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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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 have a dry cough, chest pressure, and i was told i was wheezing last night what can it be ?

I have a dry cough, chest pressure, and i was told i was wheezing last night what can it be ?

Bronchitis.: Sounds like acute bronchitis, which is usually a viral infection but could also be bacterial. You need a chest Xray, then treatment with steroids and perhaps antibiotics. ...Read more

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What can symptoms of dry cough, chest tightness, weird taste in mouth indicate?

What can symptoms of dry cough, chest tightness, weird taste in mouth indicate?

URI: These symptoms suggest an infection of the upper respiratry tract-probably viral. If there are fevers, sweats, worsening cough, more chest discomfort on inspiration, wheezing, get checked for more serious bacterial infection including pneumonia. Otherwise take a nonprescription cough syrup for soothing relief. ...Read more

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For 2 days now i have wheezing on my chest like a cat when i exhale and with dry cough. Chest tightening dry mouth?

For 2 days now i have wheezing on my chest like a cat when i exhale and with dry cough. Chest tightening dry mouth?

Your question is?: You have not asked a question. It sound like acute bronchitis. If it is a significant issue seek medical advice in person. ...Read more

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My dad, 64 y.O.Mostly healthy, x-smoker(3mon)had stress test 3day ago&exerted himself in very dry room.Since then, feels he can't get enough air/s.O.B, tight chest, dry cough.Pneumonia, panic, something else?

My dad, 64 y.O.Mostly healthy, x-smoker(3mon)had stress test 3day ago&exerted himself in very dry room.Since then, feels he can't get enough air/s.O.B, tight chest, dry cough.Pneumonia, panic, something else?

See a doctor: Those symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with a doctor promptly. Things that can cause pains in chest and abdomen include heartburn, pneumonia, gallbladder problems, liver disease, kidney problems, heart attacks, or blood clots. ...Read more

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Very sore throat, can't swallow without it hurting, dry cough, chest pain when breathing, headache, dizziness, fatigue, all at once, 99.4 temp. Ideas?

Very sore throat, can't swallow without it hurting, dry cough, chest pain when breathing, headache, dizziness, fatigue, all at once, 99.4 temp. Ideas?

Pharyngitis: You are obviously in the midst of an infection that could be caused by several things. Focus on symptom improvement by frequent sips of water and resting. Try to avoid fever medications unless very uncomfortable as this can reduce your body's response to infection - especially if viral. Consider getting an MD to evaluate you to figure out the cause. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharyngitis ...Read more

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7w pregnant, sore throat, headache, dry cough/chest pain, Tylenol (acetaminophen) brought 101.8 fever down to 99.7, but feeling chills again. How often can I take it?

7w pregnant, sore throat, headache, dry cough/chest pain, Tylenol (acetaminophen) brought 101.8 fever down to 99.7, but feeling chills again. How often can I take it?

Every 4 hours.: sounds like you having a cold. You can take Tylenol (acetaminophen) every 4h. Drink a lot of fluids. Seek medical attention ASAP, so you can be treated with antibiotics if necessary. ...Read more

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Scratchy throat , fever, rattling chest, dry cough, red eyes swollen lymph nodes and body aches?

Scratchy throat , fever,  rattling chest, dry cough, red eyes swollen lymph nodes and body aches?

Many conditions: From your description, this may be an influenza infection, or another respiratory infection. Your PCP may screen you for the flu and start Tamiflu (oseltamivir) within 48 hrs as indicated. A strep screen may also be performed at the same time. Typically viral illness self resolve within 10 days. ...Read more