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Dry Cough Hiv Symptom
No, not usually: Hiv can be associated with any symptom, including a dry cough. However, a cough is very nonspecific, meaning that it can be due to a variety of causes. It is more likely to be associated with common things like a cold or flu. If you are concerned about HIV infection, the best thing to do is to get tested for hiv. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
Constant breathlessness, dry throat, hyperventilation, dry nose, restless leg but no cough or wheezing. What's wrong?
Itchy throat not sore, dry persistant cough for 4 months, shortness of breath causing me to cough more?
Viral: About 85% of sore throats are viral. They can be just as dramatic as their bacterial counterparts. If you're having trouble swallowing, see your doctor. ...Read more
Common cold or bronchitis? Symptoms: Tired, Lime color mucous, raspy cough, no tight chest, wheezing/gurgling before cough, headache, body ache.
Possible Bronchitis: It is difficult to say without examination.But it is more likely you are having Bronchitis as you are wheezing And it seems like a viral infection causing your Bronchitis. I advice you drink plenty fluids and consult your Doctor,get checked and treated appropriately.Do not smoke or be around some one who smokes It can also turn into Pneumonia sometimes ...Read more
Cough: Hello, a cough is a reflex event that occurs after stimulation to the nerves of the airways. A specific night time cough could be due to a few possibilities . First would be a cough variant of asthma. Instead of the wheezing that commonly occurs with asthma, a person coughs instead. My other thought could be from a reflux condition that while you sleep, a small amount of gastric liquid reflexes up. ...Read more
Sinusitis: This could be an indication for a sinus infection either viral or bacterial-cannot say. You should see your doctor who can best determine what is going on and give you the appropriate medication. ...Read more
Is a chronic cough from gerd and post nasyl drip associated with coughing after someone sprays perfume too? It's dry cough.
Yes.....: Hopefully the coughing doesn't last too long. This isn't well studied but, any time the lungs become inflamed due to any reason, they become susceptible to further inflammation from EVERY reason. The previous irritation from GERD sets up susceptibility to the perfumes. Most long term asthma medicines help this but monteleukast might be the best. ...Read more
Allergies, cold, bacterial infection? I sometimes do get seasonal allergies. congestion, sore throat, dry cough. Some yellow mucus.
Question?: What would you like to know? If you have a lot of nasal congestion and sinus infections, you should consider seeing an allergist. ...Read more
Very rough dry cough causing vomiting, sneezing, sore throat, stuffy nose, headache, faitgue, no appetite, 99.5 fever, sweating, chest pain?
Many issues: You want to see your doc to have it fixed. Too many issues to wait. NO reason to not see your doc. ...Read more
Funny feeling in throat. Post nasal drip. Not strep. Dry cough. Mucus seeming to go to chest but unproductive cough. Mucus yellow..And white?
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
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more