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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Coughing Spasms (Overview)

Coughing spasms = continual coughing for > 5 minutes.


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Could a dog hair lodged in my trachea cause coughing spasms?

Could a dog hair lodged in my trachea cause coughing spasms?

Foreign body in trac: Any foreign body or substance lodged in one's trachea can cause coughing . See your physician to be examined. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Coughing Spasms (Overview)

Coughing spasms = continual coughing for > 5 minutes.


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Treating a Cough (Checklist)

Try over-the-counter cough medications at the start of a cough
Daily
If the coughing persists or worsens, see a doctor promptly
Daily
If you have chest pain or shortness of breath with cough, see a doctor
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What is the treatment for dry, coughing spasms?

What is the treatment for dry, coughing spasms?

Asthma treatment: Cough variant asthma may be what you are describing. Step wise asthma treatment can be helpful with steroid inhalers and bronchodilators. Medical evaluation with breathing tests, xrays, blood tests can check for other causes and help confirm the diagnosis. Of course smoking cessation, avoidance of dust and asthma triggers is helpful. ...Read more

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Does anyone have a cure for coughing spasms?

Does anyone have a cure for coughing spasms?

Reason for cough?: Check with your doctor before you start purchasing otc medications or go with homeopathic/herbal or other concoctions. Cough could be post nasal drip mucus (upper respiratory) versus cough-wheezing (lower-asthma-bronchitis). Give a good history of when it began, what times of day are worse, associated symptoms, what you have given. ...Read more

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Treating Whooping Cough (Checklist)

Control the cough with medications and keep hydrated
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Finish all antibiotics, even if the patient is improving or better
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Assure all immunizations are up to date, and avoid newborns when sick
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What are the ways to get rid of spasticity? Does stretching actually work?

What are the ways to get rid of spasticity? Does stretching actually work?

Various treatment: Stretching may help with contractures that are caused by spasticity, however the actual spasticity is treated with medications, injections and possibly surgery. ...Read more

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Cough that lasts over a week. No mucus production. Dry cough. Sometimes coughing spasms are mild. What could be wrong?

Cough that lasts over a week. No mucus production. Dry cough. Sometimes coughing spasms are mild. What could be wrong?

Multiple causes: Sometimes a dry cough can be a sign of asthma. If the cough continues for three weeks or more, I would recommend pulmonary function testing. If you are experiencing a viral illness, then the symptoms should resolve and improve over the next one week. A virtual consult is available by appt. for further management. ...Read more

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I am having saveer coughing spasms that hurt so bad, can't sleep cuz i stop breathing or i cough uptons ofwater, i'm scared.

I am having saveer coughing spasms that hurt so bad, can't sleep cuz i stop breathing or i cough uptons ofwater, i'm scared.

Sleep apnea +: Please see your family doctor.Sleep apnea (where you stop breathing) causes a worsening of gerd in many people. This is where the contents of your stomach come into your throat and sinuses. It can also go down the wrong way into your lungs. It can even be projectile. The coughing is likely from what you are asperating into your lungs. Please see your family doctor, a sleep specialist + GI doc. ...Read more

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Dry, coughing spasms - do not have asthma. What can be done to relieve the cough (not drink a whole bottle of water)?

Dry, coughing spasms - do not have asthma. What can be done to relieve the cough (not drink a whole bottle of water)?

See your doctor: There could be a number of causes of frequent coughs. You may have allergies. You may have cough-variant asthma (not everyone with asthma has wheezing). You could have an infection. In the meantime, do drink plenty of fluids. Honey can be good for helping your cough (has been proven more effective than OTC cough meds). A humidifier at night may help also. ...Read more

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Why do u have random coughing spasms?

Why do u have random coughing spasms?

Reason for cough?: Check with your doctor before you start purchasing otc medications or go with homeopathic/herbal or other concoctions. Cough could be post nasal drip mucus (upper respiratory) versus cough-wheezing (lower-asthma-bronchitis). Give a good history of when it began, what times of day are worse, associated symptoms, what you have given. ...Read more

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Coughing spasms. Please help. Work in library?

Coughing spasms. Please help. Work in library?

Some thoughts: Your symptoms may be caused by a number of factors. If you have a history of allergic disease, a family history or childhood history of asthma, these are risk factors for wheezing in response to environmental triggers. If you have symptoms such as a dry, hacking cough, shortness of breath, chest pressure, I would suggest lung function testing. Infections and cardiac causes should also be ruled out ...Read more

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Coughing spasms for over two months, nothing is helping. I don't know what to do next?

Coughing spasms for over two months, nothing is helping. I don't know what to do next?

Cough: This could be a serious problem. See your doctor for a check up as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Does anyone have a cure for coughing spasms?

Reason for cough?: Check with your doctor before you start purchasing otc medications or go with homeopathic/herbal or other concoctions. Cough could be post nasal drip mucus (upper respiratory) versus cough-wheezing (lower-asthma-bronchitis). Give a good history of when it began, what times of day are worse, associated symptoms, what you have given. ...Read more

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I can not stop these coughing spasms. I don't feel sick. Next steps?

Asthma treatment: Cough variant asthma may be what you are describing. Step wise asthma treatment can be helpful with steroid inhalers and bronchodilators. If spasms are severe, adult pertussis may be possible treated with antibiotics. Medical evaluation with breathing tests, xrays, blood tests. Of course smoking cessation, avoidance of dust and asthma triggers is helpful, sleep in a dust free environment. ...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