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How do you get rid of a fever that is 100 degrees fahrenheit and a bad cough?(fast)

How do you get rid of a fever that is 100 degrees fahrenheit and a bad cough?(fast)

Get rid of the infec: See u physician for evaluation and work up , take u medication, try to rest and take enough fluid.

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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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Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a bad cough in 12 hours?

Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a bad cough in 12 hours?

Depends on cause: Since coughing can be a symptom of many disorders, the response to treatment depends on appropriate treatment. A physician can diagnose the cause of the cough and with appropriate treatment the cough may subside in less than 12 hours. If whooping cough, it may take weeks or months.

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How to get rid of a bad cough?

How to get rid of a bad cough?

Diagnosis...: In order to treat a chronic cough, it is necessary to identify the etiology of the cough. Various possibilities include bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip, etc. And these possibilities all have different treatments. So, see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. If you smoke, smoking cessation is needed.

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What things can I use to get rid of a bad cough?

What things can I use to get rid of a bad cough?

Things: Vicks fomula 44, or delsym (dextromethorphan) cough syrup best is find out the cause of your cough.

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How do I get rid of a bad cough and tight chest?

How do I get rid of a bad cough and tight chest?

Meds: A persistent cough associated w/ tight chest is usually due to bronchospasm. Your doctor can prescribe a bronchodilator inhaler which will relieve the bronchospasm and perhaps a steroid inhaler to decrease inflammation. Your doctor can also determine if your cough is due to some other etiology and treat that as well. Good luck!

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I have a bad cough I can't get rid of, what can it be?

I have a bad cough I can't get rid of, what can it be?

Depends...: It depends on how long you have been coughing but in general possibilities include bronchospasm, post-nasal drip, gerd or a combination of these diagnoses. Acute bronchitis can be the diagnosis if the cough is present for a few days to a week or 2. If you smoke, you need to quit to decrease inflammation. Your doctor can help make diagnosis and w/smoking cessation.

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My 3 year old has a bad cough how can I get rid of it?

My 3 year old has a bad cough how can I get rid of it?

Cough: It is not clear what you mean by "bad, " but if it is associated with fever, difficulty breathing, blueness around the lips or fingertips, wheezing, excessive sleepiness (lethargy), or retractions when breathing get to the doctor immediately. I will assume there is no chance he/she has aspirated a foreign object?

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My 4 1/2 month old bub has silent reflux he's had a bad cough for a month during the night that causes him to vomit i can't get rid of it i've tried?

My 4 1/2 month old bub has silent reflux he's had a bad cough for a month during the night that causes him to vomit i can't get rid of it i've tried?

Reflux: Aside from small frequent meals, and sitting up for half an hour before lying down your child should be on a ppi like zantac (ranitidine) taken after meals twice daily.

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So I have a bad cough the past couple of days and a bump showed up behind my ear it's small moveable and painless is it a lymph node? How do I get rid

So I have a bad cough the past couple of days and a bump showed up behind my ear it's small moveable and painless is it a lymph node? How do I get rid

Lymph node: It sounds like a lymph node. There is nothing you can do to get rid of it. Lymph nodes swell up as they filter out infection causing agents from the blood and help protect us. They usually shrink back down to an unnoticeable size after some time. However, sometimes, they do remain slightly swollen and hard due to scarring in the node.

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Since friday my nose has been completely blocked, i got a sore throat and a bad cough. How to i get rid of all these symptoms?

Since friday my nose has been completely blocked, i got a sore throat and a bad cough. How to i get rid of all these symptoms?

URI: If you only have the above symptoms, you can take over the counter cough and cold medications, bed rest, hydration. See your primary care doctor if not better in 1 week or if you have additional symptoms like fever, headache etc.

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How do you get rid of a really bad cough?

How do you get rid of a really bad cough?

Depends....: Before a cough can be treated, the etiology of the cough needs to be diagnosed. Possible causes of an acute cough include acute bronchitis, bronchospasm or a combination of factors. Possible causes of a chronic cough include bronchospasm from any etiology, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. Any of the chronic causes can also be a factor in acute coughs.

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My 5 month old has a really bad cough. I took him to his pediatrician. The doctor said nothing is wrong. How do you get rid of an infant cough?

My 5 month old has a really bad cough. I took him to his pediatrician. The doctor said nothing is wrong. How do you get rid of an infant cough?

Many things help: You can put a humidifier in the room (cool mist is best), raise the head of the crib a few inches, and a number of other things depending on what the cause is. Problems in babies can look different from one day to the next. If there is trouble breathing, poor feeding, irritability or fever, see your pediatrician again.

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I've had this bad cough i can't get rid of.?

I've had this bad cough i can't get rid of.?

Chronic Cough: See your doctor... Quick solutions can stop your cough almost overnight - why suffer. In addition they can diagnose and treat other, more chronic conditions that cause coughing... Allergies, pneumonia, sinus infections, asthma, gerd, tb, etc.

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I can't get rid of this bad cough. Please help?

I can't get rid of this bad cough. Please help?

Severe cough: Severe coughing can be related to many causes including infections, asthma, foreign body in the lungs or esophagus, heart failure, tumor, acid reflux, sinus or allergy issues. For a person to provide helpful treatment, it will be key to know the "cause." a lung specialist such as allergist or pulmonologist can help identify the trigger, so the treatment can be specific.

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How do I get rid of a really bad cough?

How do I get rid of a really bad cough?

Diagnosis: The secret to getting rid of a frustrating cough is to make the correct diagnosis as to what is causing the cough. This problem often requires seeing either an allergist or a pulmonologist. The majority of these problems are a combination of cough varient asthma, chronic post nasal drip and/or gastroesophageal reflux.

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What do I do to get rid of a really bad cough?

What do I do to get rid of a really bad cough?

Acute or chronic?: Chronic is either from chronic bronchitis from smoking, gastric reflux, cough variant asthma, post nasal drip, etc. Therefore the underlying condition needs to be identified and treated. Acute cough often responds to honey, dextromethorphin , hydration, narcotic based cough preparations, lozenges, and humidity.

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When I get sick with a bad cough I have loss of bladder control but otherwise I am fine. Do I need treatment?

Stress Incontinence: This is a type of incontinence that results from excessive pressure or force on the bladder. Coughing, sneezing or heavy lifting are common triggers for some to lose a bit of urine. Treatment can include pelvic exercises like the kegel exercises. Check here for more info: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000891.Htm.

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For 10 days i had a bad cough w yellow mucus, sore throat & ear pain. This happened after my antibiotic treatment for ear/sinus infection. Can't sleep?

For 10 days i had a bad cough w yellow mucus, sore throat & ear pain. This happened after my antibiotic treatment for ear/sinus infection. Can't sleep?

See below: With your description, this is likely viral in nature. Abx are way overused in our society and according to the infectious disease society of america, 98% of all sinusitis is viral and does not need abx. Ear infx are also often viral and the pain you are feeling is due to the fluid behind the ear drum. Also, yellow or green mucous is non-specific and does not always mean bacterial. Tx yr symps.

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Chronic cough in a 65 year-old semi-retired computer software engineer living in Las Vegas. How to resolve the cough and prevent recurrences.....?

Chronic cough in a 65 year-old semi-retired computer software engineer living in Las Vegas. How to resolve the cough and prevent recurrences.....?

Chronic Cough: 65 year old East Asian American gentleman presents with persistent cough he believes started with pharyngitis and developed into severe coughing. Coughing lasted about 2 weeks but now has persisted at night. No complaint of fever, night sweats, hemoptysis. Cough relieved by sitting up. Assessment and plan. Chronic cough that does not go away can be a sign of tuberculosis. You need to have a TB test placed immediately and examine sick contacts, etc. Studies show that the most common causes of chronic cough are upper airway syndrome-postnasal drip (trial of antihistamines indicated), GERD (empiric treatment of GERD indicated) and asthma (trial of bronchodilators indicated). Studies show category C evidence that physicians should order a chest x-ray for non-smokers with a chronic cough (>8 weeks) who are not taking an ACE inhibitor. Since your cough is positional and may be caused by GERD, I would start with an empiric trial of GERD therapy, then antihistamine, then bronchodilators

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