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Cough That Makes You Gag
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
See answer: I'm not certain the squeaky sound is significant. I think you will find the following information very helpful. It is designed for patients and describes the different causes of cough, the tests that can be done and the treatment for the different types of cough. > http://bit.ly/1PQ3UFM ...Read more
Child makes whooping sound when inhaling but does not have the cough, is that a symptom of whooping cough?
Vagus nerve: It is one trigger that leads to vasovagal syncope. The vagus nerve can malfunction slowing the heart and dropping the blood pressure which results in a lack of blood to the brain causes fainting. Vasovagal syncope typically poses no danger. I wonder why you would be having such a violent cough, and you need protection from falling is coughing. ...Read more
Cough from bronchitis. Phlegm trying to break up but cough is straining and makes me dizzy/short of breath/too much phlegm. Can this hurt me? How?
Usely not: This is typical but there are inhalers that help to loosen and expectorate it easier. You want to see your lung doc. ...Read more
I have a nonproductive cough that strangles me and makes me gag. When i bend over feels like something is in my throat and makes the cough worst
Go to the Doctor: If your question does not define the exact absolute obvious need to get medical care I do not know what would. Please put the smart phone away and get to your physician urgently. ...Read more
What does it mean when your choking but coughing very deep like you smoke cigarettes ? But only cough not sick
Check it out: Mnay reasons may just be sinus issues ...Read more
I feel like something is in my throat that makes me gag and cough constantly. I sigh really hard to make sure it's nothing all the time. HELP !! ?
Possibly acid reflux: Or side efffect of meds u are taking. Discuss with your dr about it. (or did u ingest chlorox?) give us a feedback. Discuss with your dr about this sx. ...Read more
How can you tell if virus or bronchitis? Wheezing and coughing but not coughing up much. Just really deep coughing a lot
Dryness: Dry cold air can cause more coughing ...Read more
I have vcd with laryngospasms, strong smells trigger it. Now I have a floppy epiglottis that makes a gobbling sound when i breath. Any idea why?
Don't overthink it: If you know the above you've had very good laryngeal exams. There is nothing seriously wrong with your epiglottis. If something worsens, go back to your ent. Continue your acid reducer, likely omeprazole. It can take months for it to have its final effects. It may help to get allergy shots to reduce any irritation of your airway. Speech therapy could be very helpful. ...Read more
Have bronchitis and burns to cough; what happens to the congestion if you don't cough it up? Can it make you sicker? Better to cough and hurt or not?
Atelectases: The pain on coughing is due to the force you exert on the chest wall and sometimes on rubbing of tissues such as in pleurisy. If you don't cough up secretions, they get what we call inspissated, plug up the airways, cause atelectases and maybe pneumonia. It is best to liquefy secretion for ease of expetoration with lots of fluids (juice and water) and sometimes expectorants. ...Read more
Have cough and congestion i think is allergy related. Reactine makes me constantly hungry. Is there another antihistime that doesn't stimulate appetit?
Yes: Try homeopathic euphrasia or hydrastis. See an herbalist and consider food allergy testing. Go gluten free and see if that helps. See a chinese medicine practitoner as all these ideas can actually help you reduce or eliminate medication and improve allergies. Check out air tea at www.Franzcenter.Com/herbaceuticals. I have great results with that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do you tell if a cough is coming from ur lungs or throat? Can hear congestion when cough, but not bring up much, but chest burns when I cough, hel
Location of phlegm : Hard to tell often where the cough is coming from but some generalities do exist. If it is coming from the nose and throat, you might feel post nasal drip and this would respond to Flonase and or clarispray over the counter. You can also take cough syrup , delsym over the counter. It works well. Take Tylenol or Motrin for the pain with the cough. Good luck and feel better: ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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