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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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My right side has been hurting when I cough or sleep on it. If I walk to much it starts to hurt. A couple of doctors say it might be appendicitis??

My right side has been hurting when I cough or sleep on it. If I walk to much it starts to hurt. A couple of doctors say it might be appendicitis??

Maybe but: what you describe is not typical. Since you have seen a couple of doctors, it is clearly not the acute type. You should have a full workup. Other things to consider are bowel disease and ovarian disease. ...Read more

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Can u help? The right side of my body, below my armpit, between my 3rd and 4th rib was in a lot of pain. Now it hurts when I cough or sleep on my side

Can u help? The right side of my body, below my armpit, between my 3rd and 4th rib was in a lot of pain. Now it hurts when I cough or sleep on my side

Costochondritis..?: Sometime pain in between the ribs may be result of inflammation of tendon , muscles in between ribs. If you right handed - some activity - repetitive motion could trigger it ( as cleaning, workout,.) . Whenever chest & ribs expands as deep breath, cough, sneeze - it hurts because of inflamed area is irritated. Try ice Ibuprofen 600-800 mg every 8 hours with food. Stretch. See doc if no better . ...Read more

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When i cough so hard it hurt bad under my left breast allthe way in my back the same thing when i m in bed. Sometimes i can't sleep because my back?

Back Pain: Ask your doctor... A back problem or a chest or lung problem could be the cause of your pain. Your physician will assist you in finding answers and solutions. ...Read more

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I gave my 8 year old his 3 year old brother's albuterol nebulizer for bad cough and it helped, will he have bad side effect? He is sleeping so good

I gave my 8 year old his 3 year old brother's albuterol nebulizer for bad cough and it helped,  will he have bad side effect? He is sleeping so good

He'll be fine.: Rule #1: never give another child a patient's medications. Rule #2: if you do, let your pediatrician know. Rule #3: don't give the lungs medicine without listening to them first. Ok, now to answer your question, due to his bigger body weight/size, he can handle the little guy's dosing. You could have hit the nail on the head, and surmised correctly that he may have cough-variant asthma. Follow-up. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more