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Hoarse Cough In Toddler
My 4 year old woke up in the middle of the night with close to a 104 temp & a hoarse cough. Should I immediately take her in?
Yes to ER: To pediatricians, s office need immediate care. ...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
I've had a cough for ages (longer than 3 weeks.) sometimes it is very hoarse but mostly it's a tickle. Any ideas as to what this is?
I was sick with a cold 3 weeks ago and I still have a hoarse cough. Shouldn't it be gone by now? It's a phlemy cough that won't go away.
I am heavy smoker 50 female. I've got a strange symptom but I'm sure someone can help here. About 6-8 weeks ago I noticed that every evening, around same time I get very hoarse. No pain, I've had a cough about maybe 6 months ago but not particularly troub
Be seen: It could certainly be due to your smoking. See your regular doctor or your ENT or pulmonologist. ...Read more
I've had a dry cough for more than two months now accompanied with Hoarseness, what can be causing this?
Many things: The hoarseness could be the result of your cough. Difficult to say what is causing it without information about other medical conditions, smoking, and associated symptoms. Possibilities include infection (bacterial or viral), bronchitis or pneumonia, cancer, foreign body, heart problems, drug reactions, and upper abdominal or even esophageal problems are but to name a few. See the Dr. ...Read more
Someone in my family has a hoarse voice and sometimes a dry cough but he coughs quite loudly when he does but then does not cough for long time after?
How long has the: Hoarseness been present? If a significant period of time (months to years)), he needs to be seen by ENT Dr. To be sure vocal cords are ok. ...Read more
For a couple weeks now I have been struggling with a dry cough (occ wet) at night and uppon waking and a rapsy hoarse voice in mornings. Is it an alle?
Hi yes I wanted to know what it mean when I start coughing my cough sounds like a hoarse and also it sounds dry and I cough up some dark Gary mucues a?
SymptomaticRx/Doctor: You can take Tylenol for fever and over the counter cough medicine but if the fever is high, you have yellow or green phlegm, and your symptome get worse then see your doctor. Most likely you have a viral Upper Repiratory infection and most of these are self limiting. ...Read more
Voice rest: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. See a physician if your cough is not resolving, difficulty breathing or temp > 104. ...Read more
Aspiration: Depending on what was aspirated, symptoms can start almost immediately. ...Read more
Progression in the past 6 days of cough from dry croup-like to hoarse deep phlegmy. More frequent now.
Worsening Cough...: Cough can be due to a number of conditions. A common cold or upper respiratory tract infection is probably the most likely cause, but poorly controlled allergies, asthma, and/or GERD can also cause issues with persistent cough. Try symptomatic management. See your primary doctor for further workup if persists. Might require a chest x-ray if symptoms concerning for pneumonia. ...Read more
What can I do for hoarseness? I sing in a quartet and a choir. I cannot reach the peak of my high notes as I have usually done. I get a cough in between breaths. What should I do?
Voice rest: The simple at home remedy is to rest your voice for 3 days with no singing, no speaking excessively. You should work on more hydration with 6-8 glasses of water/day, humidification in the bedroom, and avoid bad habits like throat clearing. Ultimately, if this is a long term problem, you should see an otolaryngologist for a fiberoptic laryngoscopy or video stroboscopy to evaluate your vocal cords. ...Read more
Hoarse barking cough in 4 yr old for 2 weeks. No other symptoms. What should I do? It does disturb her sleep.
See below: She should be evaluated by her doctor. ...Read more
I am experiencing cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, with phlegm or mucus) (worsened by: lying down, at night).
Cough: Cough is an extremely common symptom. More information is needed on duration of this cough to determine if it is acute or chronic. Do you have a history of allergies, asthma, or bronchitis? Have you been treated with anything? You need to see your primary doctor for a thorough history and physical exam. Treatment can be tailored to your needs based on further evaluation. ...Read more
How long for viral pharyngitis to completely go? Is cough and hoarse voice after six days from diagnosis normal? No strep per test.
Give it time: Usually 1-2 weeks. Give it a bit more time. Contact your doctor if no better after 10-12 days. ...Read more
I have a 2 month long cough and keeps getting worse, no meds or inhaler have helped. It makes it hard to breath and I keep getting a hoarse voice.?
My 3.5 month old baby’s voice is hoarse and she has a slight cough, she doesn’t t have a temp but a slight cough that comes and goes, what can I do?
My 9 year old has been feeling very lethargic and has a fever of 39.2 degrees celsius and he appears to be getting hoarse too and has a crackly cough.
Vocal cord malfunction
can be related to aspiration and coughing and hoarseness!
See ENT - otolaryngology. ...Read more
I have a tickly cough, and a husky hoarse voice, also feel a little under the weather. Is this a common cold? I'm about to be induced will baby get it?
My daughter is experiencing cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, with phelgm or mucus, chronic cough) (worsened by: lying flat, worse at?
It is not clear what: Your question is. Please re-submit with a question so that one of us can help you. Also, be sure to enter your daughter's age. Without more information, it sounds like she should be examined by her doctor. ...Read more
My seven year old has a hoarse cough and his chest hurts when he has these coughing fits? Should he see his doctor or wait it out? Thank you
Depends on timing: If he has only had symptoms for a day or two then there is a high probability he has a viral upper respiratory tract infection. In that case his symptoms should improve within a few days. If he is having trouble breathing or if he has a high fever or if he is unable to eat or drink, these are all reasons to take him to the doctor right away. ...Read more