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Can a child's enlarged tonsils contribute to cough variant asthma/general allergies?

Can a child's enlarged tonsils contribute to cough variant asthma/general allergies?

Probably yes: A child who has big tonsils in the throat and big adenoids, with bad allergy symptoms, likely coughs on and off, has trouble breathing through the nose, and at night has trouble sleeping due to snoring. Taking the tonsils and adenoids out, along with using steroid nasal sprays in the nose, may make his life a great deal smoother (sleeps better, coughs less, breathes easier through the nose). ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more


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Can enlarged tonsils in a child contribute or worsen cough-variant asthma or general allergies?

Can enlarged tonsils in a child contribute or worsen cough-variant asthma or general allergies?

Yes: Allergic rhinitis & enlarged tonsils may interfere with normal nasal breathing resulting in congestion (nasal stuffiness) & mouth breathing. Complications include snoring, hoarseness, bad breath, sleep apnea, sleep disturbances, malocclusion of the teeth, and other anatomic distortions of the mouth. Mouth breathing worsens asthma because of inhalation of relatively cold, dryer air into the lungs. ...Read more

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Can large tonsils be attributed to seasonal allergies?

Can large tonsils be attributed to seasonal allergies?

Unlikely: It is common to see children with chronic nasal congestion have enlarged tonsils and adenoids, some of them have allergies too, but one usually does not lead to the other. ...Read more

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What is having cough at bedtime means. Is this allergy , cold, Asthma. ?

 What is having cough at bedtime means. Is this allergy , cold, Asthma. ?

Not sure: There is a propensity for asthma to flare at nighttime. However, without any previous history, a new nocturnal cough may more likely be related to postnasal drip or laryngeal irritation from a cold, nighttime dryness, allergic or non-allergic rhinitis causes, or acid reflux. ...Read more

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My daughter has asthma and she's been having this cough that's worrying me because i've been giving her inhalers n allergy medicine. What should I do?

My daughter has asthma and she's been having this cough that's worrying me because i've been giving her inhalers n allergy medicine.  What should I do?

Persistent cough: If the cough is persisting or getting worse then she needs seen by her doctor. Make sure you are using her inhalers with her spacer. If she is improving, continue to use the inhaler until the cough is gone. ...Read more

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I have allergy based asthma, post nasal drip.sometimes I'll cough and a ball of clear jelly-like mucus comes up-looks like a tapioca ball.what is it?

I have allergy based asthma, post nasal drip.sometimes I'll cough and a ball of clear jelly-like mucus comes up-looks like a tapioca ball.what is it?

Mucus: There is increased mucus production with asthma and allergic rhinitis. A virtual consult is available by appointment , more information is needed to determine which medications and treatment plan are indicated. ...Read more

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On occasion i feel an aching pain in forearms when i cough. I cough often because I have asthma&allergy. What could be the cause of the forearm pain?

On occasion i feel an aching pain in forearms when i cough. I cough often because I have asthma&allergy. What could be the cause of the forearm pain?

Hard to say: It is hard to say, there a number of possibilities and you may want to be checked. In my field of spinal surgery, coughing is known to increase the pressure in the spinal canal. And so, if a patient has a "pinched nerve" in their neck or back coughing can sometimes cause pain in their extremity. There are many other causes and an exam and more detailed history can usually determine the cause. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more