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I've been travelling in europe for the last 3 weeks. Dry cough for the last 1.5 weeks. Nausea and vomiting lately, esp after eating and at night.?

I've been travelling in europe for the last 3 weeks. Dry cough for the last 1.5 weeks. Nausea and vomiting lately, esp after eating and at night.?

Probably allergy: Nahsea and vomiting can be from a virus you may have picked up during less than ideal hygienic condition surrounding food and beverages consumed whike traveling. OTC meds may suffice for now but if you experience fever and diarrhea, or a rash appears, pl. Consult a physician for proper diagnosis and treatment needed. ...Read more

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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Chest pain, dizziness, dry cough, headache, nausea, fatigue, congestion, chills, sweating, 99.7 fever?

Chest pain, dizziness, dry cough, headache, nausea, fatigue, congestion, chills, sweating, 99.7 fever?

Infection: It sounds like you have a viral or bacterial infection such as bronchitis or pneumonia. Influenza infection is common during this period of the year and definitely a possibility. ...Read more

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For 5 days I have had body aches, nausea, a dry cough, painful chest, headache and a fever. Is the the flu? When will I feel better?

For 5 days I have had body aches, nausea, a dry cough, painful chest, headache and a fever. Is the the flu? When will I feel better?

Flu-like illness: Whether or not this is actually influenza is impossible to say with the into you give on the internet. What is possible is that this is a viral illness and you should begin to feel better within the next 2 days. If you do not would strongly suggest that you see your family doctor. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Dry cough for wk. Now low grade fever, loose cough, body aches, headache, eye pain, nausea, no appetite, congestion, .

Dry cough for wk. Now low grade fever, loose cough, body aches, headache, eye pain, nausea, no appetite, congestion, .

Viral: It is most likely a viral infection and one can only treat the symptoms. If the symptoms are severe, you will need to see your doctor to get some cough suppression. Tylenol may help the body ache, nasal decongestant spray may be used for up to 5 days maximum. It usually takes 7-10 days to recover. ...Read more

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Coughing, stuffy nose, sore throat, hoarse voice, dry cough, bad headache, wake up at night coughing, low-grade fever, nausea, can't sleep?

Coughing, stuffy nose, sore throat, hoarse voice, dry cough, bad headache, wake up at night coughing, low-grade fever, nausea, can't sleep?

Cold symptoms: Sounds like u have a common cold. How long have u had the symptoms. Soem common colds also give u laryngitis, if ur horseness persists u should see ur doctor. Try some warm soups and salt water gargles. ...Read more

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Need a help I have a little brother, about 6 years old. Someday, he played games with his friends, suddenly feeling uncomfortable with combination of symptoms, such as dry cough and headache. We went to lots of hospital to try to find out the causes, even

Need a help I have a little brother, about 6 years old. Someday, he played games with his friends, suddenly feeling uncomfortable with combination of symptoms, such as dry cough and headache. We went to lots of hospital to try to find out the causes, even

I: I think it is awesome that you care so much about your brother. I can tell you that are really worried. Unfortunately, this type of email forum isn't for diagnosing medical conditions. It is more for people to ask medical guestions and the doctors provide medical information. I know that it is has to be frustrating not to know the cause of his cough and headaches but the doctors who talk to him, examine him and see his test results are in the best position to try to develop a accurate diagnosis. Keep be a super big sister. Take care. ...Read more

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Subsequent to a cold I still have a headache and have developed a dry cough?

Subsequent to a cold I still have a headache and have developed a dry cough?

? sinuses: Can be your sinuses, sinusitis can follow common cold, would cause headaches and cough from post nasal discharge or irritation to airways, see your doctor, you might need an antibiotic, in the interim use saline nasal wash and OTC pain killers ...Read more

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Dry cough from last 1month. Photophobia and headache some time. Medication plz.?

Dry cough from last 1month. Photophobia and headache some time. Medication plz.?

DIagnosis needed!: Before medication. Too many unknowns here that needs to be worked up by a PCP, who can evaluate what is going on, and do the necessary blood work. S/he will have to look why you are having photophobia (not normal), dry cough, and headache can be from the photophobia. You may need an eye doctor consult to evaluate this further! Definitely need to be seen by a doctor, who can put it all together! ...Read more

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What to do if I have headache. No other symptoms to it. I have also developed a dry cough. Is this normal?

What to do if I have headache. No other symptoms to it. I have also developed a dry cough. Is this normal?

Neither is normal: But then these are very common symptoms. Usually the headache and dry cough are not related except in the case of nasal congestion (headaches) with post-nasal drips (cough) or sinusitis. ...Read more

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It has been six months suffering from dry cough and due to which I feel headache oftenly, on my temple region.

It has been six months suffering from dry cough and due to which I feel headache oftenly, on my temple region.

Chest x-ray yet?: First of all, are you on a blood pressure medicine that ends in "pril"? If not, the evaluation begins with a chest x-ray. ...Read more

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Suffering from frequent stiff neck. Plus headache and dry cough (both occurred just now). My head hurts when I cough too. Help?

Comments: Would suggest you likely have either an upper respiratory tract infection or asthma, and this could readily be controlled. The cough probably exacerbates the neck which triggers the headaches. All of this could readily be addressed by your regular doctor. ...Read more

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Headaches dry cough stomach pain shortness of breathe?

Headaches dry cough stomach pain shortness of breathe?

See below: These symptoms may or may not be connected but they can also be seen in several conditions. It would be best to be evaluated by your primary to best figure what exactly is causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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I hv a dry cough and a congested headache but when I blow my nose it's clear. Is there anything to help?

I hv a dry cough and a congested headache but when I blow my nose it's clear. Is there anything to help?

Some suggestions: Your illness may be a viral infection, but if there is a high fever, localized pain, worsening or persistent symptoms, a follow up visit should be done. Typically a viral illness will resolve within 10 days. Nasal saline, tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever, fluids and rest are advised. ...Read more

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Dry cough leads to nausea and vomiting lasts for atleast 2 months. Has happened this time of year for last 3year years.?

Dry cough leads to nausea and vomiting lasts for atleast 2 months. Has happened this time of year for last 3year years.?

Allergy? ...: This could be due to an allergic reaction resulting in bronchospasm which in turn causes the severe cough. If your family doctor can't find the source of this reaction, perhaps you should see an allergist for allergy testing. In the meantime, the cough can be treated with bronchodilator and steroid inhalers that your doctor can prescribe. ...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?

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 had a dry cough for a week now that is not getting any better with cough medicine. I have had a headache and balance issues too. No fever.?

I have had a dry cough for a week now that is not getting any better with cough medicine. I have had a headache and balance issues too. No fever.?

Bad bug: Unfortunately, a nonproductive cough and no fevers is usually not a bronchitis that can be treated with antibiotics. The headache and vertigo are also possibly just nuisance viral symptoms that need to be treated with otc analgesics, chicken soup, and bedrest. If you start blowing or coughing out green/yellow junk after 10 days, then it may be time for antibiotics. ...Read more

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My chest hurts and I have a dry cough that just started getting less dry and am stuffed up with headache and low fever, what could this be and should I see a doctor?

My chest hurts and I have a dry cough that just started getting less dry and am stuffed up with headache and low fever, what could this be and should I see a doctor?

Depends..: The symptoms you describe are pretty consistent with a viral illness - most get better on their own within 5-10 days. If you have other things like diabetes, lung disease, smoke, are elderly, or you start having shortness of breath, then i'd say you should get checked out sooner rather than later. For most viral illnesses, it takes rest, fluids, steam, acetaminophen/ibuprofen, and time. ...Read more

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I've had body chills, sweating, extreme fatigue, dry cough, headache for almost 3 weeks. Should I be afraid?

I don't know about: Being afraid. But if you have had these symptoms for almost three weeks - it would be prudent to have them medically evaluated. Take care. ...Read more

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I'm sick and I feel like I have multiple colds at once! I have a wet cough, dry cough, stuffy nose, running nose, headache and etc. What's going on?

I'm sick and I feel like I have multiple colds at once! I have a wet cough, dry cough, stuffy nose, running nose, headache and etc. What's going on?

Cold: This may be due to allergies, common cols, sinus infection or bronchitis. I would see your doctor for further evaluation to get the actual diagnosis. You might have an infection that would require antibiotics. ...Read more

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Dry cough, dizzy, weak, sensitive to noise and light, no headache, body feels warm but no fever?

Dry cough, dizzy, weak, sensitive to noise and light, no headache, body feels warm but no fever?

Exam: You must be examined to determine the cause of of your symptoms. This may be a viral or the the begining of a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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No appetite. Been eating peppermint lifesavers. Been feeling out of it since yesterday. Insomnia, gagging, nausea at times. Brain fog, dry cough.

No appetite. Been eating peppermint lifesavers. Been feeling out of it since yesterday. Insomnia, gagging, nausea at times. Brain fog, dry cough.

Major Depression: I understand your distress.
At age 35, Stresses of relationship, marriage, separation, parenting, unresolved feelings of worry, fear, hurt, resentment and guilt; work and finances can cause Anxiety and Depression with poor appetite, insomnia, nausea and confusion.

See Psychiatrist soon for Diagnoses, Medication, Therapy for anxiety and depression, and to cope with overwhelming symptoms. ...Read more

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I've been travelling in europe for the last 3 weeks. Dry cough for the last 1.5 weeks. Nausea and vomiting lately, esp after eating and at night.?

Probably allergy: Nahsea and vomiting can be from a virus you may have picked up during less than ideal hygienic condition surrounding food and beverages consumed whike traveling. OTC meds may suffice for now but if you experience fever and diarrhea, or a rash appears, pl. Consult a physician for proper diagnosis and treatment needed. ...Read more

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Face hot, no fever. Back of neck sore. 3 small headaches in the length of 1 month. Dry cough. Little mucus.

Face hot, no fever. Back of neck sore. 3 small headaches in the length of 1 month. Dry cough. Little mucus.

Sounds like: You have some sort of infection such as a cold. The common cold is caused by a virus and usually gets better with supportive treatment. Be sure to wash your hands frequently to decrease your risk of transmission to others. ...Read more

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Have a stuffy nose, hurts mildly to breathe, and dry cough severe headache what should I do? No insurance and can't afford a doctor

Have a stuffy nose, hurts mildly to breathe, and dry cough severe headache what should I do? No insurance and can't afford a doctor

Run it by our doctor: Perhaps, you should put in a formal consult on this site, to see what we can do for you. You may have a sinus infection. We can call in antibiotics for example. ...Read more

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Constant dry cough for several days. No appetite. Random bouts of nausea. Feeling lethargic. Face feels hot, sweaty palms. No fever.

Constant dry cough for several days. No appetite. Random bouts of nausea. Feeling lethargic. Face feels hot, sweaty palms. No fever.

A cold: Not all viral infection induces a fever especially at the early stage. But if the problem gets more severe or persists more than 2 weeks, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a pressure on my left side, back pain, dry cough, severe fatigue, shortness of breath and bad headaches, what could be causing this?

Many things: The left sided pressure if in the chest and occurring with exertion could be coronary artery disease. The cough, fatigue and shortness of breath could be heart failure, pneumonia, or lung cancer. These are the most serious possibilities, but there are many more that are less serious. The headache and back pain could be separate and there are multiple possibilities for these. ...Read more

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Sweaty palms & feet, nausea at times, difficulty breathing, coughing, congestion at times, no appetite, feeling not myself, dry cough for week.

See your doctor.: What you are describing is a wide range of symptoms, which will require taking a good history, performing a physical exam, and perhaps some testing. This is too complex a set of symptoms to try to address online. See your doctor soon. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've had a fever, dry cough and a headache for 4 days now. I also feel pain in my right lung when I take a deep breath. I'm diagnosed with asthma.?

Fever cough: Follow up with doctor/urgent care. may need antibiotics could be mycoplasma for which zithromax helps. The pain on deep breathing is likely pleurisy -inflammation of membrane around lungs (rarely PE doubt it, unless you smoke are on BCP and have family history) But f/u with doctor urgent care today ...Read more

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Fatigued, dry cough from cold for three weeks. Had fever 97.0 and sinus headache. I feel better but still have small cough, did have chest cough. Worry?

Fatigued, dry cough from cold for three weeks. Had fever 97.0 and sinus headache. I feel better but still have small cough, did have chest cough. Worry?

Be Happy.: Sounds like viral upper respiratory infection although you really didn't supply a lot of detail. This sounds to be resolving and you should expect all to clear in another weeks or so. ...Read more

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Bad lower back pain, chills, nausea and vomiting, and I'm really cold also have dry cough that hurts and because of it I can't breath that well

Bad lower back pain, chills, nausea and vomiting, and I'm really cold also have dry cough that hurts and because of it I can't breath that well

See a doctor: Get an evaluation by a doctor
make sure you don't have something more serious like a kidney issue. Your symptoms may be secondary to just bodyaches from a flu but you need to exclude more serious issues and should see a doctor to be examined. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dry Cough (Definition)

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