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I have a cough for 3 weeks already and every time i cough my left chest is hurting(sharppain),also i lose weight since the cough started.What disease?

I have a cough for 3 weeks already and every time i cough my left chest is hurting(sharppain),also i lose weight since the cough started.What disease?

Evaluation: An evaluation of your cough should be completed. Some possible causes include post nasal drip, TB, asthma and reflux. A virtual appt is available online healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Is it actually true that cough drops will help me stop coughing if my lungs are congested?

No: Cough drops are for throat irritation that causes cough. If you have a persistent chest cough, you need to see a doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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If a person has symptoms caused by esophageal cancer would taking cough drops help supress those symptoms?

If a person has symptoms caused by esophageal cancer would taking cough drops help supress those symptoms?

Not really: What symptoms are you referring here? Esophageal cancer usually is presented with problem with swallowing- usually harder with solid food than liquid. Also, other symptoms like bloathing, pain/discomfort can happen. When the cancer spreads outside the esophagus- for instance the lung, liver -other symptoms related to the location of the spreads can occur like weight loss etc. Cough drop won't help. ...Read more

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Just quit smoking 2 days ago and my chest has felt tight and i go though a coughing fit a couple time a day. Is with normal ? Cough drops have seems to help the coughing

Yes: Smoking causes the hair cells that line the air passages to stop working, which keeps all the crud that smoking puts there, and all the mucus that the body makes to get rid of it, stuck in the lungs and air passages. When you stop smoking, the hair cells start to work, and all this stuff starts to come up. So cough is common, can last weks, and is a good sign - you are cleaning it out. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take cough drops everyday? I tend to get a cold easily, coming off anxiety meds comp. so it helps w my very dry throat. Tried biotene.

Is it bad to take cough drops everyday? I tend to get a cold easily, coming off anxiety meds comp. so it helps w my very dry throat. Tried biotene.

No.: Great ,that you are requiring less amount of Anxiety medicine. Cough drops are of many different kind. The one with Ginger and Lemon and Honey would be the best . But all cough drops stimulate saliva so it helps you. Make sure you brush your teeth before going to bed . Some times Drinking sips of water also helps ...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