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How To Stop Coughing After Sawling Wrong
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
Suggestions: I usually recommend narcotic/tylenol (acetaminophen) combination supplemented with Ibuprofen in adults sometimes adding viscous xylocaine. In children tylenol (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen are a good combination. I avoid narcotics in kids because of the risk of life-threatening respiratory depression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cant stop coughing for a few months now, the coughing fits last between 15/30 minutes and i've started to taste blood. After it gets hard to breathe.
Chronic cough: You have suffered long enough! you are probably fatigued from sleepless nights and symptoms are worsening . Metallic taste is from the blood caused by dry nasal mucosa. Time to get checked so you can be prescribed the correct medicines to alleviate the cough and have a life . Drinking warm liquids, honey and tea with lemon can help thin out some mucus ...Read more
I am doing continuous masturbation since 1 month. I enjoy it and can't resist from doing it but I feel pain after doing this. I have headache, back pain and so. I am not being able to stop this, how to stop it ? What bad effects it will have on me ?
Doctor can evaluate: Frequency of masturbation varies a lot. For some, once every 8 wks seems too much; but for others, once every 8 hrs seems not enough. One should maybe cut back if he or she often thinks of doing it less, if he or she starts feeling guilty about it, if it interferes with his or her daily activities such as school or work, etc. Headache and backache may be due to other causes. A doctor can examine. ...Read more
Find symptom's cause: Nausea/vomiting may be gi-related (food poisoning, peptic disease, gastroparesis, due to biliary & pancreatic disease, gas/bloat syndrome, small bowel problems). Consider "central" causes: motion sickness, vertigo, migraine headache, brain problems (some very serious). Also, rule out infection (? Urinary tract), medication side effects, pregnancy, &even reaction to stress. Find &and treat cause. ...Read more
Sleep disorder: Periodic limb movement disorder or nocturnal myoclonus results in slow or rapid jerk like movements (respectively) these could be diagnosed with a sleep study or polysomnogram. Check with your physician to check regular blood work like thyroid hormone or iron levels and avoid caffeine or nicotine products. In severe cases certain medications may be necessary to help you sleep. Hope you feel better. ...Read more
I constantly scrunch my nose and can't stop. I wake up doing it and by night my face is so sore I have to go to bed. How can I stop this facial tick?
Find out why: If you aren't able to control it, you may have a neurological condition. Check with your pcp to find a neutologist who can thoroughly evaluate you for other signs. Many tic and compulsive disorders can be treated with medication so, don't suffer needlessly any longer. ...Read more
See a Doctor.: Coughing has so many causes. Anything from a common cold, bronchitis, pneumonitis, infections, tumors, thyroid issues , allergies, medications and many more. You need to be examined, give a good history, get a chest x ray, to begin with. Then the cause will be treated accordingly. ...Read more
I constantly scrunch my nose and can't stop. I wake up doing it and by night my face is so sore I have to go to bed. How can I stop this facial tic?
Could be allergy!: Based on your description, i wonder if allergic rhinitis may have a play on this habit. An allergic salute--burying the palm of your hand at the end of your nose and rubbing fiercely--is commonly seen with allergies. Also, do you possibly have a crease horizontally across your nose from bending the tip of your nose up frequently? This is known as an allergic crease. See your ENT physician or fp. ...Read more
I sometimes get nosebleeds when I sneezing during a cold? What could be causing this? How do I stop this from happening again? Please, I need help!
How can I stop having anxiety from worrying about how my body is gonna feel after prolonged bed rest? I have fears I will vomit or pass out.
Got Therapist?: What does PROLONGED bedrest have to do with anything? Do you suffer from sleep disorders of some sort? I believe you need to discover the true origin of these fears and worries. Do you suffer from PTSD due to something terrible that happened to you when you where a child or adolescent? If you don't have either a therapist or psychiatrist who practices cognitive behavioral therapy then, seek one. ...Read more
Sob/cough: should see your doctor soon---and get a full evaluation If you have a history of Asthma it may be a flair of symptoms---if you do not have a history of asthma ---it could be an infection-----or possibly a chemical irritant ; Any case if you are having so many symptoms--have it checked out ...Read more
Hi, when i sneeze immediately after the sneeze every time i try to swallow i sneeze again. This has been happening for about 9 months now. It does subside after a few minutes, but it's kinda scary when you can't swallow, and it's hard to catch your breath
STOP SNORING: Snoring may be a symptom for a larger problem called obstructive sleep apnea which can be deadly. I'm not trying to scare you but you should see your internist and have him rx a sleep study to rule out any breathing disorder. If you have a mild to moderate problem, sleep appliances are available that work wonders. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Find trigger first: Sneezing at night or in the morning is a common symptom for people with indoor allergies triggered by dust mite, animal dander, feather pillows or mold. Focus on triggers in the bedroom. Frequently there is nasal congestion and runny nose. An allergist can assist in finding the trigger, so a reasonable treatment plan can be offered. ...Read more
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?
Consider asthma: Prolonged cough after an upper respiratory illness can be an indication of reactive airway disease or a form of asthma-cough variant. It is common to have cough and excess sinus secretions persisting 2-3 weeks following a normal cold but there should be gradual improvement. If the cough lasts much longer especially if there is some wheezing then asthma treatments might help reduce cough duration. ...Read more
My 3 months baby has pallid breath holding spell what should I do when it happens again? Should i blow her mouth? What to do to avoid?
Apnea: If the baby has not been evaluated for this problem and you have witnessed episodes of no breathing or any trouble breathing it needs immediate attention. Should be seen at the ed if it has happened just recently. ...Read more
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