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Doctor insights on: Cockatiel Cough

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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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99.2temp cough chest congestion not always productive, feels like need to.Chest/back/rib px&soa 3rdabx, inhaler, steroids-cxr o2 ok feel worse pneumonia?

99.2temp cough chest congestion not always productive, feels like need to.Chest/back/rib px&soa 3rdabx, inhaler, steroids-cxr o2 ok feel worse pneumonia?

Options : You have a complicated list of symptoms. These symptoms could be present from either a bacterial or a viral infection. If your chest x-ray was read normal it is unlikely that you have pneumonia. Sometimes sinus disease or a viral bronchitis can persist for a long time. It is probably most prudent to follow up with the doctor that has prescribed antibiotics and review your symptoms with them. ...Read more

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My "asthma* symptoms have never included a tickly cough until now. Ventolin relieves the cough. Can blue inhalers relieve coughs in non-asthmatics?

My "asthma* symptoms have never included a tickly cough until now. Ventolin relieves the cough. Can blue inhalers relieve coughs in non-asthmatics?

Possibly: Some people who developed a cough from a viral infection may benefit from an albuterol inhaler. However if you have asthma, you may need a controller drug such as an inhaled steroid for a chronic condition. instead of Ventolin. ...Read more

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Chesty cough sickness n0sebleeds?

?: Your question has too many vague and non specific points. Please rephrase and elaborate. ...Read more

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99.2temp cough chest congestion not always productive, feel like needs to.Chest/back/rib px&soa 3rdabx, inhaler, steroids-cxr o2 ok feel worse pneumonia?

99.2temp cough chest congestion not always productive, feel like needs to.Chest/back/rib px&soa 3rdabx, inhaler, steroids-cxr o2 ok feel worse pneumonia?

Maybe, maybe not: Some of these symptoms are seen with pneumonia, such as cough, chest congestion, etc, but they may be seen with other problems such as bronchitis or asthma exacerbation. A normal chest xray is a factor against pneumonia but is not always 100% accurate. The best approach would be to discuss the situation with ones doctor and determine if there is an infection or non infectious lung issue. ...Read more

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Whats good for a cough unable to bring it up but it rattles in throat. Tried musinex, delsym (dextromethorphan) cough drops?

Whats good for a cough unable to bring it up but it rattles in throat. Tried musinex, delsym (dextromethorphan) cough drops?

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR: You are 65 and have been coughing and tried different cough meds without relief.We do not have information to advice you.We do not know if you smoke or if you have any underlying disease or if you are taking any medicines etc. Some meds for BP called ace inhibiters can cause cough, it can be due to bronchitis, asthma, COPD or underlyng diasese in the lungs like pnumonia or cancer so get it checked. ...Read more

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Thursday -had scratchy throat some coughing, Frida-Sunday- runny nose sneezing Monday/tues(today) cough attacks? Is this a cold?

Thursday -had scratchy throat some coughing, Frida-Sunday- runny nose sneezing Monday/tues(today) cough attacks? Is this a cold?

Yes: viral upper respiratory tract infection can cause these symptoms. You want to rest and and hydrate yourself well, use saline washes and salt water gargles, OTC cough and cold medicines would help if needed, but read the labels carefully. If no improvement in few days or new symptoms, e.g. fever, severe cough especially at night, or fever, see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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Whooping cough as a post-viral phenomrnon. Breath shortness, lack of sleep?

Whooping cough as a post-viral phenomrnon. Breath shortness, lack of sleep?

Possible: Two simple tests, the direct fluorescent antibody (DFA) test on the nasal secretions, and CBC with differential, as well as the 3 classic symptoms - 1) 'whoop' noise with inspiration after cough, 2) paroxysms of coughing, or many back to back cough episodes without a break, and post-coughing vomiting, all help to make the diagnosis ...Read more

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Sneezing, nonproductive cough , slight expiratory wheeze, low fever?

Sneezing, nonproductive cough , slight expiratory wheeze, low fever?

How long: If it has been a few days you may have a viral infection, if longer i would be concerned about a bronchitis. See your doctor anyhow, especially because you are wheezing. ...Read more

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Bronchitis w/cough x2 weeks prescribed zpack not coughing but sob and mild chest spasms ER said pleurisy px albutrol but increases hr.Alternatives?

Bronchitis w/cough x2 weeks prescribed zpack not coughing but sob and mild chest spasms ER said pleurisy px  albutrol but increases hr.Alternatives?

Xopenex (levalbuterol): Lev-albuterol does not cause as much of an increase in heart rate, but is $$$. Can get your dr to write it for you / call it in w/rationale of "failed" albuterol due to rapid heart rate. ...Read more

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Hacking/"whooping sound"/breathingnoisy/sneezing/belching/jaw pain, got a whooping vaccine too?

Hacking/"whooping sound"/breathingnoisy/sneezing/belching/jaw pain, got a whooping vaccine too?

See your doctor: You need to see your doctor. I can't tell you what is going on with you. Only your doctor can after you have a exam. Even though you had a vaccination there are still other diseases that you can get. So get to, the doctor and get treated. ...Read more

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Coughing, stuffy nose, sore throat, hoarse voice, dry cough, bad headache, wake up at night coughing, low-grade fever, nausea, can't sleep?

Coughing, stuffy nose, sore throat, hoarse voice, dry cough, bad headache, wake up at night coughing, low-grade fever, nausea, can't sleep?

Cold symptoms: Sounds like u have a common cold. How long have u had the symptoms. Soem common colds also give u laryngitis, if ur horseness persists u should see ur doctor. Try some warm soups and salt water gargles. ...Read more

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Chronic bronchial asthma. 2 days coughing up green sputum, no voice, SOB, uncontrolled cough even with benzonatate. No wheeze, o2 94-96%?

Chronic bronchial asthma.  2 days coughing up green sputum, no voice, SOB, uncontrolled cough even with benzonatate. No wheeze, o2 94-96%?

Pneumonia: You have acute pneumonia or bacterial bronchitis and you need urgent medical attention. You also list no medical history of any conditions or medications. Without adequate information about your general health, we cannot provide you with any more advice. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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If someone has lung cancer, would standard over-the-counter chesty cough medicine ease their coughing?

It may: The cause of the cough also might not be the lung cancer. My hope is that the patient can find relief. If the diagnosis is uncertain, don't make any assumptions. A treatable cause, especially if the person is a smoker, might be identifiable. Even if this is not a treatable lung cancer, palliative care may find a way to help. ...Read more

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2,year vomiting stiky Flem runny nose chesty cough hard chesty breathing feverish constant cough now 4days on getting worse?

2,year  vomiting  stiky Flem runny nose chesty cough  hard chesty breathing  feverish  constant cough    now 4days on  getting worse?

Needs to be seen: I recommend you take your child to your pediatrician, family doctor, or urgent care clinic for an evaluation. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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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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How to cure cough?

There really is: no cure but products with guanefisin can help as can tea and honey and cough drops ...Read more

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What helps with cough?

What  helps with cough?

The cause of the: Cough determines the treatment. For example if your cough is secondary to heart burn or reflux, then the treatment life style changes, dietary changes and the use of antacids. If the cough is due to a cold, upper respiratory infection, the treatment is time, fluids and time. If it gets real bad you may try cough syrups. There are many other causes and thus the same process... Good luck. Dr. B. ...Read more

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I have a horrible cough!?

I have a horrible cough!?

Need more info.: Could be many things. From your profile, I would assume that you don't smoke, not on medications, & have no immune suppressing conditions. Call your doctor ASAP. The questions your doctor may ask: 1) How long has it been present? 2) Are you producing phlegm? color? blood? 3) What makes cough worse? lying? drinking? certain time of day? 4) Other symptoms? If short of breath starts call 911 ...Read more

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I am suffering from cough?

I am suffering from cough?

Cough: I'm sorry to hear that. If your condition is chronic or if you have associated symptoms such as fever, fatigue, weakness, or pain, you should see a doctor to find the cause of the cough and recommend a treatment. There are many causes of cough from allergy to asthma to infections and more. Finding the cause is most important. ...Read more

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Light. Cough please advise?

Light. Cough  please advise?

Over the counter med: For a light cough, one might try over the counter cough med such as Robitussin (guaifenesin)-DM for a dry cough or Robitussin (guaifenesin) CF for a productive cough. If associated with fever, wheezing, shortness of breath, or persists and worsens, then see one's doc ...Read more

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How to cure cough completely?

How to cure cough completely?

Find cause: The treatment for cough can involve using simple cough suppressants or may require therapy, Without knowing all your symptoms, chronic medical conditions etc it is not possible to give definitive advise. Please see your physician for examination ...Read more

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I have high cough what to do?

I have high cough what to do?

Cough remedies: Not sure what you mean by "high" cough? 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. ...Read more

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I have had a cough for a year?

I have had a cough for a year?

Doctor: Please see a doctor before you cough up a lung. No kidding, this is obviously not going away. This is going on 11 months too long. ...Read more

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I have a cough how to stop it?

I have a cough how to stop it?

Cough: You need to find out the CAUSE of the cough. Please see your doc. It MAY be an allergy or a reaction to a medication, or something else. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are the causes of cold cough?

What are the causes of cold cough?

Virus/ allergy/ bac: There are many viruses, allergens and bacteria that can cause a cold and a cough. Most people will improve with time and many meds can help with symptoms. If symptoms persist more than 1 or 2 weeks or if they are severe seek out your doctor for help. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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What medicine i need if i have cough?

What medicine i need if i have cough?

Depends: Depends on the cause of the cough. Popular over the counter med is dextromethorphan. With a prescription, codeine or hydrocodone is effective but has side effects. There are others. ...Read more

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But I don't have cough all the time ?

But I don't have cough all the time ?

Cough: great, we have no idea what you are talking about. Please restate your question in its entirety. ...Read more

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Is there a cough realever (home made)?

Is there a cough realever (home made)?

Chiken Soup: Chicken soup has some mucolytic properties, that's why when you have a cold doctors recommend a lot of "chicken soup".It helps to clear your chest. ...Read more

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Could you have a phleghm without cough?

Could you have a phleghm without cough?

Phlegm: Sure you can have post nasal drip which cause you to frequently clear your throat/ have a tickle in the back of your throat but not necessarily cause a cough. ...Read more

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My problem is I have a cough from 2 weaks?

Get examined: Prolonged coughing could be from bronchitis- excessive production in the bronchial tubes due to viral/bacterial infection, post-nasal drip, or from asthma( spasm of the airway from irritants), or pneumonia (less likely) etc. Get examined by your dr for a thorough assessment. Hope u feel better! ...Read more