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Home Remedies For Barking 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
Saline rinses: The cough is often related to the sinus drainage. Wash your nose with salt solution, use decongestants and anti-inflammatory medications. These will promote drainage of the sinuses. Drink plenty of fluids, and Mucinex (guaifenesin) type medications may help as well. If symptoms persist over 7 days, see a doctor. ...Read more
Barking seals cough: This is seen in croup. It helps to expose the child to a cold and humid air. Croup usually occcurs in the winter months and so opening up the window and letting your child breath at the window helps. If you can take the child outside sefely that works better. Humidifiers may help as well. If the child is having respiratory difficulty then u should take the child to er asap. ...Read more
Consistent illness: Chronic or recurrent symptoms warrant medical evaluation to determine cause. ...Read more
Get a diagnosis: The best way to do that is see a doc. Depending on what country you went to, and what your exposures were will start the process of getting a diagnosis, and thus a good treatment. Sometimes, those answers cannot be provided, and treatment has to be given as a 'best guess' approach. If the symptoms are really troublesome, I would try to be seen ASAP. Especially because you don't want to spread this ...Read more
Get med check.: Mix hot water, 1 tsp. lemon juice & 1 tsp. honey in a mug, then add more lemon juice or honey to taste, if desired. Sip the mixture slowly and inhale the steam from the hot liquid to help reduce congestion in the chest. 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. ...Read more
Barking cough: A cough can occur from any one of a multitude of infections. Barking coughs are classically associated with croup - which is a children's infection. In adults, you might get a barking cough from a viral infection. Some of the viruses that do it include: the flu, a virus called parainfluenza virus, adenovirus, and RSV. If the symptoms are really bad you'll have to see your primary doc for help. ...Read more
I am 25 years old. I do not smoke. I have had a barking cough (sounds similar to a seal) for about two weeks now. ?
My 5 year old son has a barking cough. I've been giving him Pedicare every four hours. He's had the cough since Wednesday?
My 2 year old has had a barking cough for over a week now, what could this be? No other symptoms apart from hoers voice
Croup: Your child most likely has croup, which is caused by a virus. It causes swelling around the vocal cords, resulting in a hoarse voice and barking cough. It is usually worse at night. Give him lots of clear liquids. Take him in the bathroom with the shower running to breathe steamy air. Call your doctor if a fever >101, more trouble breathing, or not tolerating fluids well. ...Read more
I have been having a serious barking cough, for weeks now. It maybe allergic as the pollen count is very high these days. Can anyone help me?
Maybe not allergic: A barking cough suggests involvement of the windpipe and voice box - not the usual areas for allergies. Think croup, laryngotracheobronchitis, and whooping cough. Cough-variant asthma, vocal cord dysfunction, and acid reflux should also be considered. Your health care professional - medical assistant, nurse practitioner, physician's assistant, md - can help you figure this out. ...Read more
My 3yo son has what i think is croup. Horrible barking cough that will not let up day or night. I have tried everything and not much relief.Plz advise?
Probably croup: It can be managed at home unless he starts with distressed breathing. That means seeing muscles in neck moving or abdomen rocking. It will sound bad. It is worse at night and gets progressively worse and peaks on third day then improves. At night bundle up and go out in cold to help the breathing and cough. Usually sound worse than child feels. Can have a high temp too. ...Read more
I have a severe barking cough and back pain, which I think is my lungs, any idea what it could be?
Viral bronchitis: It is impossible to diagnose this without a full history and exam, but the nature of the cough suggests bronchitis. Without knowing whether you may be breathing in toxins such as atmospheric pollutants or cigarette smoke this is likely to be due to viral infection and the back pain either due to strained rib muscles or to inflammation of the lining of the lungs (pleuritis). ...Read more
Can dairy aggravate asthma? Every time i consume dairy there is a increase in my need to take my rescue inhaler as well i develop a barking cough
My son has a barking cough and is wheezing worse at night than during the day he has a slight temp and isn't eating much what can I do to help him?
My son woke up with a barking cough Thursday night so we took him to the doctor Friday where he was diagnosed with croup. It is now Tuesday night and he still has fever. Peds said to come back in on Wednesday if he still had fever then. What is the next s
Taking salbutamol 2 puffs every 4 hrs for 3 days....Can i take it more often? Very heavy feeling in chest and barking cough with lots of mucous
You may need: Other meds to help. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
My five year old boy has a temperature of 39.4 and a barking cough could this be croup if it is what should I do if not croup what could it be?
Croup: This certainly may be croup which is a viral infection that affects the upper part of the airway. The inflammation in this area is the cause of the barky cough. This is treated with cool air and possibly a dose of steroids. There are other more serious conditions that are similiar to croup so you should see a doctor asap. Croup is usually mild and lasts a few days. All kids will get croup. ...Read more
Has had a temp of over 39'c since 3pm yesterday and it doesn't seem to be coming down after paracetamol and ibrufen. He has a nasty barking cough?
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
My 13 year old had 3 fevers and a barking cough that is sometimes long and high pitched. What is it? Doctor or not
See the doctor: He deserves to see a doctor and need a physical examination for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Have histoplasmosis and have a barking cough coughing up green mucous and red tinted mucous.Had bronchoscopy 4 days ago?
Call doctor: Best to call your doctor who did the bronchoscopy four days ago. They need to be made aware that you're having green mucus, and blood tinged sputum. They will be able to better assist you in providing treatment plan, or follow-up to return to the office. You may need to be placed on medications. Plus this needs to be documented in your chart. ...Read more