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When i exhale i feel a small urge to cough or like air is still being released from one side what is this?

When i exhale i feel a small urge to cough or like air is still being released from one side what is this?

Asthma: It sounds like you have an obstruction in the bronchial tubes which is impeding air form leaving your lungs. This can be part of an asthma problem. I would also be worried that you may have a foreign body depending on lthe history. If it continues you need to be examined by a doctor. ...Read more

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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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I have a headache on one side of my head its is minor pain until i cough then the pain is sharp, but im not sick?

I have a headache on one side of my head its is minor pain until i cough then the pain is sharp, but im not sick?

Sinus infection?: Sinuses can cause a mild head pain that is sharpened w/ the extreme air pressure change from a jolt like a cough. Try OTC sinus relief or see a GP or ENT f it's severe or chronic. Best! ...Read more

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Is one of the side effects of Atenolol a cough? I have had a off and on cough for awhile now. It doesn't bother me, it's just very annoying. Thanks.

Is one of the side effects of Atenolol a cough? I have had a off and on cough for awhile now. It doesn't bother me, it's just very annoying. Thanks.

Not usually: Atenolol belongs to a class of medications call beta blockers. Medications in this class can cause bronchospasm which may be manifested as cough, particularly in patients with asthma. You mention also that you have dizziness which may be related to the medication. See your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Chesty cough for 3 weeks and now started to heave and got swollen tonsils on one side. Help?

Chesty cough for 3 weeks and now started to heave and got swollen tonsils on one side. Help?

Tonsil: Sounds like a bacterial infection, perhaps started in the sinus. You need meds. ...Read more

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1year old has a temperature and a wheezy cough. He also has a dry rash one side of his face ?

1year old has a temperature and a wheezy cough. He also has a dry rash one side of his face ?

Mgt: I would recommend that he be seen. Do you have Albuterol already prescribed? Did he start this illness with cold symptoms? A follow up appointment may be booked online as an inbox consult. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use steriod tablets for 1 to 2 weeks on periodic basis if one has severe cough variant asthma?Or will it still cause many side effects?

Is it safe to use steriod tablets for 1 to 2 weeks on periodic basis if one has severe cough variant asthma?Or will it still cause many side effects?

Steroid use for resp: Steroid use in respiratory problems is routine medical therapy. I should be regulated by your medical provider, so hopefully it won't become chronic usage, which definately has many side effects. Beta2 agonists ie albuterol are still the basic meds for asthma type problems. Steroid are a secondary adjunct and do carry complications if used too frequently. ...Read more

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Tongue higher on one side, and deviates a bit as well. Normal? I can chew, speak and move tongue normally. I do cough after eating meals though

Tongue higher on one side, and deviates a bit as well. Normal? I can chew, speak and move tongue normally. I do cough after eating meals though

Tongue deviation,: New or chronic ( your whole life)? if new of more concern. Could be GERD ( try Zantac), allergic reaction , peritonsillar abscess, or autoimmune process in nerve /brain ( sarcoid, lupus, Behcets) or infection lyme, possible EBV. The cough seems like mild aspiration which can lead to pneumonia. Would get it check out at urgent care/ doc or ER. ...Read more

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