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Can you ever cough so hard you feel like passing out?

Can you ever cough so hard you feel like passing out?

Yes: Coughing is spasms can lead to hyperventilation and near syncope (passing out). I had a patient do this at home, church and even in the urgent care. Very scary, but treatment lead to good outcome. ...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


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What do you think is the best medicine cough supressant for kids ages 3-6?

What do you think is the best medicine cough supressant for kids ages 3-6?

See a doctor: Causes of cough in a child could be related to chronic adenoiditis or reflux disease. It is better to understand the cause of the cough and treat it rather than suppress the cough with medications. See your pediatrician or a specialist. ...Read more

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Can i give my 3 1/2 year old cold medicine with a cough supressant in it. ?

Can i give my 3 1/2 year old cold medicine with a cough supressant in it. ?

COLD/COUGH OTC MEDS:: There are a lot of different cold, cough suppressant, decongestant medications over the counter. It is better to avoid these meds for small kids because of side effects. Some cough is good, it brings mucous out of upper ; lower respiratory tract. If too much runny nose, simple Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is ok. If cough is more, disturb sleeping, eating, makes the child exhausted, better check with his pediatrician. ...Read more

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Cancer was spread to the rt. Lung from the colon. A persistent cough has stared. Will a cough supressant do more harm than good?

Cancer was spread to the rt. Lung from the colon. A persistent cough has stared. Will a cough supressant do more harm than good?

No.: This is metastatic colon cancer. At this point, you really can't do more harm than good, and whatever treatment that you can get will likely not be affected by it. Anything you can do to alleviate your symptoms will make you more comfortable. If you are still in any doubt you can discuss it with your doctor but it's important the you're as comfortable as possible. ...Read more

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I have cough?

I have cough?

Cough: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea w a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea w 2 tsp of Marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 mins). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. See a physician if cough is not resolving, difficulty breathing or temp > 104. ...Read more

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I have cough?

I have cough?

Cougher: Mix hot water, 1 tsp. Lemon juice & 1 tsp. Honey in a mug, then add more lemon juice or honey to taste, if desired. Sip the mixture slowly and inhale the steam from the hot liquid to help reduce congestion in the chest. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. ...Read more

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How to cure cough?

There really is: no cure but products with guanefisin can help as can tea and honey and cough drops ...Read more

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How to avoid cough?

How to avoid cough?

YOU CAN NOT: Cough is a method by which your body attempts to get rid of something that shouldn't normally be where it is at. You do not want to avoid that. ...Read more

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Why do people cough?

Why do people cough?

Many reasons: Persons cough for various reasons. A cough can be associated with upper or lower respiratory infections, acid reflux, asthma (even without wheezing), post nasal drip, foreign body obstructions, lesions in the lungs such as cancer, and even damage to some nerves. There are many causes to a cough. ...Read more

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