 3 cervical vertebrae bulging through the hypo-pharynx wall? Also could this cause a chronic cough?
What can be the cause of chronic mild dry cough that goes away as soon as lying down. Sometimes globus feeling in throat is present as well.
I have some type of chronic cough for the past 5 years...It comes for 5 months at a stretch..It is dry wid itchy feeling in base of throat.Wht 2 do :(?
Chronic morning cough which feels like the throat tightening. When on vacation my husband never has this cough. Is it linked to anxiety?
Few possibilities: Chronic sore throat is usually one of a few different things. Allergies causing a post nasal drip. Acid reflux can cause this as well. Make sure you are not laying down after eating. Thirst usually depends on your water intake and electrolyte balance. I would keep track of your diet and water intake in a diary and show that to your doctor. ...Read more
See a doctor: After six weeks time you msy have a chronic sinus infection that should be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
This afternoon i took a nap. Before the nap i was fine. When i woke up, i suddenly had pain in my throat when swallowing. I have had a chronic cough f?
Reflux : Chronic cough is often caused by reflux, acid from stomach coming up. Often it is silent and people do not feel it. When the acid get to the throat it gets on/ by the vocal cords causing a cough. Occasional the reflux is more acidic and people feel it. Another cause of chronic cough and throat pain is post nasal drop. Both reflux and post nasal drip are worse with sleep due to lying supine. ...Read more
I have developed a chronic dry cough, resulting from a tickle in my throat. I am stopping the 20mg accupril (quinapril). How long until I see an improvement in t?
I'm worried about cancer. Specifically throat cancer. I don't smoke and doc says throat looks find but cough sometimes and chronic clear throat?
Not cancer: Other than for malignant tumors of minor salivary glands within oral cavity, almost all malignancies are squamous cell in origin. Cough is not one of the complaints. Rather it is an ulcerating lesion that does not heal and may bleed with eventual spread to cervical nodes. Most cancers are from combo smoking and drinking however oral exposure to HPV may induce development of a malignant lesion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I do to get rid of thick phlegm in my throat that is quite difficult to cough up as it is so thick , it is a chronic persistent problem?
Mucinex, (guaifenesin) MD: Thick phlegm can be thinned out with something like a mucinex, (guaifenesin) which can be found at most drug stores. However, if this is a chronic problem, you should visit an md to determine what the root cause of the phlegm is: reflux, allergies, post-nasal drip, or lung issues. Productive cough is a particular symptom that is concerning. Long term treatment of the originating problem will help you long-term. ...Read more
I am experiencing cough (worsened by: in the evening, at night) (quality: chronic cough) . The following also describes me: Sore throat. What shou...
Heartburn, chronic cough, a feeling of a "lump in the throat" what could this be ?And what to do with it ?
Diagnosis is burned broncials with over use of inhaler for asthma. Now have a dry chronic cough and throat clearing. Is this the wrong diagnosis?
Hard to say: You have not said which inhaler, and there are several types.The overuse of inhalers is a clinical call, based on frequency of use/refills.If you are using it more often than needed or need it more often than expected your treatment plan needs to be updated.Overuse of beta agonists can lead to loss of effectiveness.Proper balance of stabilizer/maintainance inhaler with rescue inhaler is important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had a chronic cough with hard time breathing and clear phlem and wheezing when laying down and then crackiling in throat as well. What is it?
Depends: Generally, a chronic cough is defined as one lasting more than 8 weeks. The most common causes include post nasal drainage, reflux, and asthma. Depending on the cause, the treatment is different. For example for asthma, inhaled corticosteroids are the mainstay. It's best to see your doctor for testing to determine cause. Your smoking status is also important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Living in Singapore. SOB, Chronic cough, itchy throat in office and home for 1 year. What allergies should I be tested for besides dust, cats, mold?
Environmental: allergens you need to be tested.They cause post nasal drip which makes you cough plus itchy throat. Cold/flu is not associated with itching. There is also a condition known as pollen-fruit or oral allergy syndrome wherein one gets itching mouth/throat from eating certain fruits due to cross-reaction with pollen allergy. Apple, banana, melon, avocado are the more common culprits. ...Read more
Chronic sore throet also a cough and hicups with a burp 5+ weeks sore throat reflux if not reflux what could it be not diagnosed?
Sounds like reflux: Putting all the signs together, your throat irritation results from the reflux acid coming up the esophagus and causing painful symptoms. Treatment should include antacids (Tums) and some form of proton pump inhibitor daily like Omeprazole. These both can be obtained over the counter, but a doctor's care will improve your outcome ! ...Read more
I've had a chronic sore throat & cough for about 7/8 months now. I've been to the doctor & they say it's just allergies, but my sore throat get worse.
I have feeling of something in my throat, chronic cough, trouble breathing and at times stop at night, cxr scoliosis. Laryngoscope 0k, what can it be?
You need further: Evaluation with your physician.Get a more detailed answer ›
Clear EGD in April 14 ( I have LPR) had bad reflux episode two month ago, ENT said throat is little irritated, chronic cough, ideas?
I have throat tightness and cough (quality:chronic cough) I smoked for 7 years and quit 2 weeks ago and I'm afraid of having lung cancer. Possible?
Chronic throat clearing problem (not cough) almost 2 years, but never during sleep, could lung cancer behave this way? Started after a cold, so scared
My husband has a chronic cough for least 3 yrs. Had acupuncture, lung biopsy nov 2012 found ipf, throat specialist. Doesn't cough when laying down.
Blew my nose and mucus was bright orange. I'm dizzy off and on. No cough, minor pressure in head. Had chronic sinusitis 2 years ago. Throat feels off ?
Sinusitis?: Recommend follow up appointment with ENT specialist. ...Read more
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