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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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White bad smell small things come from my mouth .I have gastric too.and cough since 2 months?

White bad smell small things come from my mouth .I have gastric too.and cough since 2 months?

Halitosis: Bad breath can be caused by many different factors, including sinus infections, periodontal problems, smoking, cavities, acid reflux, and your diet. Address all of these possibilities with your dentist and physician, and I'm confident that your problem will at least be minimized, and hopefully eradicated. ...Read more

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My 2.5 month old baby boy has a bit of a cold. What are some things I can do to make things better? He is starting to get stuffed nose/small cough

My 2.5 month old baby boy has a bit of a cold. What are some things I can do to make things better? He is starting to get stuffed nose/small cough

Illness in infant: Nasal congestion and coughing in an infant is usually associated with an upper respiratory infection. Although most are viral and cannot be cured, bacterial forms in this age group can be very dangerous. Nasal saline drops to the nose can help with congestion (too young for any medication) while you are preparing for your doctor visit. ...Read more

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I have a blocked nose and a cough and slightly stiff muscles, I feel well enough to do basic things like watch tv and eat but not much else. However I have now found that I have a small red dot on my arm and am scared of meningitis.

I have a blocked nose and a cough and slightly stiff muscles, I feel well enough to do basic things like watch tv and eat but not much else. However I have now found that I have a small red dot on my arm and am scared of meningitis.

You flunked the quiz: Sounds like you haven't bothered to find out what the symptoms of meningitis are. I fail to see what the red dot has to do with it. Do you have a fever, headache or stiff neck? If not, you don't have meningitis. I hope you were better at doing your homework in school than this. In any case, you can relax. You don't have Ebola or anything; at least not so far. ...Read more

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My child was coughing in a salon shop, small cough every 2 minutes. What could this be?

My child was coughing in a salon shop, small cough every 2 minutes. What could this be?

Common cold, asthma: Children will often cough for 1-3 weeks with common viral infections (colds). Asthma is also a very common cause of a persistent cough in children. ...Read more

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When i exhale i feel a small urge to cough or like air is still being released from one side what is this?

Asthma: It sounds like you have an obstruction in the bronchial tubes which is impeding air form leaving your lungs. This can be part of an asthma problem. I would also be worried that you may have a foreign body depending on lthe history. If it continues you need to be examined by a doctor. ...Read more

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If a 2wk old baby has a small light cough what's wrong?

If a 2wk old baby has a small light cough what's wrong?

Irritants: At 2 weeks the primary cause of cough is the environment. House dust, fragrance, perfumes, detergent or cleaning products all leave scents that may not bother you but irritate a babies nose. A good nasal clean out with saline can remove much of this irritant load, but removing the offending irritants from babies life helps more in the long run.Air particle filters can also help. ...Read more

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I have a small dry cough that won't go away. What should I do?

I have a small dry cough that won't go away. What should I do?

Try this: A good remedy for coughing is honey (buckwheat is good choice) with lemon juice added to Chamomile tea or ginger tea. ...Read more

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