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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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I have had coughing for the past three weeks now and am wondering if I should make a doctor's appointment or wait it out longer cough for past 3 weeks with yellow green mucus especially in morning. Coughing throughout day and especially at night. Rattlin

I have had coughing for the past three weeks now and am wondering if I should make a doctor's appointment or wait it out longer cough for past 3 weeks with yellow green mucus especially in morning. Coughing throughout day and especially at night. Rattlin

Hello,: Hello, yes, if symptoms have not resolved after three weeks and cough is product of yellow to green sputum with pain with breathing - it is time to get seen. This could be a bacterial infection. Don't recommend holding off any longer. ...Read more

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The last 3 nights I wake up with bad cough and sore throat I have no fever and some cough during the day worse at night?

The last 3 nights I wake up with bad cough and sore throat I have no fever and some cough during the day worse at night?

Viral URI: Most likely you have a viral upper respiratory infection. These tend to last 7-10 days before your immune system has cleared it. If you have sinus pressure or pain in your forehead or around your face you may have a sinus infection also. Saltwater gargles and zinc lozenges may help your throat. If symptoms worsen or last longer than 10 days see your Dr. ...Read more

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My son is 4 years old. He is coughing during the day but during the night when he is sleeping he doesn't cough?

My son is 4 years old. He is coughing during the day but during the night when he is sleeping he doesn't cough?

If new onset cough,: It is most likely related to a mild URI and should run its course in a few weeks. No need for treatment. If cough is chronic or related to exercise, it may be a variant of asthma or even a tic cough and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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2 year old still drooling. He is not teething. He wheezes a lot. He coughs all day and all night. Could it be caused by large tonsils?

2 year old still drooling. He is not teething. He wheezes a lot. He coughs all day and all night. Could it be caused by large tonsils?

Drooling: It could be. Another cause could be reflux, allergies or some other things. These are only guesses; you need to see your doctor, have him evaluated, and referred to a specialist, if indicated. ...Read more

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My 5 month old has a bad cough, she don't want to eat and she has less then 4 wet pampers. The cough is day and night?

Hydration: Make sure she drinks fluids; try soda/juice pops. She needs medication to bring down the fever and cough. But if she is not getting better quick, she needs to see a doctor. ...Read more

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My3.5 old month baby developed a cough my PD said its from the weather, she coughs like 5min. &then 2 or 3 more coughs during the day& nothing @ night?

My3.5 old month baby developed a cough my PD said its from the weather, she coughs like 5min. &then 2 or 3 more coughs during the day& nothing @ night?

Mgt: At this age, she does not have a fully developed immune system. There are many possible causes, including RSV viral infection and pertussis.
I would recommend a virtual inbox consult to better assess the problem.
In addition, you may like to discuss the possibility of aspiration/choking on formula with your PCP. ...Read more

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My 13 year old yorkie has a very bad cough can last all day and night I wanted to find out what medicine I can give him until he goes to the vet? His breathing is also very short

My 13 year old yorkie has a very bad cough can last all day and night I wanted to find out what medicine I can give him until he goes to the vet? His breathing is also very short

No human medicine: Unfortunately is is not in the scope of this forum to provide veterinay answers. What I can tell you is that many "human" medications can kill a dog. You need to take him to a emergency pet hospital asap because of his breathing, it sounds like he is having labored breathing and he is also a "senior " pooch. Good luck to both of you ...Read more

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13 year girl has been coughing yellow mucus, 17 days with a cough, 8 days were day and night, now she only coughs in the morning? Bronchitis or not?

13 year girl has been coughing yellow mucus, 17 days with a cough, 8 days were day and night, now she only coughs in the morning? Bronchitis or not?

Cough: She needs to be examined to know the cause of her cough and mucus. This could be sinus, upper respiratory, lung, allergy or asthma. Only by exam can you know the cause. If she is febrile or having problems breathing, seek immediate help. If she is without fever and comfortable, you can wait and see if this resolves on its own. ...Read more

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I have constant thirst and urination. I also have an itch in my throat that causes me to cough through out the day and night. I have been to two differnet doctors recently. They said they found nothing wrong with my urine and I am not diabetic. Please hel

I have constant thirst and urination. I also have an itch in my throat that causes me to cough through out the day and night. I have been to two differnet doctors recently. They said they found nothing wrong with my urine and I am not diabetic. Please hel

Endocrinologist: You may have xerostomia, or dry mouth. You may have diabetes insipidus, which is very different from diabetes mellitus (the type that is most common and well-known). You need to see an endocrinologist for further evaluation and testing. ...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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Every night a tickly cough wakes me up. I don't cough at all during the day, only at night when I sleep. What could it be?

Every night a tickly cough wakes me up. I don't cough at all during the day, only at night when I sleep. What could it be?

PN drips?: Postnasal drips are the likely cause but one needs to consider reflux which worsens when you lie down. Ask your doctor to check your nose and throat to find out if there is any inflammation. ...Read more

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What kind of cough is it that you cough during the day and nothing while sleeping at night?

What kind of cough is it that you cough during the day and nothing while sleeping at night?

Need more informatio: One needs to find out whether the cough is associated with exertion during the day. If you sister has had her chest examined, lung function measured, chest x-rayed with normal results, this may be from a habitual cough. ...Read more

Nocturnal (Definition)

This term is used to note that something ...Read more