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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


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One year old female with cold/cough, stuffy nose. What can I give her?

One year old female with cold/cough, stuffy nose. What can I give her?

Lots pf TLC: It is not recommended to give cold and cough medications to a child this age, the potential side effects outweigh any benefit. You can try elevating the bed so child can clear secretions better, you can run humidifier, bulb suction the nose if there are a lot of secretions. Have child drink lots of clear fluids. ...Read more

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One year old female with cold/cough, stuffy nose. What can be done or given?

One year old female with cold/cough, stuffy nose. What can be done or given?

Cold: There are no medications for cold at this age. Run a humdifier, suction the nose and make sure she is drinking well. ...Read more

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What to do if I do not think it's that big so I didnt think I should use medicine, so any cures for cough, stuffy nose and sneezing?

What to do if I do not think it's that big so I didnt think I should use medicine, so any cures for cough, stuffy nose and sneezing?

Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * Add honey & a small amt. of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. ...Read more

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I have a severe cough, stuffy nose, achy body and a headache that comes and goes. This started about 6 days ago. There are no signs of improvement. ?

I have a severe cough, stuffy nose, achy body and a headache that comes and goes. This started about 6 days ago. There are no signs of improvement. ?

Viral: it will take another few more days to recover .. If no fever then most likely not influenza .. Even if tested positive for influenza now it's more than 48hrs from beginning of your symptoms and Tamiflu (oseltamivir) might have no effect as a treatment now ...Read more

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My daughter age 5 has these symptoms Cough, stuffy nose and vomiting?

My daughter age 5 has these symptoms Cough, stuffy nose and vomiting?

Viral syndrome: Your child likely has a viral infection which may develop a secondary bacterial sinusitis or bronchitis. Keep her warm and well hydrated. May use OTC flu symptom relief; however, I would recommend consulting her pediatrician for a definitive evaluation and treatment, especially if symptoms do not improve significantly in 24 hours. ...Read more

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7 days since i smoked weed which that was my second time in my whole life the right side of my chest has been feeling tight no cough, stuffy nose?

7 days since i smoked weed which that was my second time in my whole life the right side of my chest has been feeling tight no cough, stuffy nose?

Get checked out: The problem with smoking weed is that the weed sometimes comes mixed with other substances. Since your symptoms came after smoking weed, (if you did not grow it yourself), play safe by seing your medical provider. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sudden cough stuffy nose wheezing when breathing and headache from coughing could I be coming down with a cold?

Sudden cough stuffy nose wheezing when breathing and headache from coughing could I be coming down with a cold?

You may: As described, you appear to be developing an infection that is affecting your lungs too with probable congestion and resultant wheezing. See the Doctor to get evaluated and treated, and to determine if it is viral or bacterial, for which the latter would require antibiotics. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Loury
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Congestion (Definition)

Congestion refers to any situation of "backup of fluid." Congestion may refer to the sinuses being backed up with mucus, while pulmonary congestion refers to a backup of fluid into the lungs due to ...Read more


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more