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Having A Wet Cough After Tonsillectomy
Just had a hacking cough after choking on water. I had tonsillectomy 4 days ago. Will this increase bleeding risk?
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
I had a cold prior protected sex & afterwards, cough since. Is a month-long dry cough with rare productive clear, white mucus symptomatic of STD/HIV?
Not HIV or other STD: No STD causes cough, nasal congestion, or other cold symptoms. Neither does HIV. Acute HIV symptoms, when they occur, are sore throat, headache, muscle aches, inflamed lymph nodes, and rash -- but not cough, runny nose, sinus symptoms, etc. Almost certainly you just have a cold or allergy, not related to any sexual exposure (unless your partner also had a cold). No worries, no need for testing! ...Read more
About 3 weeks ago started a dry cough.Then about a week ago, wet cough and cold symp. Still coughing green phlegm.Give more time? Non smoker.
3yr old son had is having difficulty breathing and snoring while sleeping after a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy 2 days ago.is this normal.
Tonsils: although there can be some swelling after surgery, i would give the surgeon a call ...Read more
Past several days been having a dry cough and choking feeling in throat. Sometimes starts after eating and lasts for hours. No relief after trying fluids, cough drops, etc.
Need med-checkup: If your cough is persistent for more than one week, you need a medical check up of your chest. Dry cough can be caused by allergies or Asthma which require a Physical examination by a doctor before we can be certain. A chest C-X-Ray may also be useful to check your lungs. ...Read more
I've had a wet cough for a few days now. I cough every time air hits the back of my throat. I get a stuffy nose n dry throat when waking up.
Virus vs allergy/PND: Your symptoms are most likely from a virus which can cause coughing especially in night time cool air. If this is a chronic condition it can sometimes be due to allergies or postnasal drip but less common. Drink plenty of fluids, try zinc lozenges at outset of discomfort in throat/virus starting. Get plenty of rest. See MD if fever develops or severe sore throat. ...Read more
I am coughing up green mucus. Is that a sign of an infection? I had a dry cough about a week ago after shoveling snow.
Had a cold a couple of weeks ago. I've had a cough since but no congestion or stuffy nose. No phlegm when I cough?
I had strep throat completed 10 days of antibiotic about 4 days ago. Now I have a congested cough that has a very bad taste when I cough. Any suggesti?
Infection: It is possible that your lower respiratory tract has become infected with a different or similar, resistant bacteria which is causing bronchitis. You may need additional antibiotics with a medication that will better target this area. Guaifenesin, more liquids, & humidification may help. You should discuss this with your doctor or I am available, if you need further assistance. ...Read more
I had a dry tickly cough with coughing fits for 3 weeks, also blocked nose for 1 week. Cough is gone, have sore throat for 1 week, spit blood?
Sore throat: After 3 weeks of uri. Need examination could be an infection or tears from prolonged irritation and dryness. ...Read more
Every evening, I have a 24 oz cold Slurpee after dinner. After I'm done, I have a clear phlegm that I cough up all night with raspy&wheezing breathing?
Hello, I have dry cough , itchy throat and gagging cough. No sickness or aches or fever. Had the cough for 2 months now. Once in a while hoarse voice?
URI: Should be evaluated by physician.Get a more detailed answer ›
Had a cold over a week ago symptoms subsided still some conjestion in chest coughing up phlegm clear, ,cough 4 perhour when to worry about a cough.
8 month old on day7 of a cold that's only symptom was a stuffy runny nose. This morning he has a loose wet cough. Just clearing out leftover mucus?
COUGH, MUCUSghing up musus for weeks when I'm not sick? I am a smoke for 20 years but the cough is new.
I had a tonsillectomy done 4 days ago now I am coughing up mucus and sneezing a lot could I have pneumonia or bronchitis
Could: without an exam, I can only give general information, it is common after having a tube down the throat after an operation to have inflammation and increased secretions in the uuper resp tract. Incentive spirometry is generally recommended to speed recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son has had a dry cough for about 4 months, he had tonsillitis to start with but the cough is still here even after antibiotics. No cough at night.?
He should be seen: It could be pertussis, or cough-variant asthma, even without a night-time cough, or allergy-triggered cough. There are other types of lung problems more common in certain age groups so it is important to know how old he is. No matter what, a prolonged cough is not normal and a complete history including environment, exam, possible blood/skin/xray tests need to be considered. ...Read more
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