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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Diagnose first...: Before a persistent cough can be treated, you first need to know the etiology of the cough. If it is non-productive, possibilities include bronchospasm of any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination. All of these have different treatments. If the persistent cough is productive of sputum, you may have chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, again a different treatment. See doctor for diagnosis. ...Read more
Post-nasal drip: It is most likely part of the postnasal drip or allergic rhinitis. When you lay down the little amount of secretions flow from the sinuses and the nose to the back of the throat and cause irritations. There are other causes though so have your doctor look at you and make sure. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: A person with a persistent dry cough can be evaluated by a doctor to see if antibiotics, asthma meds, or allergy meds are needed. Possible causes include viral or bacterial infection, the flu, mild "whooping cough", regular pneumonia, "walking pneumonia", allergic problems, asthma, etc... People with very mild, non-persistent symptoms sometimes find the otc allergy and cough meds helpful. ...Read more
Depends....: If you have a cough due to an infection, as in acute bronchitis, then an expectorant would be recommended so you could cough out the infected sputum. If there is no infection present, like an allergy related cough, then a suppressant may be helpful. If you are unsure, see your doctor so it can be determined whether there is infection present. ...Read more
Pretty sure I have bronchitis (had it a few times before). Are there any new good OTC cough suppressants you can recommend for a dry hacking cough?
Possibilities...: First, the duration of the cough is important to determine cause. For example, if if is present for a few days to week, the likely diagnosis is acute bronchitis. If present for over 3 weeks, then possibilities include bronchospasm from any cause, chronic bronchitis, post-nasal drip, gerd, or even a combination of factors. See you doctor for eval and definitive treatment. ...Read more
Heart failure is a complex set of conditions in which the heart "fails" to pump a normal amount of blood with each beat. This can be due to poor squeezing function (systolic heart failure) and/or a stiff heart incapable of filling normally (diastolic heart failure). Common symptoms include swelling and trouble breathing, particularly when ...Read more
Otherwise known simply as heart failure, is a condition in which the heart muscle is weakened. It may be receiving inadequate blood flow, its valves might be malfunctioning or the heart muscle might have thickened or stiffened. As a result, the heart, which is a pump, cannot supply the body with ...Read more
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