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Cough From Allergies
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
Allergy testing: You can see your allergist who can test to determine the things that you are allergic to. ...Read more
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?
Could u pl let know the reasons having cough only in night & not in day time in adults & also in children. If allergies, how to find tht what allergy is?
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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
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
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
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
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
I have had a nagging cough for a litle over a week, it's worse allergies cause a nagging cough, what to do?
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?
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