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Yes but unlikely...: Cough as a result of the occasional cold virus is unlikely to cause any lung damage. Even the whooping cough in the unvaccinated is unlikely to cause lung damage per se (unless you're a newborn, in which case your risk of death in much greater). However, one could develop a pneumothorax as a result of coughing but it's unlikely unless underlying disease process. Check out http://goo.Gl/pqfybx. ...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
Yes: At high does, dxm can cause coma and if deep enough, respiratory depression could certainly lead to anoxia and permanent brain injury. Deaths have also been associated with dxm overdose and certainly is a permanent condition. Much more on the subject at: http://www.Webmd.Com/parenting/teen-abuse-cough-medicine-9/teens-and-dxm-drug-abuse?Page=1. ...Read more
Can coughing, sneezing or long-term constant sniffing due to sinus drainage and habit cause optic nerve damage in glaucoma?
Glaucoma causes: Usually, the activities of daily living like you describe are NOT factors in the cause of glaucoma or the progression,severity, or treatment decisions.... FYI Cosopt is a drug and often has side effects..Have you asked about having the SLT glaucoma laser to replace the drops. Keep us posted. Dr.Sibley ...Read more
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
Harmful: Marijuana smoke contains bronchial irritants. Inhalation with marijuana is more prolonged ; deeper than with tobacco. Higher combustion temperatures are reached because it is smoked to a shorter butt. This leads to a carboxyhemoglobin concentration that is 5 x ^ than tobacco. 3 x more tar is inhaled. Prolonged use of cannabis can lead to airway inflammation, wheezing ; ^ in sputum production. ...Read more
Yes: It is easy for a broken nose to be deformed. ...Read more
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
Damage Is Possible: Cocaine users often snort powdered Cocaine up their nostrils so that the drug can be quickly absorbed by fine capillaries which line the nasal passages. Cocaine is toxic to the tissue, but it also acts as an anesthetic agent so the user does not feel the tissue damage. Chronic use can destroy the mucosa as well as erode the nasal septum. The mucosa can regenerate but not the nasal cartilage. ...Read more
Bronchitis: The phlegmy cough is a symptom of respiratory tract inflammation and not the cause of another condition. It can be symptomatic of bronchitis. Acute bronchitis is 95% viral, but chronic bronchitis occurs primarily in smokers, and is generally related to "normal" upper respiratory tract bacterial flora. ...Read more
Yes and No.: You could have coughing fits so severe that you actually strain muscles to the point of pain. Most people would seek out some type of care before that happened, though. The worse case scenario, however, would be that you coughed to the point of causing a hernia. That would be permanent damage that would require a surgical repair, but you would know because of a new pubic hairline bulge and pain. ...Read more
Severe cough for 1 month (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, whooping sound when breathing in, with phlegm or mucus, chronic cough) (worsen...
Unlikely: The most common causes of chronic cough are asthma, allergic rhinitis, sinus infections and acid reflux from the stomach. A person with a chronic cough should be evaluated so a treatment can be directed at the cause of the cough. Even though chewing tobacco is unlikely to trigger a chronic cough, there are serious adverse effects including cancer of the mouth. ...Read more