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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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Should i tell my doctor about this and ask him to get my tonsils removed? Every time i've gotten sick lately, has been in my throat and i cough up these irregular white... Balls? I coughed one up in the middle of my biology class the other day, and my tea

Should i tell my doctor about this and ask him to get my tonsils removed? Every time i've gotten sick lately, has been in my throat and i cough up these irregular white... Balls? I coughed one up in the middle of my biology class the other day, and my tea

What : What you are describing are tonsilliths .... These are small stones that can occur in the crypts (pockets) that are located on the surface of your tonsils. Normally, these pockets can fill with dead cells, food particles, and bacteria. The normal body elimination process gets rid of these without much difficulty. When the debris gets clogged up, small white "balls" can form. This would be like a like a pimple forming due to a blocked pore. While these can be expressed manually with a q-tip or in some cases with a water pick, they can become a nuisance. In addition to real bad breath, they can be a source for infection if the pockets can't drain normally. With all this in mind, it would be a good idea to see an ENT doctor to discuss the various options for treatment, one of which would be tonsillectomy. ...Read more

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Why does my throat tickle and make me cough?

Why does my throat tickle and make me cough?

Throat itching: Greetings. The throat itching may be from an allergic reaction. Your airway is obviously stable and I'm assuming swallowing is normal. An antihistamine such as Claritin, Allegra or Zyrtec may help. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will work fastest but may cause drowsiness. See your doctor. Testing for foods in your diet as well as anything new to your environment should be targeted for evaluation. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Why does the inside of my throat rattle when i cough?

Why does the inside of my throat rattle when i cough?

Probably mucus : It usually means means you have mucus or phlegm in your respiratory passages. ...Read more

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Why we get cough,cold and sour throat and how to avoid them?

Why we get cough,cold and sour throat and how to avoid them?

Virus infections: Nearly everyone gets viral infection(from the air) and that causes sore throat running nose and cough. It is unavoidable except to keep yourself healthy by sleeping 7-8 hours daily and eat lots of fruits and vegetable so that you get a good amount of Vitamin-C in your body daily. That may reduce the number of such episodes per year(one or two colds in a year is quite normal) ...Read more

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What does it mean if you cough a brown thing from your throat?

What does it mean if you cough a brown thing from your throat?

Depends....: If it is from the airways, it may be a sign of acute bronchitis, an infection of the airways. It may have originated from your sinuses and be a result of post-nasal drip which may indicate a sinus infection. Your doctor can tell the difference by examining you and then will be able to treat the problem. ...Read more

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Why do I get cough continuosly at times when my throat dries up?

Why do I get cough continuosly at times when my throat dries up?

Need more details: There is a large list of things that can cause cough- asthma, reflux, allergy, sinus infection, nerve irritation, among others. Throat dryness can certainly be irritating and trigger a cough reflex. Simple otc treatment includes saline sinus rinse, guaifenesin, throat lozenges, antihistamines (e g loratadine), and various "coug syrups." if it lasts longer than a couple of weeks, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have to cough to itch scratch in throat?

What does it mean when I have to cough to itch scratch in throat?

Cough: Commonly allergies which result in post nasal drip can cause this. Could also be developing a respiratory tract infection. Especially prevalent at times like now when seasons/weather is changing. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more