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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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26 y.o female with anxiety. Sometimes I get hot/red ears and cheeks not always when I am feeling anxious just randomly. Is this just random flushing?

26 y.o female with anxiety. Sometimes I get hot/red ears and cheeks not always when I am feeling anxious just randomly. Is this just random flushing?

Probably: From your description, it is probably just flushing, but if it continues, then please mention it to your DR on your next visit.

Also please get your BP checked somewhere-as elevated BP may also cause this. ...Read more

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I cut back drinking since Jan 1st to only wknds and used to drink everyday. I've been feeling over heated and having very red ears and palms. Worried?

I cut back drinking since Jan 1st to only wknds and used to drink everyday. I've been feeling over heated and having very red ears and palms. Worried?

Congrats on managing: Your drinking. When properly used is ok but otherwise destroys health and lives. The heat you mention is probably not related to the healthy change you made. Please see your doc who MAY take a look at your thyroid and other hormones. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are red ears a symptom of lack of sleep?

Are red ears a symptom of lack of sleep?

Possibly: Red ears indicate an increase in vascular flow and suggests that the control mechanisms of the autonomic (automatic) nervous system is compromised and unbalanced. Everything is connected to everything else! ...Read more

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I have had rosacea 4 yrs. I am taking tetracycline which helps with the spots. Propanolol & clonidine for flushing. Any suggestions? Keep get red ears

I have had rosacea 4 yrs. I am taking tetracycline which helps with the spots. Propanolol & clonidine for flushing. Any suggestions? Keep get red ears

Avoid ptecipitating: Factors or agents that may cause your symptoms. Control rather than eradication may be a more realistic approach. Other meds may carry undesirable side effects. ...Read more

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17mth old-virus cough and middle ear infection. 1 ear now has a bit of fluid behind it. Only did 1 course amoxicillian. Ears red on outside now. Why?

Fluid behind ears.: Fluid behind ears can takes a few weeks to completely clear after finishing a course of antibiotics. The redness you describe may be from fever (check w/ thermometer), rubbing at ears. Also could be a sign of a rash on the rest of the body. ...Read more

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14 mo old boy: chest cough-6months. Noisy breathing since birth. Red, watery eyes-6months. Proj vomit 2 wks. 10 ear infctions. No allergies. Why sick?

14 mo old boy: chest cough-6months. Noisy breathing since birth. Red, watery eyes-6months. Proj vomit 2 wks. 10 ear infctions. No allergies. Why sick?

ENT evaluation: A history of frequent ear infections and noisy breathing makes me concerned about large tonsils and adenoids. An evaluation by an ENT would be helpful. The cough and vomiting may be related to an ear infection, although it is difficult to know for sure without examining him. ...Read more

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Sore red throat for a month. Saltwater rinse and honey not helping. Little cough and ear pain. Had a chest cold but cough and phlegm are gone no fever?

Sore red throat for a month. Saltwater rinse and honey not helping. Little cough and ear pain. Had a chest cold but cough and phlegm are gone no fever?

Strep throat: If not allergic to amox, should get this for prolonged sore throat or at least get rapid strep test. Good you did the salt water gargles but 3x/day and add chicken soup, it helps. ...Read more

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My 2month baby having cold and cough infection from 7 days and now she is passing little clot of blood with mucus and can see red spot all over fore head is this worried full but here no one giving her medicine could you give me guidance.?

My 2month baby having cold and cough infection from 7 days and now she is passing little clot of blood with mucus and can see red spot all over fore head is this worried full but here no one giving her medicine could you give me guidance.?

Need more info: What you describe sounds like she is coughing so hard that she has what is called "peticheae" (tiny bleeds into skin) on her forehead. It needs to be evaluated by your doctor right away. Pertussis infection comes to mind, which would be concerning at her age. Seek medical attention and/or go to er. If she is breathing heavy, is not feeding well or "looks sick" you should go to er tonight. ...Read more

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My 9 yr old son has been told he has dryeye and allergies! Symptoms r a cough red eyes rolling eyes and head & sniffing? What do u thnk please give info

My 9 yr old son has been told he has dryeye and allergies! Symptoms r a cough red eyes rolling eyes and head & sniffing? What do u thnk please give info

See a pediatrician: A child who rolls his eyes, his head, and sniffs off and on may have tics, which are exaggerated habits. Of course he may have allergies and dry eyes, too. The allergies and eye symptoms may "encourage" the tics to continue because the symptoms make him sense that there is some discomfort in the eyes. Some doctors check for strep throat when a child has new tics with cold/allergy/throat symptoms. ...Read more

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My son ear's are burning and really red all on the outside and behind his ears and persistent coughing what could it be?

My son ear's are burning and really red all on the outside and behind his ears and persistent coughing what could it be?

Umm, hard to say.: There is really nothing specific about the symptoms you describe for your son that gives us a clue as to what exactly is going on medically. A cough with a rash conjures up all sorts of possibilities.... How old is your son? Does he have fever? Does the rash go away--or is it persistent? Why is your child taking Aspirin daily? . ..As you can see, there are too many questions unanswered. See your md. ...Read more

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Nose bleeds in sleep. Recently bloody tears, red eyes, bleeding ears, coughing up blood. Not mass amounts but still noticeable. What could cause this?

Nose bleeds in sleep. Recently bloody tears, red eyes, bleeding ears, coughing up blood. Not mass amounts but still noticeable. What could cause this?

SEE MD NOW!: Unexplained bleeding from multiple places could mean that your body's natural blood clotting ability has failed. That is very serious and possibly fatal. See a health provider today! ...Read more

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My child's ears show redness, is this a sign of inflammation?

My child's ears show redness, is this a sign of inflammation?

no: The skin on the ears is very thin, so this is one of the first areas that will show flushing or blushing. Things that can cause this appearance include crying, feeding, or temperature changes. Therefore, this does not typically indicate inflammation. ...Read more

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Ear piercing redness, what is wrong?

Ear piercing redness, what is wrong?

Possibly infected.: Possibly a reaction to the metal in the post. High ear piercings through cartilage have ^ risk of infection ; lack of healing because of minimal blood supply to auricular cartilage. You can develop a perichondral abscess as well auricular perichondritis. If you ear is hot, red, swollen or has increasing pain you need medical evaluation. 1 study showed complications in up to 35% of people w >. ...Read more

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Found a pea sized hard knot behind left ear (almost touching ear) only slightly painful when touches, no redness or fluid or anything, just the knot?

Found a pea sized hard knot behind left ear (almost touching ear) only slightly painful when touches, no redness or fluid or anything, just the knot?

Lymph node or cyst: This is probably a lymph node behind your ear, or it can also be a cyst. Keep close attention to it in the next few days, if it does not go away, have your primary doctor check it. ...Read more

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I have like a circle shape of redness on the right side of my head. Just above my ear. It doesn't itch, or hurt, and it's not really bumpy. What is it?

I have like a circle shape of redness on the right side of my head. Just above my ear. It doesn't itch, or hurt, and it's not really bumpy. What is it?

Don't know: Can’t diagnose with available information. Examination, history & possibly other testing would be needed to make an accurate diagnosis. Treatment would be dictated by diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have no piercings but my tragus part of the ear really hurts and there are no bumbs redness or spots there.

I have no piercings but my tragus part of the ear really hurts and there are no bumbs redness or spots there.

Slept on it: That is the cartilage part of the ear very sensitive to any pressure
if you slept on it and kept extra pressure on the cartilage it will be painful.
apply heat pad on the area.
if the pain does not go away see a doctor. ...Read more

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Hi I'm worried cause my inner ear on top has redness and looks like little veins is this anything bad it don't hurt?

Hi I'm worried cause my inner ear on top has redness and looks like little veins is this anything bad it don't hurt?

No worries: This is a normal view you are describing. Without pain there is no concern. I am curious how you managed to look at your own ear drum. ...Read more

Red Ear Drum (Definition)

It looks red when you look in the ...Read more