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Violent dry cough. No phlegm?

Violent dry cough. No phlegm?

See MD: See MD or ER. There are a variety of causes. Some benign, some serious. ...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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Dry coughsore throatchills no feverheadache?

Dry coughsore throatchills no feverheadache?

See doctor: See your doctor to make sure you dont have strep. A throat culture is in ordertake inuprofen for pain. ...Read more

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Dry cough and runny nose cause fever?

Dry cough and runny nose cause fever?

Not really: I would say that dry cough and runny nose can be associated with fever in the context of an infection (common cold), but cough and runny nose do not actually cause the fever. ...Read more

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2,year vomiting stiky Flem runny nose chesty cough hard chesty breathing feverish constant cough now 4days on getting worse?

2,year  vomiting  stiky Flem runny nose chesty cough  hard chesty breathing  feverish  constant cough    now 4days on  getting worse?

Needs to be seen: I recommend you take your child to your pediatrician, family doctor, or urgent care clinic for an evaluation. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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Cough 5+ days, constant cloudy/yellow phlegm lodged in throat-occasionally cough up. Sore throat, No fever, Dry nose, No smell/taste & Cracking Voice?

Cough 5+ days, constant cloudy/yellow phlegm lodged in throat-occasionally cough up. Sore throat, No fever, Dry nose, No smell/taste & Cracking Voice?

Be assessed: You have many symptoms of a virus or flu but should be examined to make sure you are not presenting with pneumonia or sinus disease. Hope you feel better soon. ...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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Chills, shaking, sweating, fever, dry cough, nausea, diarrhea, chest pain, dizziness, sore throat, runny/stuffy nose, fatigue, hoarse voice, green sno?

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

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Bad Headache nausea dry stuffy nose coughing chest congestion dry eyes no fever started with sore throat three days ago?

Bad Headache nausea dry stuffy nose coughing chest congestion dry eyes no fever started with sore throat three days ago?

Sore throats tricky: It's so hard to predict accurately when a sore throat IS NOT a strep throat. Your symptoms SOUND like either viral pharyngitis or allergic, right? But, you could also have strep. I would drink fluids, take a little something to knock the pain down a little, maybe some Motrin, and get a strep test done...you can go to a Minute Clinic or something....but I'd get it done. ...Read more

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Persistent cough, no pain, red throat, kinda itchy. Japan dry air?

Persistent cough, no pain, red throat, kinda itchy. Japan dry air?

Allergies: You are describing what sounds like allergies with post-nasal drip. You could try a non-drowsy antihistamine such as fexofenadine or loratadine, and/or a cortisone nasal spray such as fluticasone or triamcinolone. These will reduce your itchiness, and reduce your cough if cause by PND. See your doctor to make sure you don't have asthma. ...Read more

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Sore throat, dry eyes and stuffy nose?

Sore throat, dry eyes and stuffy nose?

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

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Itchy throat..Making me cough?

Itchy throat..Making me cough?

Could be: Consider making tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed . ** or add 2 tsp of slippery elm bark to 1 cup of hot water (steep for at least 5 minutes in a covered teapot). Drink this as needed to relieve itchinessor a few times per day. Slippery elm bark lozenges are also helpful. ...Read more

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Sore throat.. Crusty eyes. Cough/ flu?

Sore throat.. Crusty eyes. Cough/ flu?

Sounds like a virus: Sore throat, crusty eyes and cough sound like a virus but not typical symptoms of the flu. Flu symptoms usually cause high fever, lethargy, body aches in the winter months depending on your location. If you are having difficulty swallowing due to your sore throat you may want to be seen to check for streptoccal pharyngitis. ...Read more

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I have a cough, post nasal drip, some wheezing, ears itch, Dry itchy eyes and headaches.

I have a cough, post nasal drip, some wheezing,  ears itch, Dry itchy eyes and headaches.

Allergies likely: Post nasal drip indicates your sinuses and nasal passages are inflamed. However, we need to rule out infection. Only your doctor will decide on treatment. ...Read more

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Chest conjestion cough dry stuffy nose pounding headache dry eyes dizzy spells nausea No fever or chills cold flu or allergies?

Chest conjestion cough dry stuffy nose pounding headache dry eyes dizzy spells nausea No fever or chills cold flu or allergies?

See doctor: You did not mention how long these symptoms have been present. If just for a few days, it may just be from a viral infection. If longer than that or getting worse, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Excessively itchy ears nose and throat with a dry gagging cough cough triggered by normal breathing ?

Excessively itchy ears nose and throat with a dry gagging cough cough triggered by normal breathing ?

See below: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. What you described is suggestive of allergy. Depending on the cause of your allergy, it is likely that an effective treatment is available. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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