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My daughter has a very dry cough. Today is day 5. No fever. We've been giving her children's mucinex (guaifenesin). But the cough has progressively gone worse...

My daughter has a very dry cough. Today is day 5. No fever. We've been giving her children's mucinex (guaifenesin).  But the cough has progressively gone worse...

Cough: progressively worsening cough, even with no fever, would be a good reason to see your pediatrician. A complete examination and a detailed cough history would help to make a proper diagnosis and provide treatment as needed. Is the cough consistent? worse at certain times of day? Anything help cough or make cough worse? many times cough does not actually come from a problem in the lungs. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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


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What causes white to. Green mucas? And a horribe cpngested cough with no fever but feeling very drained. Mind u I am also HIV pos. With severe asthma

What causes white to. Green mucas? And a horribe cpngested cough  with no fever but feeling very drained. Mind u I am also HIV pos. With severe asthma

Sinusitis : Given your history i would recommend informing your id doctor as this sound like it could be a sinus infection and depending your HIV status, he probably would treat you with antibiotics sooner rather than a wait and see approach that can be sometimes be followed. ...Read more

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I have runny nose, constant sneezing, congestion, loss of voice, fatigue, coughing 50/50 wet dry cough, with no fever. Whats wrong with me?

I have runny nose, constant sneezing, congestion, loss of voice, fatigue, coughing 50/50 wet dry cough, with no fever. Whats wrong with me?

Probably allergies: Above symptoms mostly seen as a result of allergies , tobacco might be adding factor , dangerous. Go see an allergist, til then take delsym, (dextromethorphan) quit smoking, steam inhalationwith ponaris oil, , oil OB oregano 2caps, twice a day, diffuse, tee tree oil for 2 hrs a day. ...Read more

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HI! And if I don't have a cough anymore and have no fever, does it mean that I'll be ok and have nothing to worry about?

HI! And if I don't have a cough anymore and have no fever, does it mean that I'll be ok and have nothing to worry about?

Not sure: Would help if you tell us what you were worried about in the first place. Common symptoms of common cold include cough and fever, but so do hay fever, allergic rhinitis, mononucleosis, strep throat, pneumonia, asthma, etc. If you were worried about any of these conditions, then please let us know if you have other symptoms that could be more specific to these conditions. Thanks for using HealthT ...Read more

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I was sick about 2 weeks ago, just a regular cold, no fever or anything but I have had this annoying cough for over a week, when will it go away?

I was sick about 2 weeks ago, just a regular cold, no fever or anything but I have had this annoying cough for over a week, when will it go away?

Cough: Often people will get a post-infectious cough after having a common cold. This can be a result of inflammation in the airways. It may last several weeks. If you are feeling sick or having a fever then you should get seen by a doctor. A trial of OTC cough medication might help but there are prescriptions that might help, also. ...Read more

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My 2year boy baby has cold and cough no fever?

My 2year boy baby has cold and cough no fever?

Your question? : So what is your specific question? A cold would go away by itself within a week. If it lasts longer than 7-10 day or symptoms are progressively worse, you should bring your child to see a local doctor. Let him drink a lot of water. ...Read more

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I have a severe cough but no fever, what to do?

I have a severe cough but no fever, what to do?

Cough, no fever: I would ask if the cough is dry, or productive of phlegm, and, if so, the color. Some people do not mount a high fever. Severe cough should be evaluated by your physician. They may be able to diagnose a pneumonia by lung exam, but you may need to have an xray. Persistent cough may also be a sign of allergies or asthma. You should be examined. ...Read more

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My toddlers cough has progressed and sounds dry but no fever, is he sick?

My toddlers cough has progressed and sounds dry but no fever, is he sick?

Cough No Fever: Even without fever a dry cough that lasts more that a week should be evaluated. It could be due to post nasal drainage from a nasal allergy or narrowing of the breathing tubes similar to asthma. Toddlers are prone to to this problem with allergies or viral infections. See your pediatrician for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have an infant that cannot hold down any fluids she has no fever or cough

I have an infant that cannot hold down any fluids she has no fever or cough

? Virus: Try small frequent amounts of pedialye.if she continues to vomit and cannot keep anything down she may need intravenous fluids.watch for signs of dehydration--dry tongue,lethargy,v poor or no urine output.if these occur she needs I've fluids. ...Read more

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I have had a bad cough for about 2 weeks. No fever or other symptoms what should I do?

I have had a bad cough for about 2 weeks. No fever or other symptoms what should I do?

Possibilities...: Possible diagnoses include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, sinus problems or even a combination of factors. All of these have different treatments so you need to see your doctor so you can be diagnosed and then treated. If you are smoking, you need to quit and your doctor can help with this as well. ...Read more

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My six year old just started a odd cough. Its deep and dry. No fever or cold symproms...Help please.?

Whooping cough?: A deep barking cough can sometimes be whooping cough. I would take your child to a pediatrician if it persists to get treated. Whooping cough (pertussis) is on the rise and we recommend everyone (including adults) to be vaccinated. ...Read more

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Has consistive cough for a week now took him to er. they said he would be ok , but still coughing , no fever?

Has consistive cough for a
 week now took him to er. they said he would be ok , but still coughing , no fever?

Cough: If he doesn't have fever and is otherwise normal except for the coughing he may have had an atypical pathogen like Mycoplasma. Get cough syrup containing dextromethorphan from the pharmacy and use as directed. The package will be marked "DM". Good luck and hope he is better soon. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more