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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. Angelina Postoev
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Phlegm (Definition)

Phlegm is the thick, sticky mucus secreted by the surface of the respiratory tract during a cold or other respiratory infection. The respiratory tract includes the nose and sinuses, throat, voice box, bronchi, and lungs. Phlegm is mucus that may contain bacteria, viruses, respiratory surface cells, and inflammatory cells. Normal mucus is not phlegm, but a protective layer secreted ...Read more


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Cough with dark phlegm?

Cough with dark phlegm?

Cough: Dark phlegm: This sounds like bronchitis or a cold or pneumonia. Sometimes when we cough a lot of violently we break small blood vessels and blood can get on or into the mucous. As long as you are not freely bleeding this is considered routine and normal. ...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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Funny feeling in throat. Post nasal drip. Not strep. Dry cough. Mucus seeming to go to chest but unproductive cough. Mucus yellow..And white?

Funny feeling in throat. Post nasal drip. Not strep. Dry cough. Mucus seeming to go to chest but unproductive cough. Mucus yellow..And white?

See a physician: You should consult a physician. You did not mention what triggers your cough. You may be suffering from allergies and postnasal drip.. Allergy medication like antihistamine and nasal spray and neti potty sinus rinse can help. Consult a physician or an ENT specialist. ...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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Start with sore throat and then chest congestion, itching throat, cough with sputum, yellow thick. Is that bronchitis?

Start with sore throat and then chest congestion, itching throat, cough with sputum, yellow thick. Is that bronchitis?

Possibly...: Your symptoms may be indicative of bronchitis, either bacterial, viral or even allergic etiology. In order to be sure, you should see your doctor. If you have a bacterial infection, antibiotics may be needed. For viral or allergic etiologies, therapy depends on the precise signs and symptoms present ! ...Read more

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Could dry cough have phlem yellow or white phlems?

Could dry cough have phlem yellow or white phlems?

Let me think: Dry cough is dry. There may be occasional specks of phlegm that comes out, yellow, green, white or even a little blood. But there would be very scanty expectoration. ...Read more

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Burning in lung, dry hacking non-productive cough, congestion. Should i be worried?

Burning in lung, dry hacking non-productive cough, congestion. Should i be worried?

Fever?: You should be worried, are you a smoker? If has not being going for more than 2 or 3 days and there is no fever can wait otherwise see a doc. ...Read more

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Been sick, sore throat, sniffles, pressure when i bend head forward, dry cough at night, sometimes productive cough with thick green mucus?

Been sick, sore throat, sniffles, pressure when i bend head forward, dry cough at night, sometimes productive cough with thick green mucus?

Sinusitis: Depends on how long this has been going on, it is suggestive of a sinus infection. See your doctor and get checked. Use a saline nasal spray and Mucinex (guaifenesin) to alleviate your symptoms until then. ...Read more

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Sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose and chronic cough.Why, since i'm nonsmoker?

Sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose and chronic cough.Why, since i'm nonsmoker?

Possibilities...: Possibilities include bronchospasm, post-nasal drip, gerd or a combination of these diagnoses. Shortness of breath is a serious symptom that always requires evaluation by a doctor. If your shortness of breath is severe, go to the er today! get an evaluation asap. ...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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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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Woke up with slight sore throat. No fever or other symptoms. Sore throat for 1 day. Dry cough. Tight chest. This morning coughed up lime green phlegm.

Woke up with slight sore throat. No fever or other symptoms. Sore throat for 1 day. Dry cough. Tight chest. This morning coughed up lime green phlegm.

Give it time: It sounds like you have an upper respiratory tract infection. Give it a few days. If you continue to worsen past 4 or 5 days of symptoms, then you may need an antibiotic. Of course, if you have any trouble breathing, you should get to the doc right away. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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Postnasal drip with dry cough, what to do?

Saline nasal wash: And OTC cough medicine, unless contraindicated, if that doesn't work in a day or so, please see your doctor, goodluck ...Read more

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14 month old with runny nose dry nonproductive cough and no fevet?

14 month old with runny nose dry nonproductive cough and no fevet?

Runny nose: Incredibly common in the young. Tons of mucus production with the tiniest of sinuses and small drainage outlets. Bubble syringe to suck out any mucus, humidifier in the bedroom, no pets in the bedroom, windows closed. If continues, consider speaking with the doctor for additional methods to dry up the childs nose. ...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


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Productive Cough (Definition)

cough which ...Read more