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Home Remedies For Persistent Cough For More Than 2 Weeks
M.D. visit: A persistent or worsening cough should be further evaluated. If the cough was associated with congestion, keeping the nasal passages clear with nasal saline, reduces post nasal drip. Conditions such as asthma, gerd and aspiration, a foreign body or CF may also be underlying causes of persistent cough. Your physician may elect to treat or screen for one of the above. ...Read more
6 months babu with persistent cough, nasal congestion and wheezing. the fever (102°f) went away 3 days ago. as a treatment only sodium chloride inhal?
Bronchiolitis: At this age the airways are so small that a little swelling causes the obstruction with wheezing rather than bronchospasm as in asthma. RSV is often the cause. I know it's hard to watch your baby get sick like this but should make a full recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends...: Treatment for a nonproductive, chronic cough depends on the etiology. Some possible etiologies include bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip or even a combination of factors. All these etiologies have entirely different treatments so treatment depends on the suspected etiology. Your doctor should evaluate your cough so the correct treatment can be rendered. ...Read more
Diagnose first...: In order to treat a chronic cough, it must first be diagnosed. Possible diagnoses include bronchospasm from any cause, post-nasal drip, gerd, or a combination of factors. These all have different treatments so see your doctor so the cause of your cough can be identified first and then treatment rendered. ...Read more
I have had a persistent cough for two months now and have recently begun feeling nauseated on a constant basis. May be unrelated.
4 half baby persistent cough since first immunisation occasionally wheezing but getting more persistent cough like mucus filled 2 courses antibiotics?
Cough & wheezing: Cough and wheezing in babies are usually caused by respiratory viruses that don't need antibiotics. A nebulizer treatment can be tried. Some bad viruses like RSV cause cough that persist for a while during recovery. Maybe you need a second opinion on how to treat your baby's condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My almost 3 year old son has persistent cough for the last 3 days. He is active, eats well, plays well. Are there any remedies?
Persistent cough: In a child less than three years old. Depends on what is causing the cough. Most oftentimes it is due to allergies , colds, virus, sinus infection , chemicals, environmental elements or could be reactive airway disease (rad).No approved medications for "cough" per se but , rad and allergies can be treated with prescription from your pediatrician. As always, drink plenty of fluids. ...Read more
I have a persistent cough but my throat doesn't hurt. The last two nights i've also woke up with chest pains and hard to breath. What's wrong?
Cough is chest pain: Chest pains in your age group is unlikely related to the heart. If you have had a productive cough and having chest pains this is likely an infectious process such as pneumonia and your will need a chest x-ray performed and antibiotics. If you have had a chronic cough for weeks associated with sob this could be asthma a pulmonary function test can diagnose. Consult with primary doctor for work up. ...Read more
Can an old case of active TB continue without killing the person and undetected for more then a year just causing persistent cough and breathlessness?
Yes: Tb is very slow - it can simmer for a long time with slowly progressive symptoms. And diagnosis is difficult because the organism is hard to catch and cultures are very slow to grow. So, yes, it's not uncommon to make a diagnosis after it's been present for a long time. ...Read more
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