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Cold Drinks Cause Coughing
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
Cough and PND: Hello, yes dehydration is a common cause of throat irritation from less moisture in the saliva coating of the throat. This could trigger a cough and throat tickle. Common causes of dehydration would be sleep disorders, dryness due to medications, sjogren's disease and lack of water intake. So drink more water, sleep with a humidifier, use a saline nasal mist and see your doctor if no better. ...Read more
No: Though warm, well hydrated mucous membranes are one of our first lines of defense against respiratory infections, there is no evidence that cold drinks or cold foods has any permanent effect or increases our susceptibility to respiratory infections. The membranes warm up very quickly after we ingest cold food or drink. Enjoy! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common cold or bronchitis? Symptoms: Tired, Lime color mucous, raspy cough, no tight chest, wheezing/gurgling before cough, headache, body ache.
Possible Bronchitis: It is difficult to say without examination.But it is more likely you are having Bronchitis as you are wheezing And it seems like a viral infection causing your Bronchitis. I advice you drink plenty fluids and consult your Doctor,get checked and treated appropriately.Do not smoke or be around some one who smokes It can also turn into Pneumonia sometimes ...Read more
No reason.: Drink your beverages at whatever temperature you like. ...Read more
Frequent coughing. Coughing up yellow/green mucus. Sore throat. Lightheaded/dizzy. Frequent urination. Runny nose. What could cause this?
Chest cold, cough, no energy, wheezing. taking regular Robitussin (guaifenesin) and drinking lots of water?
Headache, sore throat, runny/stuffed nose, deep chest cough, hot and cold. No fever. A cold or more?
Cold or more??: If it just a cold, usually there are evident signs of respiratory distress. Those are rapid breathing (more than 24 x/min); nasal flaring;?; chest retractions; and use of the accessory muscles of respiration. If none of thes are present the cough is much more likely to originate at the pharyngeal level. An excellent med for type of cough is benzonatate. ...Read more
Is drinking cold beverage bad when you have cough especially dry cough thats caused by nasal dripping? Does the temperature of water matter at all?
Have multi connective tissue disorder it caused some esophagus issues and bad acid reflux. Could this be why I cough when drinking/eating cold things?
Spasm of vocal cords: Most likely it is simply spasms of the muscles that make up part of your vocal cords. ...Read more
Cough: I think that drinking something cold can indeed make a cough worse due to the close proximity of of the esophagus to the trachea. Cold typically causes structures that have the ability to constrict or narrow. In the airway this narrowing or constriction can lead to bronchospasm which leads to shortness if breath/ coughing/ wheezing. ...Read more
Hey.. I wanted to know is it urgent for me to see a Dr. Basically I have a cold and everytime i drink fluids i start to cough instantly?
Well ...: It's definitely urgent if you can't drink anything ... Dehydration is not fun. Sometimes you can see these types of symptoms with disorders involving swallowing (we call it, dysphasia) in people that have reflux disease. Or it could just be a respiratory virus. Without a physical exam, it's hard to say. I'd recommend you get it checked out by your doctor - better safe than sry. Hope that helps! ...Read more
My 6.5mth old son camedown with a bad hacky cough. Thought it just a cold but for 7hrs hes puked up every bottle. Only pukes after a bottle or drink.?
Cough-related vomit: Often when children have a bad cough, coughing can make them vomit more easily. This is especially so if they have a full tummy, so it is not uncommon for them to throw up right after taking in a lot of liquid. If he is still having a normal number of wet diapers then he is probably okay. Try feeding him in smaller, more frequent amounts. If he does not hold anything down for 24 hours, see your dr. ...Read more
I have dry coughs and its been long time I have them. I drink cold and hot in any weather but cough won't stop. Please give me any solution?
Get yourself checked: The most common causes for dry cough are undiagnosed asthma/allergies, postnasal drip and acid reflux. If you don't want to go to the doctor, you can try otc Pepcid or Prevacid if you think you may have acid reflux, or claritin, zyrtec or ocean spray if you think you may have allergies/post-nasal drip. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 3 year old had a dry cough, now wet, 2 days ago. Now her temp has reached 103. Not herself and not eating but she is drinking. Just a cold?
Could be pneumonia: Children can get a "cold" about once a month, especially during the winter months. However, in a 3 yr old who starts with a cold and then has a fever of 103, it is important to take her in to be examined and evaluated for pneumonia, or even influenza- "Flu". The Flu can be treated if it is diagnosed within 48 hrs of developing a fever. In the mean time, make sure she is drinking fluids well. ...Read more
I am have problem when I eat or drink or even temperature is cold, I start to cough. What should I do? Do i need to check with any specialist?
Cough?: Happen with all liquids?? Independent of temperature? How long has this been going on for? Any other precipitating factors which you so far have not mentioned? ...Read more
I have been having coughing fit for over 1 1/2 hr in tried cough drops Vicks hot bath, steam hot drink cold drink. Should i go back to my dr?
If fluid goes into lungs while drinking, can this cause person to choke and die , if efforts to cough it out doesn't work or one couldnt cough?
Yes, possible : This is called aspiration. A massive aspiration event could cause drowning and death. More often, small amounts of repeated aspiration lead to a pneumonia. Unless the cause of the aspiration is addressed, it will continue to be a threat to the person's life and well-being. ...Read more
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