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How To Stop Coughing After Sawling Wrong
Almost constantly, I have a "cough attack" from liquid going down the wrong pipe. What can cause it to happen so frequently, how do I make it stop?
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
Cough: In general, a symptom of coughing can first be addressed by over the counter measures. Cough specific syrups or tablets are readily available. Decongestant medicines can help if the cough is related to sinus drainage. Giving the cough ample time to clear is advisable but if you develop fevers, shortness of breath, chest pains, or bloody sputum, it may be time to see your doctor. ...Read more
Identify the trigger: A cough is a protective reflex for the lungs. Cough lasting longer than 6 weeks is abnormal and considered chronic and should be checked by a doctor. The treatment for the cough depends on the underlying cause-----infection, asthma, acid reflux, sinus problem, allergy, etc. ...Read more
Depends...: Depends on the severity of your cough, the reason for the cough, how far you are traveling, the transportation means like car, train, plane. You need to see your doctor prior to your vacation to determine the correct answer for you, especially if you are also short of breath as your last question indicates. Good luck! ...Read more
This is called stress incontinence.
Many factors including age and prior surgeries. Usually difficult to find one definitive solution.
Obviously, treat illness that is causing chronic coughing. Reduction in weight (if overweight). Reduce consumption of caffeine or alcohol. Talk to gyn dr about pelvic floor exercises. Plan frequent toilet trips.
Google "stress incontinence" for more options. ...Read more
Depends on the cause:
It depends on the cause of the cough. Most acute coughs are due to viral infections, but coughs can also be caused by allergies, tuberculosis, cancer etc.
Presuming you are talking about an acute infection, my favorite treatments are the herb pellargonium sidoides (sold as umcka) & homeopathy. A good article on homeopathy for coughs is http://homeopathyplus. Com. Au/coughs-and-how-to-treat-them/. ...Read more
Identify trigger: There are many reasons for cough and the treatment depends on the cause of the cough. Severe cough may indicate a foreign body in the airway or esophagus (food tube), infection or post nasal drip. Rather than suppress the cough, a child should be evaluated to make sure there is no severe underlying lung condition. ...Read more
Depends...: If the cough is productive and due to infection, you may not want to suppress it as this is the way of ridding your body of the infection. See you doctor for evaluation to determine whether or not the cough should be treated with cough suppressants or allowed to run its course. ...Read more
Cough: It may be due to an allergy and respond to OTC anti-histamine. You may also try gargling to remove irritants. ...Read more
Cough + Humidity: Could be nothing, as the other doctor noted, but it could also be the first sign of asthma. Cough with humidity is a classic symptom we see. If it persists I would see an asthma specialist for very simple testing to determine if it is asthma since 5k die and 500k are hospitalized yearly due to asthma. ...Read more
Cough: There are many causes of cough that range from viral and bacterial infections to reflux. Sometimes, the cough is a side effect of a drug, the common of which are ace inhibitors, which are used to treat high blood pressure. There are over-the-counter cough medicines, like dextromethorphan. These are usually packaged with an expectorant like Guaifenesin and come in liquid and pill forms. ...Read more
See below: These symptoms could be serious and need to be thoroughly evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
Hi. I'm smoker. Now I fell cough. What tips for stop the smoke and the best medicine for that. Thx?
Cold turkey.: As far as quitting without any nicotine replacement, the cold turkey method is great, and has proven to be the most successful method overall. But plan it ahead of time. Pick a quit date in advance, maybe a meaningful date like a birthday or holiday, and gather people who are aware of your attempt that you can call upon for moral support if you start to falter. Good luck!! ...Read more
Hi, I have a cough, it's not to bad during the day, however at night I can't seem to stop! Help please?
Sinusitis: Depending on when the cough starts at night it may be that you have a sinus infection. When you lay down the sinuses begin to drain and will trigger a cough because of the post-nasal drip that occurs. If the symptom has been going on for more that 7 to 10 days you should see you doctor. ...Read more
My son coughs in the morning but stops pass 9am or 10am. Then he will cough again at night around 12midnight or 2am but it won't last 5 minutes during?
Get a checkup!: Cough is a symptom of throat and possibly lung problems. If you have a persistent cough, it could be simply related to allergy drainage or acid reflux. An examination by a throat specialist can identify the cause of the cough and then treatments will avoid the need for cough drops. The key is to deal with the cause, not the treatment! ...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
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