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Could Someone Possibly Eat To Many Cough Drops
That depends: What type they are? Some are medicated & some are not. Try this: hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. See a physician if >. ...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
Not likely: Pet allergies can be very annoying leading to allergic rhinitis or severe triggering asthma or even rarely anaphylaxis. However, pet allergies should not cause a person to cough up blood. A cough productive of blood may have many causes and a physician skilled in the evaluation such as a pulmonologist can help identify the cause so proper treatment can be given. Don't delay.... ...Read more
Inhalers not helping & fluid beginning to build up in lungs after eating causing me to gasp and cough. Could asthma be a misdiagnosis?
See a doctor: Whatever the cause of your symptoms, they are not controlled. See a doctor ASAP for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
How to cure a scratchy throat, that causes me to cough forcefully. It is very irritated and causes me to cough. Have asthma also?
Check with your doc: Your lung doc should evaluate.Get a more detailed answer ›
What could be the reasons to get low BP often, to someone who takes food and drinks water properly. ?
Salt? Weight?: Low BP could be from very low weight (underweight), or inadequate intake of salt. Many people overdo it on avoiding salt, but you need salt, especially in hot weather, to keep BP normal. An active elderly friend had this problem last summer with dizziness. Very costly hospital workup elsewhere was negative. I told him to start using salt and push fluids: cured in 24hrs! see md if it persists. ...Read more
IgE antibody: People who have allergy to tree pollens sometimes cross react to seed storage proteins on fruits, which are similar to those in tree pollens. The produce ige antibodies, which when they come in contact with the appropriate protein cause the reliease of histamine. Different fruits have different proteins. Many people can eat the fruits when they are cooked, since this alters the proteins. ...Read more
Weak lungs?: I would not say your baby has "weak lungs". He is in fact being exposed to new germs every day and his body will be developing an immunity to them. It is a great idea to make sure that he eats well and sleeps well. Also, you can give him a good children's multivitamin and perhaps some echinacea as directed to boost his immunity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi..my mother is suffering from ILD and is unable to sleep off late due to severe dry coughing.. Can you please suggest what can be done for this?
Consult pulmonology: ILD is a complex diseses, as you can see from the link attached. First, the diagnosis needs to be firmly established by a pulmonary expert. They may suggest a lung biosy from a thorasic surgeaon to establish the same. Depending on the oxygen saturation levels, which may go down during sleep, she may need some oxygen at night. There are new new drugs available for ILD which can make some difference ...Read more
I frequently get flu and I am allergic to many things including food stuff.I also often have a congested cough which afterward turns into a dry cough.?
Need an allergy test: You need an allergy work to determine if your frequent flu symptoms are of viral or allergic in nature such as allergies to food/ pollens/ environmentals or a combination of above. An allergy work up can be done in two ways: immunocap (blood test) or allergy skin prick tests. Primary doctors can request immunocap study and for allergy skin tests, you need to be seen by an allergist. ...Read more
Can an allergy to milk cause sinus infections whenever it is eaten? My older friend thinks she is allergic to 25 foods and if ingested, she will get sinus infections. Then she has to go get antibiotics. Can that be true?
If someone coughs a lot and while coughing faints or blacks-out , what can be causing this or how can it be resolved ? Please answer soon i'm scared .
This story...: ...Is typical for whooping cough (even in adults.) you need to see your doctor and mention this as a possibility, as people with whooping cough usually have a normal physical exam, normal xrays, normal lab tests, and only by witnessing a cough paroxysm (or getting a good description of it) can a doctor make this diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Large goiter what could be causing my levels to keep going up and the meds not to work. Could you please give me some examples of what may cause this?
I don't: Know what levels you're referring to and what meds don't work. A goiter is often associated with an underactive thyroid which is easy to treat with appropriate amounts of daily brand name T4 replacement. The goiter will generally not enlarge further after that. An medical exam, other lab and an an ultrasound are indicated at least initially. Check w/your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: There are many that include blood vessel disorders and clotting issues among others. Best to consult with your physician and ask relatives about similar problems. ...Read more
What can cause your throat to tighten up,hard to swallow pills even small ones.I have asthma,but this feels like something else?
Nose bleed: The most common reason would be a nose bleed causing blood to be swallowed. One needs to be concerned about a foreign body which may have been inhaled. There are a number of rare congenital abnormalities or lung problems that would entail a full pulmonary work-up but these are extremely unusual. ...Read more
Have bronchitis and burns to cough; what happens to the congestion if you don't cough it up? Can it make you sicker? Better to cough and hurt or not?
Atelectases: The pain on coughing is due to the force you exert on the chest wall and sometimes on rubbing of tissues such as in pleurisy. If you don't cough up secretions, they get what we call inspissated, plug up the airways, cause atelectases and maybe pneumonia. It is best to liquefy secretion for ease of expetoration with lots of fluids (juice and water) and sometimes expectorants. ...Read more
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