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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Can eustachian tube dysfunction cause cough headache? I have had this for 4 months.

Can eustachian tube dysfunction cause cough headache? I have had this for 4 months.

Not likely: This is an anatomical variance so you have had this your entire life by our headaches most likely are from another issue. For this you will need a thorough exam and some testing done ...Read more

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Can u have bronchitis with out a cough and does it cause u to have headaches?

Can u have bronchitis with out a cough and does it cause u to have headaches?

Not usually: Bronchitis, an inflammation of the bronchial tubes almost always presents with cough and sputum/phlegm production. Congestion with headache is more typical of a sinus infection. ...Read more

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Need a help I have a little brother, about 6 years old. Someday, he played games with his friends, suddenly feeling uncomfortable with combination of symptoms, such as dry cough and headache. We went to lots of hospital to try to find out the causes, even

Need a help I have a little brother, about 6 years old. Someday, he played games with his friends, suddenly feeling uncomfortable with combination of symptoms, such as dry cough and headache. We went to lots of hospital to try to find out the causes, even

I : I think it is awesome that you care so much about your brother. I can tell you that are really worried. Unfortunately, this type of email forum isn't for diagnosing medical conditions. It is more for people to ask medical guestions and the doctors provide medical information. I know that it is has to be frustrating not to know the cause of his cough and headaches but the doctors who talk to him, examine him and see his test results are in the best position to try to develop a accurate diagnosis. Keep be a super big sister. Take care. ...Read more

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Can a CT scan without contrast dye rule out causes of a secondary cough headache?

Can a CT scan without contrast dye rule out causes of a secondary cough headache?

CT without contrast: Will show whether there is hydrocephalus ("water on the brain"), fluid collections around the brain, and large mass lesions (tumors). The vast majority of head ct's for headache are normal in patients with headache as their sole symptom and i believe this test is vastly overused in the usa (for a myriad of reasons). ...Read more

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I've been having this cough for over a month its hasn't gotten better its has caused to to feel lightheaded with loss of vision and a major headache?

I've been having this cough for over a month its hasn't gotten better its has caused to to feel lightheaded with loss of vision and a major headache?

See an Eye MD ASAP.: Your symptoms could be from a mild chemical poisoning. If you are taking hydrocodone or Codeine for cough it could cause blurry vision. What is your line of work? Exposure to lacquer or lacquer thinner can cause cough, blurred vision and lightheadedness. I once saw a road worker with same symptoms and he was allergic to asphalt and its chemicals. Metal cleaners is another one. ...Read more

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Could constant tonsil stones cause a general sick feeling (achy, headache, flu like symptoms) and chronic cough?

Depends size: I could imagine. It really depends the size. I wonder how crowded your pharynx is. There also may be postnasal drip causing cough. Have it checked by your doc. ...Read more

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Could cough and congestion in 5 year old cause enlarged nodes in neck.Would they be sore? Or could i headache at back of neck be from cold?

Could cough and congestion in 5 year old cause enlarged nodes in neck.Would they be sore? Or could i headache at back of neck be from cold?

Lymph nodes: Lymph nodes on neck area can get enlarged due to different reasons, among the most common are upper respiratory tract infections. They can be sore and persist for several days. Most of the time they resolve on their own. If they don't and still present after 2-3 wks they should be evaluated. If that is the case the should visit pcp. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more