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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
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
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
I have cough w/ phlegm @ 1st hr.Then follow dry cough, tired, headache, sinusitis, sneezing, slight chestpain (sternum)and wheezing when only inhaling.?
My "asthma* symptoms have never included a tickly cough until now. Ventolin relieves the cough. Can blue inhalers relieve coughs in non-asthmatics?
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
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
Symptoms: sinus pressure, runny nose, sneezing, nasal congestion, cough. Nyquil cold n flu or Mucinex (guaifenesin) fast max cold n flu night time? Which is better?
OTC cold meds: They pretty much work the same way. Cold symptoms should not last for more than 7-10 days. See a local doc if it does not resolve after that period or gets progressively worse. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sick for 2 weeks. Coughing alot. Runny nose. No fever. Itchy throat. No allergies. Dont cough during sports only at rest. Whooping cough maybe?
Whooping Cough: This could be pertussis but there are many other diseases with similar symptoms... Check in with your doctor. ...Read more
Bronchitis w/cough x2 weeks prescribed zpack not coughing but sob and mild chest spasms ER said pleurisy px albutrol but increases hr.Alternatives?
Coughing, stuffy nose, sore throat, hoarse voice, dry cough, bad headache, wake up at night coughing, low-grade fever, nausea, can't sleep?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Productive choking cough worse after 10days, chest/ears clear throat sore.No fever but sinus headache. Yellow-bloody phelgm. Secondary virus?
2,year vomiting stiky Flem runny nose chesty cough hard chesty breathing feverish constant cough now 4days on getting worse?
Spots just on my chin.. Could I be allergic to my cockatiel bird? No other symptoms. I've always had clear skin, these are new to me.
Can my pet bird cause me spots on my chin? Is that a possible allergic reaction? Or just coincidence. I've got a cockatiel bird.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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