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Dry Cough And No Voice
Dry cough, sneezing, hoarse voice & mucus stuck in the throat in 7.5 month baby? Going for 2.5 weeks now. No cold before. No other symptoms. Eats well
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
Scratchy/sore throat, mostly dry cough, loss of voice, temp of 99.5 for two days, no mucus activity, slightly plugged ears. Is this a common cold?
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?
Mom 50- frequent bronchitis since winter with dry cough- constantly losing voice keeps going to ER for breathing treatment, no history smoking xray negative keeps needing prednisone/inhaler, is this serious?
Does she hav asthma?: If she has history of asthma or allergies? If not she need formal chest x-ray and pulmonary function test. Some times it can be granulomatous condition. If it is asthma or allergies she need antihistamines or inhaled steroid on daily basis to prevent recurrence of flares. I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any other questions. ...Read more
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
I've had a cold for the past 3days. Now just a dry cough & im losing my voice. Do I kneed antibiotics, what should I do? No sore throat, fever, headache.
Probably not...: Your symptoms as described likely represent a viral infection so antibiotics will not treat your infection. Viral infections are the most common cause of upper respiratory infections and resolve on their own within a week or so. Seek medical attention if your symptoms worsen. ...Read more
I have bronchits. Just finished antibiotics and cortisone tablets. I'm still coughing but its a dry cough, voice seems to be going a little bit. I have some Cepacol Discs. Is there anything else I can take to help alleviate the cough?
I have allergies and my stomach over produces acid. I take 2 Claritin (loratadine) and 2 Prilosec a day. Allerigies and acid are causing a dry cough that is messing up my voice? I am fine besides that. What can I do
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
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
For a couple weeks now I have been struggling with a dry cough (occ wet) at night and uppon waking and a rapsy hoarse voice in mornings. Is it an alle?
I have no voice for a couple of days now, a dry cough that makes me feel like I can't breathe when I exhale. When I cough my chest vibrates.?
See doctor: Could be all viral but if you are having issues with breathing you need to be seen by your doctor. ...Read more
Persistent, dry cough and congestion in the morning with normal temp. Previously lost voice for a few days (healed). Common cold?
Probably: Probably a viral infection, but could be seasonal allergies. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I completely lost my voice, cant talk louder than a whisper, and have a dry cough, what is this? What can I do to get my voice back?
I've had a scratchy throat and dry cough for a month. I wake up without a voice, it comes back, then starts to go again by night time.
Little whizzing, like a dry cough, little hard to breathe. No nasal drainage. Loss of voice. What can it be?
Started out as Shortness off breath (3 weeks) with Night Sweats, then congested and green phlegm and Horse voice (1 week) with dry cough and tight ches?
Pulmonary evaluation: Should see a pulmonary doctor to evaluate for infectious or allergic cause or other sources of problem like cardiac. Do not delay. Those symptoms need attention ...Read more
I have had a bad dry cough and a ton of mucus w/ blood in both my nose and throat. My voice has been raspy and hasn't gone back to normal.?
I've had a bad cough for over two weeks. 2 days ago I developed fever, muscle/joint pain, my voice is gone. It's a dry cough. Mucas is yellow?
Hello, I have dry cough, itchy throat and gagging cough. No sickness or aches or fever. Had the cough for 2 months now. Once in a while hoarse voice?
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Since winter mom has had dry cough to point hard to breath and loses voice- chest xray negative- breathing treatments in ER work- had now for 3 months, could something serious be wrong?
Consider a few..: I see this frequently in the rough winters where I practice. Many older people become more sensitive to the cold temperatures, causing bronchospasm in the lungs and therefore coughing when exposed to the cold. Also, the extreme dryness of the air can contribute to this and cause more coughing. Try a cool air humidifier in the rooms she is inhabiting. These are a couple of possibilities to consider. ...Read more
Since winter mom has had dry cough to point hard to breath and loses voice- chest xray negative- breathing treatments in ER work- had now for 3 months, could something serious be wrong she never smoked?
Cough: Based on past medical history i'd see a pulmonologist. ...Read more
Hoarse voice, dry cough, and pink eye are the symptoms I am currently facing. Do I have a strain of the flu?
Flu like symptoms:
Sad that you are feeling sick. From reading about your symptoms, it does feel like you are having a viral infection. Common symptoms of flu are fever, cough and body aches. Your symptoms could also be caused by a virus (flu causing organism is also a virus) and is usually self remitting. This means you likely don't need antibiotics. Just supportive care is good. ...Read more
I have a dry cough, somewhat of a sore throat and I've lost my voice. It's been 4 days now since I lost my voice. Should I go see a doctor?
Hi I am 31 year old female, recently diagnosed with hpv, a smoker. No other health problems. I am experiencing a dry cough, some trouble swallowing tightness in upper throat. Voice cutting in and out sounds hoarse Been ongoing for about 3 months.
LPR: Laryngopharygeal reflux is when a small amount of acid comes up into the throat and irritates it. It is a common cause of dry tickle cough, chronic sore throat, lump in the the throat, post nasal drip, phlegm in the throat, and throat clearing. Many studies show it responds best to proton pump inhibitor rx, like Nexium, Dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) Protonix, etc. See an ENT MD for laryngoscopy to diagnose it. ...Read more
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