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How does a hacking cough effect CHF ?

How does a hacking cough effect CHF ?

It does not: However it is quite possible that the CHF is what is causing the cough not the otherway around, on the other hand some drugs that treat CHF can also cause cough and are called ace inhibitors , and if that is the case then ask your doctor to replace it. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner
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What to use for a dry hacking cough?

What to use for a dry hacking cough?

Find a cause: Try to find whether you have any infection, asthma ., post nasal drip or reflux. Then try to treat accordingly, any cough suppressant will help a little while you are being worked up. ...Read more

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I have a hacking cough and pain between my shoulder blades?

I have a hacking cough and pain between my shoulder blades?

Likely musculoskelet: Your pain is likely musculoskeletal related to your coughing. Possibilities include muscle strain or pulled muscle, cartilage inflammation or even bone bruise. See your doctor so it can be diagnosed and treated. It will likely slowly resolve once the cough ends so see your doctor regarding the cough as well. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to drink rock and rye for a hacking cough?

How to drink rock and rye for a hacking cough?

Carefully: Rock and Rye is just rye whisky with rock sugar. I can not recommend alcohol for treating your cold. However as with all alcoholic beverages use common sense and caution. ...Read more

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Why can't my doctor stop a dry, hacking cough. Should i try other meds?

Why can't my doctor stop a dry, hacking cough. Should i try other meds?

Diagnose first...: Before treating a cough, the cause of the cough needs to be diagnosed. Possibilities include bronchospasm from any cause, GERD, post-nasal drip or even a combination of these factors. All of these have different treatments so your cough needs to be diagnosed first. If you smoke, you need to quit ASAP to decrease airway inflammation. See a lung doctor for diagnosis and treatment! ...Read more

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I have a hacking cough for over two years now. I have asthma and am on inhalers, however if I lie horizontally the coughing stops. What 's up?

I have a hacking cough for over two years now.  I have asthma and am on inhalers, however if I lie horizontally the coughing stops. What 's up?

Pedunculated polyp: A polyp or benign mass growing from a stalk above your vocal cords will hang down when you're standing irritating the true cords & causing cough. When lying down the polyp just hits the back of your throat or swings in the breeze, so to speak. Rare? Quite. Dr. Ostro is right this sounds like an anatomic problem requiring an ENT exam. A spirometry with flow-volume loop is also a good idea. ...Read more

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After i eat, drink, chew gum etc. I always get an awful, hacking cough, often lasting as long as an hour. This has been going on for about a year.

After i eat, drink, chew gum etc. I always get an awful, hacking cough, often lasting as long as an hour. This has been going on for about a year.

Definitely abnormal: The common denominator of all the things mentioned resulting in hacking cough is swallowing. During this process you may be aspirating some swallowed contents thus triggering a reflex cough response. Seek help of your doctor, and there are testing methods to evaluate your problem. ...Read more

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Sharp pains in my lower back and a dry hacking cough every nite for 5months. Back pain is in the majority of everyday. Could this problem be serious?

Sharp pains in my lower back and a dry hacking cough every nite for 5months. Back pain is in the majority of everyday. Could this problem be serious?

Should get workup: Persistent unrelanting cough should always be assessed by a physician and treated. The back pain may be related to the constant coughing. Stay away from over the counter antitussive medications. They may only perpetuate the problem. Get an appointment with a physician and you will sleep much more soundly. ...Read more

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What's a good way to cure dry hacking cough?

What's a good way to cure dry hacking cough?

Tips: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. See a physician if your cough is not resolving, difficulty breathing or temp > 104. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Shen
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Heart Failure (Definition)

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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