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Flu Cold Cough
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
Pneumonia, bronchitis or flu shortness of breath. Coughing, wheezing, chills, fever, bodyaches, headache
Hello. : Hello. Can not distinguish between these three diagnoses based on this information. You will need a medical history, a physical examination to include auscultation of your lungs and you might need a chest xray as well. They will probably check your blood oxygen level and may also do some lab tests. Would play it safe and get evaluated at the emergency room, as there is a possibility that you could have pneumonia. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Robitussin (guaifenesin): The Robitussin people make a great line of products. They very clearly spell out what is in each cough syrup. There are only a few ingredients to choose from and you don't want to take one that may be unnecessary. Choose a product that has what you need: cough med, decongestant, expectorant, tylenol, (acetaminophen) antihistamine. Most likely, there is a bottle that has the 2 or 3 things in it that you need. ...Read more
Symptoms: sinus pressure, runny nose, sneezing, nasal congestion, cough. Nyquil cold n flu or Mucinex (guaifenesin) fast max cold n flu night time? Which is better?
OTC cold meds: They pretty much work the same way. Cold symptoms should not last for more than 7-10 days. See a local doc if it does not resolve after that period or gets progressively worse. ...Read more
Headache, sore throat, runny/stuffed nose, deep chest cough, hot and cold. No fever. A cold or more?
Cold or more??: If it just a cold, usually there are evident signs of respiratory distress. Those are rapid breathing (more than 24 x/min); nasal flaring;?; chest retractions; and use of the accessory muscles of respiration. If none of thes are present the cough is much more likely to originate at the pharyngeal level. An excellent med for type of cough is benzonatate. ...Read more
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
Tightness/sore throa: If yo feel tightness in your throat you shuld be checked out. If it affects your swallowing or breathing go to the ed otherwise toalk to your doctor or go see him/her. ...Read more
Sore throat. Fever. Chest/throat congestion. Coughs. Stuffed nose. Chills. Body aches? What is this? Home remedies?
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
Head pressure, congesgion, swollen lyphm node, cold chill, stuffy nose, fatuige, body ache, cough, had fever but now 98-99 temp Taking theraflu. Flu?
Could be flu: Tamiflu is the correct therapy in this setting but it's more effective if it's initiated as soon as the symptoms begin. You have not mentioned how long you've had the symptoms. Your physician will also look for other causes of these symptoms as other viral infections besides the flu can have similar symptoms ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was just recovered from cold flu n cough after about a week. The past couple days losing appetite badly. Wht is the cause?hw to treat this condition?
My 22 month old has runny nose. seems to be coming down with flu/cold. No real cough yet. What do I give him?
I have a cold/flu, cough and congestion along with inter menstrual vaginal bleeding and pelvic pain as well. Can the flu cause vaginal bleeding?
Can you have the flu, without any cold, cough, or congestion
symptoms? I have chills, fever, listlessness, no energy. It started with vomiting, but none since.
The : The most common symptoms of flu according to the center for disease control are: -fever (usually high) -headache -nausea, vomiting or diarrhea -fatigue -sore throat -runny nose or congestion -cough -body aches unfortunately, it is difficult to diagnose the flu based on symptoms alone since many other illnesses can cause similar symptoms. Most viral illnesses start to improve after 3-4 days. If you are not staring to feel better in this time frame, you should give your doctor a call for an appointment. Good luck! ...Read more
Always get a flu (cough, cold, sore throat, yellow phlegm) within a week after exercise. A 1 hour gym class and I'm sick. How to prevent this pls?
Exercise/infection: There is some evidence that parameters of immune function can be slightly diminished with intense exercise but this is more than balanced by the beneficial effects of exercise. The probability here is that you are being exposed to classmates with infections that are transmitted to you, and not that your immune system is being compromised. ...Read more
Sore throat, swollen glands and white spots back of throat. Accompanied by headaches, nausea and aches all over my body. Feels like flu minus cough cold?
All natural: Steam up your bathroom with a hot shower and read a story. Your toddler breathing in warm steamy air will help with congestion. As she is over a year old, can also give a teaspoon of honey. The CDC and AAP do not recommend cold medicine for children under 4. http://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/community/for-patients/symptom-relief.html ...Read more
My son is 3 years of age and from birth till now he always suffer from cold cough flu chest congestion. Help?
Recurrent infections: Children will experience more colds and infections especially if they attend daycare, exposed to cigarette smoke or were forn very premature. Chronic or recurrent congestion, cough may indicate allergies and/or asthma. Less common is an immune system problem predisposing children to recurrent, severe or unusual infections. An allergist can assist in sorting these out. ...Read more
My ear is block since 24h after taken a plane!Can i take tylenol for cold,cough,flu since i already taken reactine 24h yesterday at 10 pm or what i do?
Yes, you can: unless contraindicated, also try saline nasal washes and salt water gargles, you most probably have Eustachian tube(s) dysfunction, the tubes connecting the middle ears to the throat,. if no improvement see you doctor, good luck ...Read more
I have a cold / flu stuffed nose coughing mucus and fever headache. Can I take robitusin eith Tylenol cold at same time?
Better not: and which ones? Either Robitussin or tylenol cold have several preparations with different ingredients, stick to only one and read the labels carefully for dosing and timing. Rest, fluids, saline nasal washes would help, and tylenol would help fever, if not better or symptoms are getting worse in a day or two, see your doctor, wish you well ...Read more
Probably not: Common things are common. If it persists, see a doctor. ...Read more
My 9 year old started having cold/flu symptoms 2 weeks ago i'm starting to get worried now because this cough won't go away. Should i be worried?
Yes: Especially if she has other signs and symptoms and condition is just worsening. ...Read more
I have a bad flu and cold for a week, and now i had a cough. It was horrible because after 5 days of coughing i found blood in the mucus 3 days, ?
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Safe Options: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen. Rest! hydrate well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few days later, i got severe cold and flu, after i treat it for like 4 days, why did i get dry cough?
From flu/cold/bronch: You do get cough with flu which can last for more than 4 days.Flu and cold can also lead to bronchitis in some people and usually it is self limiting.Rarely it can lead to secondary bacterial infection causing pneumonia and that requires antibiotics. If cough persists consult your doctor. ...Read more
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