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I have a sudden very chesty cough, without a cold or sore throat and I feel very lightheaded BP 90/60 possible Causes?

I have a sudden very chesty cough, without a cold or sore throat and I feel very lightheaded BP 90/60 possible Causes?

Respiratory illness: You need a proper evaluation to determine the cause of this. The fact that you are lightheaded is my major concern. Not sure if that blood pressure is your usual BP or not, but you should go to the nearest Casualty Room (ER) and get this checked. Coughing can cause passing out. I think of germs such as influenza, pertussis, Strep pneumo etc causing these symptoms. Non-Infectious causes possible. ...Read more

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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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I can't take deep breaths, when I run, I run out of breath, I cough sometimes without having a cold and I have soar throats and insonmia is it asthma?

I can't take deep breaths, when I run, I run out of breath, I cough sometimes without having a cold and I have soar throats and insonmia is it asthma?

Maybe: Discuss with your doctor. At a minimum a good lung physical exam and some pulmonary function tests should be performed (with possible methacholine inhalation challenge test) to see if there are signs of asthma present. ...Read more

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I am having fever from 2 days . No cough and cold . Is it possible to have viral without having cough and cold . What can it be ?

I am having fever from 2 days . No cough and cold . Is it possible to have viral without having cough and cold . What can it be ?

Yes, You can: It is possible to suffer a viral syndrome with fever, body aches and pains, without upper respiratory symptoms of nasal congestion, sore throat , runny nose, etc. You can take a medication like Ibuprofen to help with fever and body aches. See your doctor if your fever persists. ...Read more

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Cough and cold management?

Cough and cold management?

Increase fluid : Stay hydrated will clear by 7-10 days .No otc save your money. ...Read more

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How to cure cough and cold?

How to cure cough and cold?

Viral infection: Unfortunately, there is no cure for viral infection, such as the common cold. But you can take antihistamine and decongestant to help with the symptoms. The most important thing is to stay hydrated and get plenty of rest so that your body's immune system can fight the virus off. Home remedies such as warm ginger tea with a touch of honey or taking zinc 75 to 150 mg a day may help also. ...Read more

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What causes cough and cold?

What causes cough and cold?

Viruses: Mostly common cold viruses (rhino-virus) cause the common cold which includes a cough due to mild bronchitis. ...Read more

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Does a cold start with a cough?

Does a cold start with a cough?

Not usually: Cold usually presents with runny nose, blocked nose, fever, body aches and it can cause post nasal drip causing sore throat and cough especially at night . cough is a reflex response to clear airways. http://patient.info/health/cough-leaflet http://patient.info/health/common-cold-and-other-upper-respiratory-tract-infections ...Read more

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Cough and colds of 7weeks baby?

Cough and colds of 7weeks baby?

Not much to do: Not much to do to help babies at this age. Antibiotics do not kill viral colds and will not help. Cold medications are not approved for use at this age either. You can try nasal saline and bulb suctioning to get the snot out. I find that sitting in a hot, steamy shower (the water should not touch the baby - just sit in the steam) with the baby upright to get the snot to flow out, will help. ...Read more

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How can I cure cough and cold ?

How can I cure cough and cold ?

Time: Colds are viruses that the body must clear over time. What you can do is symptomatic relief with decongestants and cough medicines. It typically takes 5-7 days for the body to take care of the virus, but cough can sometimes persist for longer. ...Read more