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Dr. Tarik Hadid
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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


Dr. James Ferguson
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My 8 yo had fever/cough x 5 days. Found out today he has pneumonia. Think it's bacterial because of quick onset. What are chances of siblings get it?

My 8 yo had fever/cough x 5 days. Found out today he has pneumonia. Think it's bacterial because of quick onset. What are chances of siblings get it?

Maybe,maybe not : Most forms of bacterial pneumonia are not particularly contagious and arise from a preexisting problem like a cold or other viral process that is invaded by opportunist germs from the airway.The common pneumonia germ is carried by many in their nasal passages and throat. Viral pneumonia and one called mycoplasma are potentially contagious.Your doc can let you know. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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Received protected oral sex from a prostitute - 22nd july. Fever, coughing, weakness - past 5 days. No lymph node swelling or rash. Risk of std?

Received protected oral sex from a prostitute - 22nd july. Fever, coughing, weakness - past 5 days. No lymph node swelling or rash. Risk of std?

STDs: Stds do not present as respiratory illnesses that include cough, fever or weakness. This is all coincidental. You used protection with this 'prostitute'. There is nothing more to worry about. ...Read more

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
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No fever cough 5 days throat sore one side at night chest sore after coughing hard, stuffy nose 3 days, green and yellow mucus coughed up. What is it?

No fever cough 5 days throat sore one side at night chest sore after coughing hard, stuffy nose 3 days, green and yellow mucus coughed up. What is it?

Upper respiratory: Although you do not have a fever, you do have significant symptoms. Could be a simple common cold, but it seems your throat soreness is a primary complaint. If this has been ongoing for 5 days you should get checked. ...Read more

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My son's uav8ng viral fever cough and cold from last five days and now he's having tummy pain too,fever is above 38 mist of the time.what should I do?

My son's uav8ng viral fever cough and cold from last five days and now he's having tummy pain too,fever is above 38 mist of the time.what should I do?

Please see his docto: possibility of having bacterial infection, ? strep pharyngitis, or any other disease, like stomach fluneed to be ruled out, good luck ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Kenneth Smith
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I have chest pain, congestion and a cough; but no fever. Its been five days and i don't insurance, what can I do to feel better?

I have chest pain, congestion and a cough; but no fever. Its been five days and i don't insurance, what can I do to feel better?

Bronchitis: May be bacterial or viral. Robitussin dm will relieve cough. I would generally recommend seeing a doctor and if bacterial antibiotics.This does not mean an otherwise healthy individual cannot heal. I can generally do it faster. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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My five year old daughter has had a cough and fever for four days now, but only at night time. Should she a physician or allow to run it's course?

Suggestions: Most viral illnesses resolve by day 10. If there is a fever for more than 2-3 days, I would suggest seeing your physician. The head of the bed can be at an angle of 30 degrees and nasal saline will help decrease post nasal drip. ...Read more

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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


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