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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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Notice when I pinch my trachea I get a sensation of itchiness & I dry cough. Yr rnd. This suggests pinch is aggravating an irritation already there.

Notice when I pinch my trachea I get a sensation of itchiness & I dry cough.  Yr rnd. This suggests pinch is aggravating an irritation already there.

Sounds normal: The tracheal area of the front of the neck is very sensitive, which makes sense since there are a lot of important structures around there. Pressing on that area is supposed to trigger an unpleasant sensation and a cough. I don't think there is anything wrong. ...Read more

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Chronic intermittent dry cough with (and perhaps due to) itchiness of trachea. Whose area is this — ENT or respirology/pulmonology?

Chronic intermittent dry cough with (and perhaps due to) itchiness of trachea.  Whose area is this — ENT or respirology/pulmonology?

Both: I would first start with your primary care doctor. The cough could be a blood pressure pill, asthma, allergies, Whooping Cough, tracheal problems, etc. An ENT can scope your trachea whereas a pulmonologist can do this and look further down the trachea to the bronchial tree as well as perform pulmonary function studies. A chest X-Ray and even a Cat Scan can be ordered by any physician. ...Read more

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I have a dry cough and pain in centre of chest, cough worse when sitting/lying down, pain dull and sharpens when cough/ breathe in deeply?

I have a dry cough and pain in centre of chest, cough worse when sitting/lying down, pain dull and sharpens when cough/ breathe in deeply?

Multiple causes: These symptoms may be due to a number of conditions.
If you are having difficulty breathing, a physician appt is advised.
The possible associated conditions include asthma, reflux with aspiration and pleural irritation.
Avoid smoke and a virtual follow up appt available. . ...Read more

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I have a very strong and sharp pain on my right shoulder blades and a dry cough and pain on my troat some nausea comes along a times may you help me?

I have a very strong and sharp pain on my right shoulder blades and a dry cough and pain on my troat some nausea comes along a times may you help me?

See a doctor: More history and a good exam are necessary. Would need to know if this is musculoskeletal and you have separate cause for the sore throat and the cough. Do you have fever, to what have you been exposed? Sounds like you might have a flu-like illness, but could be a lot of other things. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, chest pain, headache, dry cough, and pain behind my ear. What could this be?

I have a sore throat, chest pain, headache, dry cough, and pain behind my ear. What could this be?

Cold? Flu?: These symptoms are typical for a common cold with bronchitis, or perhaps influenza (except it's the wrong time of year for the flu). If you have fever or otherwise concerned, or if the symptoms don't clear up in a few days, or if you just remain concerned, see a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are some causes of dry cough?

What are some causes of dry cough?

Possibilities...: Persistent chronic non-productive cough is usually due to bronchospasm (due to any cause), post-nasal drip, gerd or a combination of these diagnoses. An evaluation by a doctor is needed for diagnosis since these all have different treatments. If you smoke, smoking cessation is needed to decrease airway inflammation. ...Read more

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Why do I have a dry cough every day?

Possibilities...: Possible etiologies of a chronic cough include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of diagnoses. Since all of these have different treatments, it is important that your doctor evaluates you so the diagnosis can be made and treatment initiated. If you smoke, you need to quit. You doctor can help with this as well. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have dry cough?

What should I do if I have dry cough?

Dry cough: Well, first stop smoking! That should help and if it continues, you need to see your doctor to see if you have damaged your lungs already and need an inhaler. Also, if you are stomach problems, they can make you cough, so really you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi :) I have a dry cough- what can I dó?

Hi :) I have a dry cough- what can I dó?

Grt OTC cough syrup: Get a simple syrup or cough pills for tonight if the only symptom. If other problems present, fever, chest pain or blood in sputum get professional help. ...Read more

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What should I take for a dry cough thst on?

Dry cough: It is always better to determine the cause of a symptom rather than simple treating the symptom itself. Seek a doctor advise and undergo an examination for any cough lasting more than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Children of agee 2.7 months having dry cough?

Cough in an infant: A cough in an infant may be croup or RSV (respiratory syncytial virus). I would consider seeing the pediatrician to evaluate the cough. While there are other causes, it is better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more

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M58, what is dry cough and why it is considered bad.?

Dry cough: A dry cough is a cough that does not bring up sputum. Is it bad or not depending on the etiologies and how bad it affects your quality of life. ...Read more

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I had dry cough at 19 october but there is no any relief from that?

I had dry cough at 19 october but there is no any relief from that?

Upper air cough: It is likely that you are having upper airway cough syndrome, formerly named postnasal drip. Some mucus being produced in back of nose tickling the throat which triggers your cough. If this is a recurrent problem, a reactive-airway disease (asthma-like) is possible. Try some otc antihistamine and delsym (dextromethorphan) for few days. If no improvement, consult doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to treat dry cough?

Cough: Need to know the cause. Is it reflux, medications, post-nasal drainage, asthma, etc. Best to see someone and get an evaluation before trying to treat it on your own. ...Read more

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Is a dry cough contagious?

Is a dry cough contagious?

Maybe, maybe not: A "dry" cough may be as innocuous as a result of post nasal drip or drug allergy (ie ace inhibitors). But may also be as serious as tb. A cxr and full work up should be performed. ...Read more

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What can I give my 2yr old for dry cough?

Cough: Studies show that one teaspoon of dark honey once a day or five ml of Vicks rubbed on his skin once a day can help. Also, keep a cool mist humidifier near the child and nasal saline drops to his nose three times a day. ...Read more

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What can I take for mucus and a dry cough?

What can I take for mucus and a dry cough?

Mucus; cough: Drink plenty of fluids to loosen mucus; use saline nasal spray &/or gargle with warm salt water to clear secretions. Many otc products like Mucinex (guaifenesin) can also help. If develop purulent phlegm, raw/sore throat, fever, sinus pain/pressure, see doc for further evaluation & treatment. Humidifier can help add moisture to dry indoor environments. ...Read more

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I have wheazing and a dry cough is it asma?

Wheezing: Possibly. The best thing to do is go to the doctor and be tested/ treated. All that wheezes is not asthma but wheezing and cough are common symptoms in people who do have asthma. Asthma should not be life threatening but when left untreated it can be. Make your appointment asap. ...Read more

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How to treat a dry cough that won't go away?

How to treat a dry cough that won't go away?

Check allergies : Check allergies to mold, dust, and pets. If you smoke, stop smoking. If are wheezing, you're losing weight or feeling sick consult a physician. ...Read more

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What causes rid of a dry cough after a cold?

Cough: Cough could cause by a lot of reasons. Please if not getting better please see your physician. ...Read more

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What can you do to soothe a dry cough in an infant?

What can you do to soothe a dry cough in an infant?

Cough: Unfortunately there is not a cough suppressant recommended for an infant. You can use a humidifier and nasal saline drops. See your ba irs doctor if cough gets worse or affects her ability to eat or drink. ...Read more

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What should I give my two month old for a dry cough?

What should I give my two month old for a dry cough?

See doctor.: Given how young your baby is, I'd advise seeing your baby's doctor. If the cough is just from a cold, saline nose drops and suctioning helps to clear any post-nasal drip, and elevating the crib mattress a little and using a humidifier in the bedroom can help, too. If it's more than just a simple cold, your baby's doctor will give whatever treatment's needed. ...Read more

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Is allerga effective at reducing dry cough symptoms?

Is allerga effective at reducing dry cough symptoms?

It would probably: Make a dry cough worse, by drying you out even more. You need guaifenesin which moistens cough and may make it better. ...Read more

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I have dry cough working with sewage, any suggestions?

See a doctor: This could be a problem from an infectious or toxic exposure. You should report the problem to your work safety officer and get evaluated by an occupational physician. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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