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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


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Blocked left ear for 12 months very painful, sneezing runny nose and dry cough loss of voice, sore throat, throat closes over at times no fever?

Blocked left ear for 12 months very painful, sneezing runny nose and dry cough loss of voice, sore throat, throat closes over at times no fever?

ENT: It sounds like allergic symptoms with chronic sinusitis. However, it is too long to have theses symptoms without treatment. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Little whizzing, like a dry cough, little hard to breathe. No nasal drainage. Loss of voice. What can it be?

Little whizzing, like a dry cough, little hard to breathe. No nasal drainage. Loss of voice. What can it be?

Many possibilities: Many things could do this: allergic bronchitis; asthma; even reflux problems leading to occult aspiration of stomach acid; sinusitis. Less likely but still to consider would be heart issues such as congestive heart failure. Do you smoke? ...Read more

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I have runny nose, constant sneezing, congestion, loss of voice, fatigue, coughing 50/50 wet dry cough, with no fever. What's wrong with me?

I have runny nose, constant sneezing, congestion, loss of voice, fatigue, coughing 50/50 wet dry cough, with no fever. What's wrong with me?

Probably allergies: Above symptoms mostly seen as a result of allergies, tobacco might be adding factor, dangerous. Go see an allergist, til then take delsym, (dextromethorphan) quit smoking, steam inhalationwith ponaris oil, , oil OB oregano 2caps, twice a day, diffuse, tee tree oil for 2 hrs a day. ...Read more

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Had protected sex weeks ago. After, cough with mucus, sore throat & loss of voice. Coworker in office had same. Now runny nose & dry cough. Cold/HIV?

Had protected sex weeks ago. After, cough with mucus, sore throat & loss of voice. Coworker in office had same. Now runny nose & dry cough. Cold/HIV?

Sounds like a cold.: By the description of your symptoms, I would presume that your symptoms would be due to an upper respiratory infection, either viral or bacterial, and would likely have no direct link to the relations you had weeks ago. That being said, if the symptoms have been going on for weeks, then you should see a doctor for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a dry cough and starting to lose my voice help?

What to do if I have a dry cough and starting to lose my voice help?

Rest your voice.: Boil freshly sliced, peeled ginger root in water until the tea is tan. Add 3 tbsp of honey. Sip to help relieve sore throat pain and to accelerate healing of laryngitis. ...Read more

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Pin point chest pain, loss of voice, mild cough and congestion.?

Pin point chest pain, loss of voice, mild cough and congestion.?

Laryngitis: You have all the symptoms of a viral upper respiratory infection.As emergency therapy you can steam yourself in a hot dhower, drink tea and lemon and see your doctor for further therapy. ...Read more

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Loss of voice but no pain in the throat for two days now. Woke up blowing out infection looking mucous but fine after, no cough really?

Loss of voice but no pain in the throat for two days now. Woke up blowing out infection looking mucous but fine after, no cough really?

Lost voice: Lost voice with cold symptoms sounds like laryngitis. Rest your voice and treat symptomatically. If it persists or you have difficulty breathing be seen. All the best. ...Read more

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Hacking cough, loss of voice, wheezing in larynx, when does asthma breath test gets lightheaded. Pt has suffered for 30 years with this. Diagnosis?

May be asthma: Cough and wheeze are symptoms of asthma, but also of other diseases. Getting lightheaded when performing a breathing test is not unusual and does not aid in making a diagnosis. Diseases to consider include also nasal and sinus disease, including allergy; gastric acid reflux, with or without asthma. The problem may also be in the larynx. See a board-certified allergist first and go from there. ...Read more

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I have had a cough, sore throat and loss of voice for a week. I looked at the back of my throat and saw white/yellowish bumps. What is it?

I have had a cough, sore throat and loss of voice for a week. I looked at the back of my throat and saw white/yellowish bumps. What is it?

See your doctor: You probably have a viral infection, but sometimes step throat can occur in adults. Please see your doctor for an exam. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am experiencing loss of voice for a week now it is a sore throat with a cough and still no vocal range. What is it, strep or Laryngitis or both?

I am experiencing loss of voice for a week now it is a sore throat with a cough and still no vocal range. What is it, strep or Laryngitis or both?

Sounds like: laryngitis. Don't know if you have a viral infection. Strep throat can be rule in or out with a throat culture. Boil freshly sliced, peeled ginger root in water until the tea is tan. Add 3 tbsp of honey. Sip to help relieve sore throat pain and to accelerate healing of laryngitis ...Read more

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10 days loss of voice, itchy burning eyes, cleardischarge, chest pain, shortbreath, tight neck, headache, inconsistent cough, tired, mouthsores ideas?

10 days loss of voice, itchy burning eyes, cleardischarge, chest pain, shortbreath, tight neck, headache, inconsistent cough, tired, mouthsores ideas?

You're sick: With this array of signs and symptoms, you have a significant illness. You need to be seen by an md, preferably and ear, nose and throat specialist. You may need a referral from a primary care provider. ...Read more

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What is it? Sore throat and loss of voice two weeks ago, that cleared up and now deep cough with clogged ears and orange mucus in nose for a week.???

What is it? Sore throat and loss of voice two weeks ago, that cleared up and now deep cough with clogged ears and orange mucus in nose for a week.???

Different infection: Was sore throat now a different infection in the sinuses, use nasal saline if thick mucus, if worse see your dr. For antibiotic. Use antihistamine/decongestant pills and nasal steroid like fluticisone nasal spray; one spray to each nostril twice a day till better ...Read more

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I have had a dry cough and this has resulted in me having no voice what could this be?

I have had a dry cough and this has resulted in me having no voice what could this be?

Laryngitis: A viral infection can affect the voice box (laryngitis). Do some saline gargles and it should get better within a week. ...Read more

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What can I do for a dry cough and a horse voice? Plz help.

What can I do for a dry cough and a horse voice? Plz help.

Try this: If acute, likely due to a virus, Try humidifier by your bed, and change water every day. If no humidifier, try steam shower. Keep head of bed elevated. Drink plenty of fluids and rest your voice, including whispering.

If cough persists, see your clinician - it can be due to gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), allergies, certain medications, underlying asthma, or a persistent infection ...Read more

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I have a dry cough and it's not going out, it is been for 3 days now. Then it results to no voice, I can't speak. Please help me what are remedies.

I have a dry cough and it's not going out, it is been for 3 days now. Then it results to no voice, I can't speak. Please help me what are remedies.

Remedy: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Use lots of voice rest. Do you have a humidifier that you can use? ...Read more

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Someone in my family has a hoarse voice and sometimes a dry cough but he coughs quite loudly when he does but then does not cough for long time after?

Someone in my family has a hoarse voice and sometimes a dry cough but he coughs quite loudly when he does but then does not cough for long time after?

How long has the: Hoarseness been present? If a significant period of time (months to years)), he needs to be seen by ENT Dr. To be sure vocal cords are ok. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Loss Of Voice (Definition)

Laryngitis really means inflammation of the voicebox, but often, if the vocal cords are inolved, you will be hoarse or you may ...Read more


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dry Cough (Definition)

Dry cough is a non-productive cough in which sputum/ ...Read more