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How could I know if my daughters tickly cough is because of kittens?

How could I know if my daughters tickly cough is because of kittens?

Antihistamines: Two things: if she always coughs when around the kittens... Likely causing allergy. Second, try an antihistamine for when you expect her to be around the kittens.. If the cough is not present ... Likely an allergy to cats. Cats are more allogenic than dogs. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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


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What is the best thing to do for a tickle causing a bad cough. My wife has asthma and the tickly cough has lasted a few days?

What is the best thing to do for a tickle causing a bad cough. My wife has asthma and the tickly cough has lasted a few days?

See doctor: The tickle may be from post-nasal drips (most people with allergic asthma also has allergic rhinitis), sinusitis, or even reflux. Or it may just be a sign of an inflamed airway leading to worsening in her asthma. It's time to see her doctor. ...Read more

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When I cough there is a tingling feeling in the middle of my chest. What could it be?

When I cough there is a tingling feeling in the middle of my chest. What could it be?

Possibilities...: This is possibly due to a musculoskeletal problem. Possibilities include muscle strain, cartilage inflammation, etc. The possible diagnoses of the cough include bronchitis, bronchospasm, gerd, sinus disorders, etc. See your doctor for a more specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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I've got a dry/tickling cough that's persistent enough that every breath I take can trigger it. What's the best thing I can do to break it?

I've got a dry/tickling cough that's  persistent enough that every breath I take can trigger it. What's the best thing I can do to break it?

It depends on why: you have the cough. If you cough every time you take a breath, then it is pretty serious. If you have bronchitis, you need to be seen by healthcare provider to get proper treatment. Some cough drops (e.g. Ricola) or cough syrup can help. If you cough because you have severe acid reflux, or cancer, or runny nose/allergies, then you should treat the underlying condition first. ...Read more

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What causes tingling on my sides when i cough?

What causes tingling on my sides when i cough?

Muscle pain, hypoxia: There are many things that could be happening such as a pulled muscle or, depending on how hard and long you cough, a decrease in oxygen in the blood thy can lead to a tingling sensation. If it persists you should ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi there, I have recently been travelling and had a chesty cough for weeks, that's cleared a bit but now I have a burning/ tingling sensation in my ch?

Hi there, I have recently been travelling and had a chesty cough for weeks, that's cleared a bit but now I have a burning/ tingling sensation in my ch?

Burning/tingling: Is the burning and tingling on the skin of your chest or does it feel like it is coming from your lungs? I'm glad to hear the cough has cleared up a bit. If you develop a rash on your chest then go see a doctor within a day or two. Otherwise, likely the cough and the burning/tingling sensation will resolve in time. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why do i have a numb tingling in under my rightside ribcage when i cough?

Why do i have a numb tingling in under my rightside ribcage when i cough?

Numb : This is most probably caused by a local nerve impingement when you cough with chest muscle contraction. It is nonspecific and unlikely to be worrisome. ...Read more

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Lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide). For a couple months now I have been having a cough, but only at night. It is kinda like a dry tickling cough. Do I need med change?

Lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide). For a couple months now I have been having a cough, but only at night. It is kinda like a dry tickling cough. Do I need med change?

Lisinopril: def has cough as a side effect. Talk to your doctor before changing or stopping. But the only way to know if it's the med. Is by stopping ...Read more

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I have a tickling throat that makes me cough. This happens every night so what i can do about it?

I have a tickling throat that makes me cough. This happens every night so what i can do about it?

Antacids: The most common causes of cough in adult include esophageal reflux and asthma/allergies. You can start by trying an antacid. If that works, then reflux is causing your cough. Also be sure you don't have obstructive sleep apnea, which would wake you up coughing. ...Read more

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After a cold or virus i experience an extreme tickling biting feeling in my stomach. It causes me to want to cough. It goes away after several weeks.

After a cold or virus i experience an extreme tickling biting feeling in my stomach. It causes me to want to cough. It goes away after several weeks.

Inflammation: From your description here, it sounds like these viruses might be causing inflammation. This could persist for sometime giving you the sensation that u describe. This is especially true if you have asthma or someone in your family has it (which would give you a genetic link to the disease). Hopefully you have regular care with a primary doctor. If you have asthma, there are maintenance meds 2 take ...Read more

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Is it possible for cough drops to irritate your throat and cause tickling if overused?

Is it possible for cough drops to irritate your throat and cause tickling if overused?

Avoid menthol: Menthol which is in most drops, feels good and cool at first. But it is drying to the mucosa and will dry your irritated throat. So use glycerin instead. Or black currant. Or pectin containing drops. ...Read more

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There's this tickling feeling in the back of my throat and i constantly cough! how to cure this?

There's this tickling feeling in the back of my throat and i constantly cough! how to cure this?

Antihistamines: The most common reason for having a throat tickle is allergy. You may or may not have runny/itchy eyes & nose with sneezing; but it is worth a try. Daily, non-sedating claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec, or Allegra should do the trick. This may be a seasonal thing, or may be year round. If it is more of a constant thing, then switch your daily antihistamine every 2-3 months to maintain the effect. ...Read more

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Have dry, tickling cough attacks in the night, tight lungs/chest, and hoarseness. What is this, and how should I treat it?

Have dry, tickling cough attacks in the night, tight lungs/chest, and hoarseness. What is this, and how should I treat it?

Could be asthma: Symptoms of cough that occur in cold air or at night could signal some mild asthma or allergies developing. See is being in warm bathroom with shower running to create a spa affect, try an over the counter antihistamine and if that does not help you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Tickling throat that makes me cough happens every night. How do I get rid of this?

Tickling throat that makes me cough happens every night. How do I get rid of this?

? reflux: If this only happens every night when you lay down to go to bed - this sound like it is most likely being caused by gastroesophageal reflux. Would probably be helped most by seeing an ENT doc to look down your throat to see - and if the appearance of your vocal corsds confirms this possibility, then seeing a gastoenterologist for complete work-up and treatment. ...Read more

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My throat has been bothering me for a couple days. There is no pain, just tickling when i clear my throat, a cough and a scratchy voice. Any ideas?

My throat has been bothering me for a couple days. There is no pain, just tickling when i clear my throat, a cough and a scratchy voice. Any ideas?

Inflammation: This could just be inflammation which is usually caused by post-nasal drip whether you can feel it or not. Try rinsing your nose with saline solution using a sinus rinse bottle. Neil-med makes one that works well and can be found in most drug stores and grocery stores. ...Read more

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Phlegm in back of throat sometimes it feels like something tickling in my throat and sometimes it makes me cough and doesn't go away slight heaache?

Phlegm in back of throat sometimes it feels like something tickling in my throat and sometimes it makes me cough and doesn't go away slight heaache?

Throat problems: Your problems sound as if you need to see a ENT physician. You need to have your throat, lower esophagus, vocal cords and sinuses evaluated to see if a cause for your symptoms can be found and treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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When i breathe in i get this burning feeling in top of chest, and tickling cough feeling. No phlem, xray clear, CBC good. No fever ? But feel lousy

When i breathe in i get this burning feeling in top of chest, and tickling cough feeling. No phlem, xray clear, CBC good. No fever ? But feel lousy

Need to look at meds: You underlying pots condition causes rapid heart rate and the meds are trying to slow it down , bu the meds are probably causing the symptoms. Need to have the doctor reevaluate the need of the meds in your case, Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) is the issue. ...Read more

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