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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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What can I take for nausea during my first trimester of pergnancy?

What can I take for nausea during my first trimester of pergnancy?

Safety First: If you can tough it out less is more in this case. Home remedies like ginger, ginger snaps, and ginger tea work well. Also try an acupressure band for motion sickness. If the nausea and possible vomiting that follows is unbearable and weight loss is a problem, you need to talk to your provider about other prescription medications that may be useful and possible testing for a cause if necessary. ...Read more

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Drinking mineral water during first trimester of pregnacy. To releive vomiting. Is good or badfor baby. My gyn appointment is in a couple of days.

Drinking mineral water during first trimester of pregnacy. To releive vomiting. Is good or badfor baby. My gyn appointment is in a couple of days.

Mineral water: Mineral water should not affect the baby in any way, but as long as it contros your vomiting it is beneficial. ...Read more

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If accuracy of scans r supposed to be excellent in 1st trimester, particularly at 8-10 weeks gestation, then why is there an error margin of +/- 7dys?

If accuracy of scans r supposed to be excellent in 1st trimester, particularly at 8-10 weeks gestation, then why is there an error margin of +/- 7dys?

Math: There is a margin of error in everything is life. In sonography the margin exists because of the mathematics involved in measuring a fetus and then applying those measurement to standardized algorithms that establish the gestational age. The further along the wider the margin or error as one fetus begins to individualize. ...Read more

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Can 1st trimester u/s be off 3 weeks in gestational age and in conception? (1st trimester) even if they have been pretty consistent in the pregnany

Can 1st trimester u/s be off 3 weeks in gestational age and in conception? (1st trimester) even if they have been pretty consistent in the pregnany

Not usually: Generally, the best ultrasound for dating is an early first trimester ultrasound. It is unlikely to be off by that much from where the actual pregnancy dates are, but it might be off from your menstrually calculated due date due to issues with when your last period was. ...Read more

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I was told by a friend that too much coughing is not good in the first trimester.. .....is this true??? Because I currently have the cold and flu

I was told by a friend that too much coughing is not good in the first trimester.. .....is this true??? Because I currently have the cold and flu

Nota Coughing Matter: Too much coughing is good for nothing, unless you just inhaled a chunk of hot dog and need to get it out quick, or there's lots of gooey junk in your lung you need to get out. But as for the for anything in uterus territory, I don't think you should worry. But it's like this:if you just have a cold, try and cut the cough.Just don't overdo it and check labels of the cough medicines, at least to get sleep ...Read more

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Wheezing for the first time today. Was sick two weeks ago. Better now. Continued dry cough. Not diagnosed with asthma. Not feeling sick.

Wheezing for the first time today. Was sick two weeks ago. Better now. Continued dry cough. Not diagnosed with asthma. Not feeling sick.

Normal: Those are normal symptoms many get after an upper respiratory infection. Anti-histamines like Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec as well as inhalers like albuterol might help you but over time your symptoms will improve. If not better after 7 to 10 days I suggesting your regular doctor. ...Read more

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Hi Doctor, I have had a flu for the last 5 days. The first day I was shaking shaking. Now I have a dry cough with a lot of mucus?

Hi Doctor, I have had a flu for the last 5 days. The first day I was shaking shaking. Now I have a dry cough with a lot of mucus?

Time to see doctor: The flu is a respiratory issue. You need to rest and hydrate sometimes it can become more severe and the it is time to see doctor so you do not slip into bronchitis or pneumonia Did you get your flu shot? ...Read more

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Persistent dry cough for ~4 weeks. Quit smoking in april. I race in open water swims, cough started after first race. Could this be from the water? A little chest tightness, no other symptoms.

Persistent dry cough for ~4 weeks. Quit smoking in april. I race in open water swims, cough started after first race. Could this be from the water? A little chest tightness, no other symptoms.

? Asthma: Exercise induced asthma comes to mind, but it could be a lot of other things. Infection, allergy, or bronchitis are possibilities. You should probably see your doctor, who can do an exam, possibly a chest x-ray, and possibly evaluate your lung function. ...Read more

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Dr prescribed 2.5 MG hydrocortisone 3 x a day. I took the first dose at 4 this afternoon andnow have a dry cough. From pill? Dangerous or no big deal?

Dr prescribed 2.5 MG hydrocortisone 3 x a day. I took the first dose at 4 this afternoon andnow have a dry cough. From pill? Dangerous or no big deal?

Unlikely: At this dose, I'd doubt hydrocortisone causes any noticeable effects. At a much much higher dose, cortisone may worsen your reflux leading to a dry cough. I don't believe they are related. ...Read more

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As soon as I come in to a cooler place after being in the muggy heat sweating, I begin to have breathing issues. Happens often with dry cough. First time it happened in 2015, I went to ER and doctor said my lungs wasn't diffusing.

As soon as I come in to a cooler place after being in the muggy heat sweating, I begin to have breathing issues. Happens often with dry cough. First time it happened in 2015, I went to ER and doctor said my lungs wasn't diffusing.

Need to see lung doc: You may have what we term as temperature induced asthma. This is triggered by difference in temperature and your lung may show sign of closing up in the form of wheezing.

It is important to get a lung function test done and be careful regarding rapid change in temperature that you expose your lungs to. A gradual change in temperature may not have that effect.

Wish it gets sorted out amicably. ...Read more

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Is it normal that I can't eat vegetables in my first trimester of pregnancy?

Is it normal that I can't eat vegetables in my first trimester of pregnancy?

Yes: It's very common and normal to have food aversions during the first trimester of pregnancy. Luckily, the baby is doing just fine despite this. Baby is using your stores of nutrients just fine at this stage. When you feel better during the second trimester, improve to a more nutritious diet right on time for babies big burst in growth. ...Read more

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Is early satiety normal during first trimester of pregnancy?

Is early satiety normal during first trimester of pregnancy?

Not usually: Early satiety is seen in late term pregnancy however the nausea of early pregnancy could potentially be expressed as early full feeling! I would speak with your OB-GYN about this symptom ESPECIALLY if you are LOOSING weight!
Hope this helps!
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So worried about spotting during first trimester of pregnancy?

So worried about spotting during first trimester of pregnancy?

CALL YOUR OB DOC: If u are worried that is your OB doc's job, he or she can examine you do blood work and an ultrasound to make sure everything is ok, u can often have spotting and everything turns out fine but your doc will need to detrmine that. ...Read more

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Is watermelon safe to eat during first trimester of pregnancy?

Is watermelon safe to eat during first trimester of pregnancy?

It's good for you!: Not only safe - it's recommended. It helps w/ morning sickness prevention, eases heartburn, relieves leg cramps, etc., etc. What a joy! Here's a link: http://www. Fitpregnancy. Com/nutrition/prenatal-nutrition/watermelon-wonders
Let's hope the other aspects of your pregnancy are as nice a surprise too! Best wishes. BTW, Don't over do it - you can still get a tummy ache. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take weight reducers in your first trimester of pregnancy?

Is it safe to take weight reducers in your first trimester of pregnancy?

Absolutely not: Early first trimester pregnancy is the critical time of fetal formation and development and is not the time for introducing weight loss drugs (often diuretics) into your fragile metabolic system at that time. ...Read more

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Tell me in straight english the symptoms of first trimester of pregnancy?

Tell me in straight english the symptoms of first trimester of pregnancy?

Feels like flu: Early pregnancy symptoms feel sort of like the flu. Muscle aches, upset tummy, nausea and sometimes vomiting. Mild cramping and you might feel really hungry all the time. ...Read more

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Is the medicine duspataline retard safe to take during first trimester of pregnancy?

Not recommend: Unless he health of the mother would be severely compromised. That is the case according to the package insert for the entire pregnancy, not just the first trimester. Benefits must outweigh risks. ...Read more

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Aproximately, how many cases are known of women taking diprofos during first trimester of pregnancy?

Aproximately, how many cases are known of women taking diprofos during first trimester of pregnancy?

Do proofs pregnancy: Asks how many women have taken diprofos during preg. ANS:. I would go to pubmed. Com and search as well as drugs. Com. And then go to the manufactures web site. ...Read more

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Are grapes safe to eat during first trimester of pregnancy?

Are grapes safe to eat during first trimester of pregnancy?

Yes: Fruit is a healthy alternative to all the bad choices we have available to us in terms of food consumption. ...Read more

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Is gatorade safe to drink during first trimester of pregnancy?

Is gatorade safe to drink during first trimester of pregnancy?

Gatorade ok in preg: Gatorade is absolutely safe in pregnancy, especially if you are having trouble keeping down food or fluids. If you are vomiting and unable to keep anything down, you should contact your doctor or go to the er. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take antronex during first trimester of pregnancy?

Is it safe to take antronex during first trimester of pregnancy?

Talk to provider: This is a supplement, not an fda regulated substance so much is unknown. It is supposed to come from cow liver fat & rarely some supplements can be contaminated. Yet it may be perfectly safe as a 'natural anti-histamine'. But the point is, in pregnancy always turn to your care provider to keep you & baby safe, not a column. Wise question. ...Read more

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Can you travel with airplane on your first trimester of pregnancy?

Can you travel with airplane on your first trimester of pregnancy?

Yes: Most airlines allow travel up to 36 weeks. Some doctors prefer patients to stop traveling a few weeks earlier. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dry Cough (Definition)

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