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I had hernia and got operated by leproscopic surgery on 1 Nov 2015 after few days of laporoscopic surgery I had too much cough and weakness. What is the cause of cough and is coughing can damage the surgery? I took some cough expectorant but still no posi

I had hernia and got operated by leproscopic surgery on 1 Nov 2015 after few days of laporoscopic surgery I had too much cough and weakness. What is the cause of cough and is coughing can damage the surgery? I took some cough expectorant but still no posi

May be infectious: A cough is usually due to a viral or bacterial infection. Since it is persistent, you need to see your doctor to evaluate and treat this. A condition called Middle East Respiratory Syndrome could be serious, and you are at risk for contracting this. Furthermore, coughing increases your intraabdominal pressure, which can lead to a recurrence of the hernia. ...Read more

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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Can mild to moderate cough cause brain damage?

Can mild to moderate cough cause brain damage?

Feels like but no: inflammation (e.g., trauma) or infection (viral) can sensitize tissues around the brain and make it very sensitive to rapid movement. So cough can cause headaches, sometimes quite severe, but not causing damage. If you combined severe high blood pressure with moderate cough, you might cause an aneurysm to rupture. ...Read more

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Can my coughing cause brain damage? I had a bad cough and now I have severe migrianes

Can my coughing cause brain damage? I had a bad cough and now I have severe migrianes

Not brain damage: Coughing can be very distressing and have complications but should not lead to brain damage. Migraines also can be severe and there may be many triggers. The best approach is to have a specialist identify the trigger for the coughing. In that way, if the cough can be controlled, then there may be less migraines. ...Read more

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Why do I pass gas when I cough. Could my sphincter damage be a reason. I also had an accident today when I coughed?

Why do I pass gas when I cough. Could my sphincter damage be a reason. I also had an accident today when I coughed?

Severity determines: Occasional incontinence of stool with fecal leakage is common, but loss of bowel control particularly without warning may signal a significant infection, inflammatory problem, maldigestive concern, or neurologic disorder. Sometimes, particularly in youths, the condition is behavioral. Often, anal manometry followed by biofeedback can be curative without the need of surgery or medication. ...Read more

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Can there be any connection between the whooping cough immunization and brain damage?

No: The anti vaccine crowd has re-invented itself over several decades. They have claimed they cause cerebral palsy, debunked; then crib death, debunked & now autism which research is now leaning to gene code issues present at birth. Brain damage is common to infants who have whooping cough in the first year as they struggle to breathe and cough hard enough to have a stroke. ...Read more

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Can there be some connection between the whooping cough immunization and brain damage?

Can there be some connection between the whooping cough immunization and brain damage?

No: There is a direct connection between whooping cough, the disease, and kids who cough so hard in their infancy that they have strokes and die. The vaccine haters have offered this disinformation for years. Now whooping cough rates have gone up from 2500 (90's) to 40000 in 2013. Deaths from whooping cough >30, vaccine related death or proven damage in the same period= 0. ...Read more

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I have cough?

I have cough?

Cough: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea w a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea w 2 tsp of Marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 mins). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. See a physician if cough is not resolving, difficulty breathing or temp > 104. ...Read more

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I have cough?

I have cough?

Cougher: Mix hot water, 1 tsp. Lemon juice & 1 tsp. Honey in a mug, then add more lemon juice or honey to taste, if desired. Sip the mixture slowly and inhale the steam from the hot liquid to help reduce congestion in the chest. 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. ...Read more

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How to cure cough?

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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Why do people cough?

Why do people cough?

Many reasons: Persons cough for various reasons. A cough can be associated with upper or lower respiratory infections, acid reflux, asthma (even without wheezing), post nasal drip, foreign body obstructions, lesions in the lungs such as cancer, and even damage to some nerves. There are many causes to a cough. ...Read more

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What causes a cough?

What causes a cough?

Determine cause: Chronic cough is most commonly due to 3 conditions: asthma, post-nasal drip, or GERD (heartburn). You might have one or a combination of all three. Post-viral cough is also very common and can last for weeks. Further workup by Allergist is helpful as they can perform a more detailed assessment including skin testing, pulmonary function testing, etc. Treatment will depend on cause. ...Read more

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Why do people cough?

Why do people cough?

Reaction: Cough is a defense mechanism intended to clear the lungs and airways from anything offending them. ...Read more

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What if I had a cough?

What if I had a cough?

Coughing: 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, difficulty breathing or temp > 104. ...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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What causes hicc cough?

What causes hicc cough?

Phrenic nerve.: Irritation of the phrenic nerve somewhere along its course. The nerve travels from your spinal cord in your neck down through the chest, past the heart and innervates the diaphragm below. ...Read more

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What can I do for cough?

What can I do for cough?

First determine: The reason for the cough. Can try cough syrup and lemon juice mixed with honey or hot tea. ...Read more

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Is ginger good for cough?

Is ginger good for cough?

Yes: I personally use it when I have upper respiratory infections with bad coughing. In chinese traditional medicine it used to expel cold, warm the middle "triple heater", warm the lungs and to liquefy phlegm. ...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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How to not cough too hard?

Try over the: Counter Robitussin (guaifenesin) plain, if it doesn't help see pcp. ...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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Does hookah make you cough?

Yes: Of course it does. Run into a burning building and take a deep breath.... ...Read more

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Why do I get cough attacks?

Why do I get cough attacks?

Bronchospasm....: Typically, "cough attacks" are caused by bronchospasm. This can lead to episodic coughing, which can be very severe. Treatment usually involves bronchodilator and steroid inhalers so see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. If you smoke, your doctor can also help you quit which will likely decrease these episodes. Good luck! ...Read more

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What to do in case of cough?

What to do in case of cough?

More than a cold?: If some cough is just from a mild cold, then the over-the-counter cold medicines are what people usually find relief with. However, some illnesses such as asthma, allergies, strep throat and "the flu" also have these same cough symptoms, but can be treated by a doctor with additional medicines. A doctor's evaluation can be helpful. ...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?

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