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Cough Won T Go Away After Cold
Resolve quicker: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more
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
How did people treat bacterial cold before antibiotics? Did the cold ever go away or did it always linger?
How long does it take cough from pneumonia to go away after starting abx (z-pack) it's been 2 days. Fever is gone but cough seems worse.
Varies: Cough results from the inflammation associated with the lung infection, and it will last for several weeks. One may be left with wheezing (bronchospasm) and the cough may persist despite taking all of the antibiotics. Addition of medication to break the wheezing may be necessary, and so followup with the doctor who gave you the antibiotics is recommended. ...Read more
1st Sx will : Strep throat goes through several phases. The acute symptoms will eventually fade in most without rx. During the sub-acute phase, the body continues to make antibodies and a fraction (1/200) develop long term complications including kidney damage, heart damage(rheumatic fever) and brain injury.Antibiotics can stop the complications if started within ~10 days of first fever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Woke up with chest tightness have a cold but no cough or fever do I have bronchitis will it go away on its own I have uc so k can't take antibiotics?
25w pregnant. Bad cough/sore throat\dr said URI. 3rd day on zpack still not feeling better. Wait longer or go back to dr?
URI: You likely have a viral infection, which is why the Z-pack isn't making any difference. Antibiotics don't help for viruses. It's that time of year. Sometimes it can take 10 days or so to get through a viral URI. Comfort measures. ...Read more
How many days after finishing antibiotics does it take for UTI symptoms to go away? I felt soreness go away but now it's back.
See doctor: Where is your soreness? Abdomen or back? Were you originally tested for a UTI, or was it diagnosed over the phone/by history. Usually your symptoms should improve by the time you finish your antibiotic course. If symptoms return, you may be resistant to the antibiotic, or it is not a UTI. I'd recommend seeing your doctor and consider getting a urine culture. Best wishes. ...Read more
When i started Antibiotics, my cold sore went away. But then it came back. I use Antibiotics for infection in theeth. Why wont the cold sore go away?
Cold Sore is Viral: A cold sore is viral in nature and not bacterial. Antibiotics will not resolve them. They go away in about a week and since most antibiotic treatments are also about a week long, the first sore just happened to resolve on its own around the same time you finished your antibiotics, but the antibiotics probably had nothing to do with it. Denavir (penciclovir) is a good topical medication for cold sores. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cough when in contact with cold air. After spitting out the mucous, it goes away. How do I stop the cough completely?
How do I get rid of this phlegmy cough n runny nose? Had a cold n fever 8 days ago, i'm fine now except still constantly gotta cough out or blow.
Sinus issue: One of the complications of the common cold is a sinus infection. If symptoms persist beyond 10-14 days, a bacterial sinus infection may be present. Other symptoms are facial pressure, discolored nasal discharge, bad breath, post nasal discharge and fatigue. A healthcare provider can assess and determine if antibiotics would be helpful. ...Read more
Does Bartholin cyst just go away in time ?? Does abscesses go away in time?? Can I put it cold compress ??
Warm compresses: Warm compresses are better than cold to help the cyst drain. Bartholin's gland cysts sometimes go away on their own but sometimes they have to be surgically drained and packed in order to heal up. Any abscess that does not drain fully may need to be surgically opened and drained to resolve. If it is not resolving with warm soaks and compresses see a doctor. ...Read more
When exposed to high humidity for hours I get a fever for days. When I rest fever goes down, I move fever goes up. No infection. How do I treat?
Too much stress: Sounds like the temperature changes to much for your body stay hydrated and rest. Should have a physical from your doctor ...Read more
My 9 year old started having cold/flu symptoms 2 weeks ago i'm starting to get worried now because this cough won't go away. Should i be worried?
Yes: Especially if she has other signs and symptoms and condition is just worsening. ...Read more
I got the flu a few months ago but the cough won't go away even though i tried 2 doctors' treatments now i feel cold and i have back and ribs pain?
I was sick with a cold 3 weeks ago and i still have a hoarse cough. Shouldn't it be gone by now? It's a phlemy cough that won't go away.
I have a really annoying cough that just won't go away if I talk I cough every other word in bed I cough constantly what can this be just a cold?
Possibilities...: Possibilities include post-nasal drip, gerd, especially if it worsens when you lie down. Another possibility is bronchospasm from any cause. These diagnoses all have different treatments so an evaluation by your doctor is necessary for diagnosis and treatment. If you smoke, you need to quit and you doctor can also help with this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a cold like 2 weeks ago, but it's gone. The only symptom I have now is a dry cough that won't go away! What can it be? Plus mucus in my nose!
Mgt: If the cough persists for three or more weeks, a follow up visit is advised. Typically upper respiratory tract infections may take two weeks to resolve. Sometimes there can be prolonged inflammation or bronchospasm. Additionally, you may be developing a sinus infection, monitor your temperature and rinse with nasal saline to control symptoms. ...Read more
I have had my dry cough for 1 week since my stuffy nose cold was over. It won't go away and I have tried everything. I have coughing attacks too.Help?
Cough: When is your cough more pronounced? Morning? Night? When laying down? All day? And is the cough the same? I would think its your sinuses first, based on information you provided. Chronic cough isn't diagnosed until after 4 weeks of coughing and can last up to 6weeks. Look for allergens in your environment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Last week, I had a cold. my throat no longer hurts and I am feeling better, I am left with this cough that won't go away. What could this be?
I have a pretty bad cough that just started. No cold, feel fine, but it's a tickle in my throat that won't go away and keep coughing almost violently?
Causes of cough: There are many causes of cough that are not associated with infection. ACE-inhibitors, a common medication for high blood pressure, are a cause of cough. Reflux can cause cough in some people. Allergies and undiagnosed asthma may cause coughing. If none of these causes seem likely then you should see your physician for an exam and testing. ...Read more
I have had a really bad cough and sore thr for over a week now and it won't go away how do I know if it's a cold, allergies, or some kind of infection?
Possibilities...: If the cough is due to infection, you will likely have other symptoms like nasal congestion, sore throat, discolored sputum, fever, etc. If the cough is due to allergy, these symptoms are likely to be absent. If there is any doubt, and so it can be treated, see your doctor. I see you are a non-smoker but try to avoid second-hand smoke as well. ...Read more
I have had a chest cold over the last week. Now I have a persistent cough that won't go away. Still spitting up green gunk. Is the end of the cold?
Infection: Sounds like you have an infection, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more
Having a cough with phlegm and nose always seems to be stuffy but no mucus comes out an also a swollen lymph node in neck? Is this a cold? It's been a week and it seems it won't go away.
Could be allergies: Swollen nasal passages often occur with allergies, and drainage can go down the back of your throat causing you to cough up phlegm. Try a steroid nasal spray like Flonase (now available over the counter) plus an antihistamine like loratadine. If still no improvement in 3-4 days, get checked out! ...Read more
3 weeks ago I was sick with a cold. I got better by the next week. I still have a dry cough though that comes throughout the day. Will it go away?
Cold: Drink plenty fluids, chicken soup helps, a decongestant for the nose, a saline nasal spray, Mucinex (guaifenesin) or equivalent for the cough. If the cough persists for more than 5 days, you will need to see a doctor. A viral bronchitis goes away on its own, a bacterial pne needs an antibiotic. ...Read more
Sick with a cold and feeling better but have a metallic taste cough. What could this mean? Will it go away on its own? Is it serious?
Had my cold for around 2 months & recently developed cough/voice change. my colds normally go away in like a week; im a teen and healthy otherwise.
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
Is it safe to give my 19 month toddler hyland's 4kids cold'ncough?! her dry cough doesn't go away with anything!
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