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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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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My thyroid test is due, would my viral cough effect my test results?

My thyroid test is due, would my viral cough effect my test results?

Euthyroid sick.: There is a condition called euthyroid sick syndrome, wherein a process in another part of the body generates a response by the thyroid, thereby affecting temporarily the hormonal output of the thyroid gland. This could make your thyroid hormone levels appear abnormal on a coincident blood test. May be better to wait until you're feeling better to get that blood test. ...Read more

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Help! I've been having chronic dry cough (bp+thyroid patient)?

Help! I've been having chronic dry cough (bp+thyroid patient)?

Review meds with MD: Some of the medications for BP (ACE inhibitors like lisinipril, quinapril, captopril, etc) are known to give dry cough in a small percentage of patients. Do NOT stop meds by yourself without discussing with your MD. Cough also can happen in patients who smoke or with bronchitis/ emphysema or heart failure ...Read more

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I had my thyroid leboctomy jst 6 days back.bt i suffer frm dry cough frm dat day n still hav.I hav also asthama prblm and i use asthelin puff.help me ?

I had my thyroid leboctomy jst 6 days back.bt i suffer frm dry cough frm dat day n still hav.I hav also asthama prblm and i use asthelin puff.help me ?

Mgt: The dry cough may be a symptom of your asthma. If you have an Albuterol inhaler, two puffs may help to alleviate the cough. If you have allergies and post nasal drip/cough then an anti histamine is indicated. Avoid smoke and allergic triggers until seen by your doctor. You should also let your surgeon know about your symptoms. If there was a malignancy, please have a chest radiograph or CT scan. ...Read more

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Does thyroid cancer cause a productive cough?

Does thyroid cancer cause a productive cough?

Not usually. : Thyroid cancer grows outside of the windpipe and therefore almost never causes a productive cough. However, in the extremely rare event that it invades the windpipe this could result in a productive, possibly bloood tinged cough. Other possible causes of a cough could be if the cancer invades the nerve to the vocal cord which helps protect from aspiration. ...Read more

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What chesty cough medicine is safe to take if I have asthma and under active thyroid?

What chesty cough medicine is safe to take  if I have asthma and under active thyroid?

Most every one: Most over the counter cough medicines are safe to take with the above problems but make sure you read the label and ask the pharmacist. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more