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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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Difficulty breathing, dry cough, fever and now a sore throat. What is this? And what medicine should I take or any home remedies that would help?

Difficulty breathing, dry cough, fever and now a sore throat. What is this? And what medicine should I take or any home remedies that would help?

Acute Bronchitis: Is very common disease caused by cold or upper respiratory infection. Usually improves without complications in a week, but the cough can last for several weeks. If the condition accompanied by wheezing or shortness of breath, fever over 100.5 f , interferes with your sleep, see your pcp for further investigation. ...Read more

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What can I do for a cold at home. Feeling cold and hot, sneezing, sore throat, dry cough and runny nose . Is this flu?

What can I do for a cold at home. Feeling cold and hot, sneezing, sore throat, dry cough and runny nose . Is this flu?

Influenza usually: Manifests with severe headache, cough, and high fevers. Home remedies are antipyretics, antihistamines, cough supressants, and decongestants, all otc. Make sure you stay well hydrated, use a vaporizer, rest, and avoid allergens. See a doctor if it lasts more than a week. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Mary Engrav
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Is it possible to have bronchitis without wheezing and dry cough. Started out wed night, nausea, tight throat. Then sore throat and dizziness. Threw up left work went home, chills that night, next morning, whole body aches, epecially head , chest, hard

Yes, : Yes, you can have bronchitis without wheezing. Bronchitis means that the "bronchioles", the smaller tubes in your lungs, are inflammed. That occurs with viral or bacterial conditions. If your symptoms are worsening, or if you have fever, worsening cough, or any shortness of breath, you will have to be seen again immediately for a re-evaluation. ...Read more

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Please describe a good home remedy for sore throat, cough and sinus congestion?

Please describe a good home remedy for sore throat, cough and sinus congestion?

Remedies: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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Dr. Noel Alonso
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Sore throat and dry cough at night what can I take? Cough keeps me up can't stop coughing due to my throat

Cough...: It sounds as if you may be describing a post-nasal drip, which causes the itchy, scratchy throat and dry cough by stimulating cough receptors at the back of the throat. If an older child (> 12 years old) or adult, may try an otc decongestant and cough suppressant, usually with dextromethorphan. Throat lozenges, humidifiers, topical vicks and offering warm liquids will also help;. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for a sore throat and dry cough?

ST: Fluids, lozenges. Not smoking. Treat the possibles cause (i.E, allergies, cold, reflux, excessive screaming, avoid dust & dry air), dental problems. ...Read more

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I'm on 200mg Zoloft daily +trazodone at night. Is it ok to take benelyn for my sore throat and dry cough?

I'm on 200mg Zoloft daily +trazodone at night. Is it ok to take benelyn for my sore throat and dry cough?

Yes: Just be careful of the extra sedation you may have and lower the trazodone dose temporarily if hungover in the morning. Be careful driving and working around machinery. ...Read more

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Woke up with a sore throat and dry cough (no phlegm.) no fever. 4 days later, sore throat coughing up thick green phlegm..No congestion and no fever!

Woke up with a sore throat and dry cough (no phlegm.) no fever. 4 days later, sore throat coughing up thick green phlegm..No congestion and no fever!

Sinus infection: You may have developed a sore throat and cough from postnasal drip eminatingfrom your sinuses. Check with your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Throat Pain (Definition)

Throat pain is any tenderness or discomfort in the throat. This may be caused by bacterial or viral infections, or any kind of damage to the ...Read more


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