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Dry Cough Hoarse Voice
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
Coughing, stuffy nose, sore throat, hoarse voice, dry cough, bad headache, wake up at night coughing, low-grade fever, nausea, can't sleep?
Chills, shaking, sweating, fever, dry cough, nausea, diarrhea, chest pain, dizziness, sore throat, runny/stuffy nose, fatigue, hoarse voice, green sno?
Viral infection: Sounds upper respiratory infection which can result in bronchitis, nasal congestion, and sore throat. Sometimes vomiting and diarrhea can also occur. . Fever and chills may indicate superimposed bacterial infection and pneumonia on viral process. You should consult physician for examination , possible testing, and proper therapy.. ...Read more
Sore throat, voice loss, coughing, congestion (mostly chest), sore and stiff neck/back. No appetite?
Laryngitis/URI: Upper Respiratory tract Infection either by Virus or Bacteria can give you sore throat, hoarse voice, cough and fever. Rx Anti inflammatory like Advil/Aleve. Vit C. If not improved in next 24 hours get examined by your doctor to make sure of No Tonsilitis. You may need antibiotic .ANd please stop smoking which prolongs sickness ...Read more
Cough 5+ days, constant cloudy/yellow phlegm lodged in throat-occasionally cough up. Sore throat, No fever, Dry nose, No smell/taste & Cracking Voice?
Nasal congestion, cough, back and shoulder blade pain. Raspy voice. Nasal congestion over two months. Cough yellow mucus getting little better?
Perhaps allergies?: If you have had this issue that is linked to a particular season or exposure to a location, like a friend's place where there is a cat, you could be suffering from allergies. Smoking can also cause similar symptoms. A physical exam would be very helpful in determining the problem. You could try using over the counter antihistamines like loratidine to see if that lessens your symptoms. ...Read more
URI: can very well be viral Upper Respiratory Tract Infection. So rest, fluids , painkillers, unless contraindicated, salt water gargles and saline nasal washes, if no improvement in 24-48 hours see your doctor, good luck ...Read more
25yrs old, Productive cough, hoarse voice, raspy breathing, brown and blue inhalers making cough worse, sides hurt from coughing, should I see my gp?
SymptomaticRx/Doctor: You can take Tylenol for fever and over the counter cough medicine but if the fever is high,you have yellow or green phlegm,and your symptome get worse then see your doctor.Most likely you have a viral Upper Repiratory infection and most of these are self limiting. ...Read more
Severe cough for 1 month (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, whooping sound when breathing in, with phlegm or mucus, chronic cough) (worsen...
2,year vomiting stiky Flem runny nose chesty cough hard chesty breathing feverish constant cough now 4days on getting worse?
Coughing, sneezing, sore throat, hoarse voice, dry cough, bad headache, wake up at night coughing and can't fall back asleep and 99.1-99.4 fever?
URI (common cold): Sounds like you're describing an upper respiratory infection or uri. Influenza or flu is accompanied by muscle aches & fever >100. Some describe it as worse cold ever. Strep throat is sore throat w/fever & swollen tonsils w/pus & tender glands w/o cough. Recent study says average duration of cough is 18 days. But if you have any concern for worsening symptoms or shortness of breath, go see doc. ...Read more
It can be associated: Congestion can be caused by allergies or nasal infection. That process could affect the vocal cords causing swelling and hoarseness at the same time. Or drainage down the back of the throat could cause inflation of the vocal cords causing hoarseness. Or gastroesphogeal reflux could splash on the vocal cords or into the back of the nose causing both hoarseness and nasal congestion. ...Read more
Hoarseness is having difficulty producing sound when trying to speak, or a change in the pitch or quality of the voice. The voice may sound weak, very breathy, scratchy, or husky. Hoarseness is usually caused by a problem in the vocal cords. Most cases of hoarseness occur with swelling (inflammation) ...Read more
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