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Fierce Severe Coughing I Now Have Pain In Axillary Area Whe I Cough Why
5.5 month old with congestion, now with a cough and can hear phlegm in his chest. No fever but axillary temp was a lil low 96.5f. Should he be seen?
How long: You did not mnetion the duration of the symptoms, if it has been over 4 days I would consult the pediatrician. ...Read more
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
My axillary lymph nodes are painful and swollen both sides, more painful the left side. Currently have a cough/cold - related? Or something different?
Nodes: Often time with many types of infections many body part, specifically nodes get inflamed. ...Read more
On going cough 1 year CT scan showing borderline enlarged axillary nodes bilaterally. What does this mean.
My one year old daughter has had a temperature (axillary) of 100.8 5 days ago and today 101.5, slight runny nose and mild productive cough. Is this ok?
I have had a cough off and on for a while now. Usually in the morning or at night. Its not a severe constant cough. Wondering what's causing this?
I am in 6th week of pregnancy. Now I got severe cough and cold.... Willl it affect babay or pregnancy?
Most likely not: It is not the illness that is the problem. Your body's immune system should be able to take care of the cough and cold symptoms. The problem would be if you were taking medicines in order to deal with those. The placenta is an amazing barrier, however, when you're pregnant, limit yourself to tylenol/fluids/bedrest and other non-med support measures. Medication with pregnancy is a last resort. ...Read more
I've had severe chest pain on the left side for 2 days now. Its worse when I bend over or cough. My inhaler doesn' t help?
Cough: It is time to go and be evaluated. With all the coughing you have likely strained some muscles but it could be pain from the lung lining as well. ...Read more
3yr old had 2 severe asthma attacks within 2 weeks. Now can't run without getting very sob and cough. Has reliever 4hrly what else can I do?
Review action plan: Typically when children are diagnosed with asthma, the goal is to obtain control of symptoms and to try to establish what may be triggering the episodes. Your child should have an "asthma action plan" that includes different types of medications used at different times that are used to help control symptoms. Become familiar with all his medications and review the plan with your child doc. ...Read more
I have a severe deep and constant cough causing mucus what could this be? Its a constant cough feeling as if its coming straight from the lungs and there's thick mucus everytime...Ive had it for about a week now. What is it?
It: It isn't possible to diagnose your condition via this format. It could be a viral respiratory infection, pneumonia, bronchitis. A bacterial infection. Since it has been going on for a week without improvement, it is probably time to get it seen. In the mean time hydrate well and consider use of an over the counter mucolytic medication. ...Read more
I need help! My dad seems to have this cough for what seems like weeks now and is not getting any better, even after being prescribed medications by his local doctor it still hasn't worked, and its a severe type of cough where he can't stop and not enough
Chronic cough....: Possible etiologies of a chronic cough include bronchospasm from any cause (COPD, asthma, CHF, etc.)GERD, post-nasal drip, etc. Before a cough like this can be treated, it must first be diagnosed because each of these possibilities has an entirely different treatment. If your dad is smoking, he needs to quit ASAP to decrease airway inflammation. A lung doctor can help with diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I have a severe cough that only occurs at night, and lasts for about 2 hours, 3-4 hours after I have already fallen asleep -why? This has been happening every night for 2 weeks now. I have only been able to fall back asleep once awakened by the cough by t
Hello.: Hello. I can't diagnose the cause of your symptoms. However, since you are getting the symptoms when supine it brings up possibilities like post nasal drip or gastrointestinal reflux. You may wish to sleep with your head raised. This can be done with firm pillows or by placing an object under the mattress. It is important to hydrate well, to allow you to expel mucus. Something like tessalon perles is very simple and can cut down on coughing from post nasal drip. Sometimes codiene is prescribed for uncontrollable coughs. If this doesn't resolve soon, consider seeing your physician to determine the cause and from there can work on solutions. Take care. ...Read more
Not brain damage: Coughing can be very distressing and have complications but should not lead to brain damage. Migraines also can be severe and there may be many triggers. The best approach is to have a specialist identify the trigger for the coughing. In that way, if the cough can be controlled, then there may be less migraines. ...Read more
I have a bad cold and now I have severe abdomanal pain on my left side whenever I move or cough or sneeze. Is this normal?
Severe pain under right rib was coughing and felt a pop now it hurts bad tender to the touch hurts when I breath or cough pain goes kinda deep.
I have a severe cough that has persisted for 3 weeks now, I cough up flem and it's hurting my chest, I can't go more then 2 minutes with needed to?
I'm just recovered from severed flu. Now im still cough but not severe as before but im noticing there's few blood mixed with the mucus/sputum. :- (?
2.5 wks of cough w/mucus. No congestion for 1.5 weeks but now severe congestion. Low fever 1st week none now. Viral or will meds/abx help? Never sick
Exam: You must be seen, examined, tested, evaluated, diagnosed and treated by a physician asap. You cannot be diagnosed online. ...Read more
Age 64, never smoke. Severe acute cough 15 days ago, took Azythromycin. Now only cough mainly when lying down. Taking 1/3 Hydrocodone APAP. How to cu?
This might be more of an Acute Sinusitis followed by Bronchitis symptoms.
First, Azithromycin is only for 5-6 days, which is considered therapeutic for academic purposes, but usually takes 2-3 weeks of antibiotics to clear infection. Also, when lying down + getting a cough usually indicates that Post Nasal Drainage is the cause for the cough.
Advise warm compresses to face; nasal saline spray ...Read more
Suffering from a severe cough the last 3wks. Already took amoxil (amoxicillin) n klacid but no result. Now I can't breath when coughing. What shld I do? New athma?
ER: If you are experiencing shortness of breath, you should go to an er for evaluation and treatment. Many disorders can lead to shortness of breath, including asthma and many other things. Some causes of shortness of breath are life-threatening and even fatal so do not waste any time at home. Go to er for evaluation/treatment. ...Read more
On antibx for pneumonia. Now pain in upper bk r side normal? Low grd temp, how long before this goes. Day 3 of meds also have asthma bron severe cough
I have had a severe deep barking cough with yellow mucus for three weeks now, it started when some started smoking around me. Having trouble breahting?
Seek care: Trouble breathing is worrisome. It sounds like either asthmatic bronchitis (a bronchial infection triggering temporary asthma)or possibly even pneumonia.Please see a doctor today. If pneumonia you may need antibiotics. If asthmatic bronchitis an inhaler should help. Most bronchial infections are viral though you may be offered antibiotics. Umcka is an herbal medicine proven effective for bronchitis. ...Read more
Endoscopy 6 years ago found severe erosion of esophagus, h pyloric and large amount of acid. Now have chronic cough for years, especially at night.?
LPR...: Your chronic cough might be a symptom of LPR (laryngopharyngeal reflux). This is caused by reflux and regurgitation of stomach contents and acid all the way up the esophagus until it spills over into the larynx and irritates the vocal cords and bronchial tubes. Treatment includes acid suppressive therapy with ppi type drugs e.g. Prilosec, along with diet and lifestyle changes. ...Read more
7th day now- have cold & low temp - severe cough - now no voice - been taking alka seltzer severe flu - don't wanna over react - wait or go to dr?
Follow up: Over the counter medications are not very effective. I would recommend relieving congestion with nasal saline, keeping well hydrated and taking a tsp of honey. If your cough is severe, a follow up is recommended. If there is difficulty breathing /high fever, please see your physician. Most uncomplicated viral illnesses clear up in two weeks. Virtual appt can be made. ...Read more
I am sick and have been having some severe coughing attacks. I was coughing and now I am having upper back pain when I breathe, cough and move.?
I have severe md and now a cough. Can't expel mucus due to trunk weakness. Should I take cough suppressants, or will that increase my pneumonia risk?
Will severe cough do any harm after surgery for retinal detachment? I had the surgery 8 months ago, and now often cough quite severely due to a cold.
I have had severe back pain for almost a week now. It is mostly in my upper/middle left side of back. It hurts most when I breathe in deeply or cough.
Pleurisy: But you need a chest xray.Get a more detailed answer ›
Doc, pls I was exposd to perfumes 2weeks ago which left me with catarrh, gone now but left with a severe cough. I'm ttc pls what drug can I use 4 cough?
Reactive airways: Sensitivities to fragrances and other chemicals can trigger a variety of allergy type symptoms. A prolonged cough after such an exposure is suspicious for reactive airways (bronchoconstriction and excess mucous production). This type of cough requires specific Rx medications (inhaled albuterol and possibly steroids) but may improve some with Zyrtec, (cetirizine) an over the counter allergy medicine. ...Read more
Took 5day pred burst 3 weeks ago. Now want to take 7day Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack to ease severe unrelenting cough. Is this safe or too close together?
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