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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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Persistant cough from allergies. Can it lead to something more serious. Coughing to where puke comes up my throat?

Persistant cough from allergies. Can it lead to something more serious. Coughing to where puke comes up my throat?

Inflammation: A chronic persistent cough may be due to bronchospasm so you may need an inhaled steroid inhaler as well as a bronchodilator to control this cough. It could also be due to allergic post-nasal drip which may need a nasal spray to control. You should be evaluated by your doctor so the cough can be diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Can you please list a few home remedies for coughing from allergies?

Allergies: Keep your home free of dust. Avoid carpet and clutter if possible. Try to figure out your triggers-perfumes/ pet dander/flowers/etc and rid your home of as many of these things as possible. ...Read more

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Is it okay to give a 1.5 year old Triaminic? What is good for a persistent cough likely from allergies?

Is it okay to give a 1.5 year old Triaminic? What is good for a persistent cough likely from allergies?

It depends: Children's Triaminic products can be given to a child of 18 months but only those with acetaminophen/dextromethorphan. Children's Triaminic products with pseudoephedrine (decongestant) or chlorpheniramine (antihistamine) should not be given to children under six years. If allergies are thought to be present than you need an antihistamine like cetirizine for children. Check with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My 3 year old has a bad cough from seasonal allergies, will benadryl help his cough?

My 3 year old has a bad cough from seasonal allergies, will benadryl help his cough?

May be,: Some antihistamines can sedate cough, either directly, or indirectly through drying up the secretions in the upper airways. Don't exceed recommend dosage, and if no improvement, kindly see his doctor, best wishes ...Read more

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Any home remedies for a bad deep cough from asthma & allergies? My dr put me on prednisone yesterday. I can't stand constantly coughing anymore! Any OTC meds/ home remedies that I could try?

Any home remedies for a bad deep cough from asthma & allergies? My dr put me on prednisone yesterday. I can't stand constantly coughing anymore! Any OTC meds/ home remedies that I could try?

Stick with doctor: Your doctor knows what is best for you. Give it a chance to work. Do not fiddle with home cures, otc meds or other things. Listen to your doctor. ...Read more

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2yr old has a cough for 4 weeks day and night. Eats/plays normal. No fever, or runny nose, no wheezing. Throat irritated from cough. Allergies? Doc visit?

2yr old has a cough for 4 weeks day and night. Eats/plays normal. No fever, or runny nose, no wheezing. Throat irritated from cough. Allergies? Doc visit?

This could be: Allergies, but I would recommend a visit to her doctor. With a cough for 4 weeks, she should be examined, so that the proper diagnosis can be made and proper treatment ordered if needed. ...Read more

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Can allergies make you cough!?

Can allergies make you cough!?

Yes...: Bronchospasm, which can be due to allergies, can lead to cough. The treatment for a bronchospastic cough is bronchodilator and steroid inhalers so you should see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How can you relieve allergy cough?

How can you relieve allergy cough?

Depends on: Post-nasal drips from allergic rhinitis or airway inflammation in asthma can both cause coughing. Thus one needs to treat the cause. Sinus infection is yet another common cause for coughing. ...Read more

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Is it common to cough during allergies?

A kind off: Most of patients get POT nasal drip to irritate trachea and bronchial tube. Drink hot salty fluid, does help ...Read more

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Does a cough come with allergies in children?

Does a cough come with allergies in children?

Sometimes: But not all the time. Nasal allergies are not a frequent cause of a really bad persistent cough. In a child with allergies and a really bad cough (assuming no fever) I would be concerned about a reactive airway/asthma type condition. If the child also had eczema I would be even more concerned. ...Read more

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Hi what medicine is good for allergy and cough?

Hi what medicine is good for allergy and cough?

Think whole airway: Upper airway allergies trigger clear, watery discharge along with itch and congestion; this can tickle the back of throat: thus cough - but lower airway involvement must be considered. Allergies can cause cough through asthma-like reactions (or outright cough asthma). Albuterol inhaler +\-montelukast worth a try after oral antihistamines and nasal steroids/antihistamines. ...Read more

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Hi, what medicine is good for allergy and cough?

Hi, what medicine is good for allergy and cough?

ALLERGIC RHINITIS: YES:Allergic rhinitis causes Swelling of nasal mucosa/itchy eyes /post nasal drip. You can do nasal irrigation with Neil Med system. Zaditor (ketotifen) Eye Drops and Claritin & Flonase are all effective. If symptoms persist follow up with your doctor for exam and labs ...Read more

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What is the best way to take care of an allergy-induced cough?

What is the best way to take care of an allergy-induced cough?

Allergy: Number one advise for any kind of allergy is avoidance- if you know the allergen. It can be specific food, house dust mite, smoke, strong odor, outdoor allergen/pollen, exposure to mold/damp environment, animals, occupational exposure, etc. Allergy testing is one way to find it out.

There are otc and rx allergy medication. Before using medication consult your doctor to find out the cause. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have an allergy cough I can't get ride of?

What should I do if I have an allergy cough I can't get ride of?

Allergy cough: If you have a persistent allergy cough, see a doctor. The cough can be due to post nasal drip or even asthma. See a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Is it okay that I am worried my child has a cough, allergy sypmtioms?

Is it okay that I am worried my child has a cough, allergy sypmtioms?

Yes: Nothing wrong with being concerned. But make sure that the symptoms are allergic in origin. And talk to your pediatrician to make sure your child is not uncomfortable. And, if allergic, rest assured that the problem is not super dangerous. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about effective home remedies for allergy cough?

Can you please tell me about effective home remedies for allergy cough?

Saline spray: The cough is from post nasal drip, daily use of a saline nasal spray should help. The cough can also be from asthma, for this you need to see a doctor for medications. ...Read more

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What can be done about an allergy cough when you don't know what's causing it?

What can be done about an allergy cough when you don't know what's causing it?

Allergy testing: You can see your allergist who can test to determine the things that you are allergic to. ...Read more

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I have been coughing for a few weeks - this time a year I get allergies but those symptoms have subdued but the cough is getting worse?

? asthma: Cough could be the only sign of asthma, in fact there is what's called" cough variant asthma", seasonality and history of allergies are strong attributes, an evaluation by an allergist is worth pursuing. ...Read more

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Do u cough at night if u have allergy agains a med? If I only cough when I'm awake does that mean it's not the medicine but something else?

Do u cough at night if u have allergy agains a med? If I only cough when I'm awake does that mean it's not the medicine but something else?

Cough: Medication related cough can happen at night or during the day. Reflux and postnatal drip related cough most commonly are worse at night but aren't the only reason to cough at night. Since there are do many reasons to cough you are best seeking an evaluation with your doctor. ...Read more

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Cn you get a tickly cough with allergies?

Cn you get a tickly cough with allergies?

Yes: The drainage can trickle down and cause you to cough as can reflux. When lying flat the phlegm you have swallowed can go back towar the lungs and cause coughing. If you have colorful sputum get a doctor to check you because you may be infected. ...Read more

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Is homeopayhic medication effevtive against allergies regarding recurremt cold and cough?

Is homeopayhic medication effevtive against allergies regarding recurremt cold and cough?

Not usually: There is no scientific proof that they do work but if they work for you, I have no problem with it. This is not to say that herbal medicine has no role it is just that the basis of homeopathic medicine is that even trace quantity (often unmeasurable) of the purported active ingredient would control disease. ...Read more

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I have had a itching cough for months. Been to dr. Gave allergy med. Still coughing. Why?

I have had a itching cough for months. Been to dr. Gave allergy med. Still coughing. Why?

Find trigger: Even if an allergy medication didn't seem to help, an allergist can assist you in identifying the trigger. If the trigger is identified, then avoidance measures may be implemented. Also, there are several medications that may be used. Sometimes it takes a few tries to find the right medication for the right person. ...Read more

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How long does seasonal allergies last? I still have an awful cough and I don't know what this means.

How long does seasonal allergies last? I still have an awful cough and I don't know what this means.

Depends: Where you live, how long the seasons are, what other allergens you may be allergic to (mold during winter) see an allergist for treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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If we use are attic fan I cough my head off, why? What allergies are still outside that will affect me

If we use are attic fan I cough my head off, why? What allergies are still outside that will affect me

Pollen: Attic fans blow air out of your house through the attic, and therefore bring air in through open windows and doors. Pollen from the outside would be my guess on the cause of your cough, but if it is persistent, and present even without the fan on, see your primary care provider for an evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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The dr said my wifes smokers cough is due to allergies. What type of meds should she take to control it?

The dr said my wifes smokers cough is due to allergies. What type of meds should she take to control it?

Let Dr. Know: If truly due to allergies than an anti-allergy medication would be the answer. Inhaled corticosteroid meds like flonase/nasonex etc can help post nasal drip from allergies that may cause a cough. Either way, you need to let the dr. Know so they can place any meds in the chart to appropriately know all meds you take (even otc meds). Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have had a nagging cough for a litle over a week, it's worse allergies cause a nagging cough, what to do?

I have had a nagging cough for a litle over a week, it's worse allergies cause a nagging cough, what to do?

Nagging cough: For over a week, if otherwise healthy, not a smoker or around smokers or pets, can be your sinuses or irritated airways, at any rate, use saline wash, can use OTC cough syrup till you see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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I've had a bad cough for over a week and it seems to be getting worse. Physically I feel fine overall. Is this just allergies?

I've had a bad cough for over a week and it seems to be getting worse. Physically I feel fine overall. Is this just allergies?

Cough: Cough can be due to many things such as infection, asthma, reflux and many other things. If your cough persists, you need to get in for evaluation. Take care! ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more