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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?

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?

Uncoordinated swallo: "dysphagia" is difficulty swallowing, can be due to muscular, neurological issues. See md, may need a swallowing study, e.g. Video esophagram, to watch the mechanism, with liquids, thin and thick, as well as solids. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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


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Which is a good way to stop a cough?

Which is a good way to stop a cough?

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

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Can I tell me how I can stop this cough?

Can I tell me how I can stop this cough?

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

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Will cough stop me from going on my vacation?

Will cough stop me from going on my vacation?

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

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I cough at the end if every exhale? What's wriong

I cough at the end if every exhale? What's wriong

Bronchospasm....: This is likely caused by bronchospasm, which is very treatable. So, see your doctor so this cough can be diagnosed and treated! ...Read more

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How do I stop a really bad cough?

How do I stop a really bad cough?

Know the cause: Cough can be from the lungs, the sinuses, allergy, the throat, acid reflux, and is a reaction to something that triggers the cough reflex. Have it evaluated as the best treatment is to treat the cause. ...Read more

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How can you stop an asthmatic cough in minutes?

How can you stop an asthmatic cough in minutes?

Bronchodilator: An albuterol bronchodilator may help within 15 minutes. However if your asthma is anything more than mild, you will likely need a controller medication which include an inhaled steroid with or without a long-acting bronchodilator. ...Read more

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If my Losartan is causing me to cough should I stop taking it?

If my Losartan is causing me to cough should I stop taking it?

Maybe: Losartan can cause cough. If you have a cough from Losartan, then you should stop it, AFTER you speak to your doctor and get something else for your high blood pressure. I would not go off the medicine without letting your doctor know ...Read more

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How do I stop peeing when I cough?

How do I stop peeing when I cough?

Many factors: 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

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How can I stop an uncontrollable cough that makes me pee?

How can I stop an uncontrollable cough that makes me pee?

Pertussis: Your question has become very appropriate currently. You probably have pertussis or whooping cough whose incidence has risen quite rapidly according to recent reports from the cdc. Please see your doctor to be tested for it and/or get treated. ...Read more

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How to stop a cough naturally?

How to stop a cough naturally?

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

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I have a cough how to stop it?

I have a cough how to stop it?

Cough: You need to find out the CAUSE of the cough. Please see your doc. It MAY be an allergy or a reaction to a medication, or something else. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What can stop acute cough in children?

What can stop acute cough in children?

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

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How can I stop a cough with home remedies?

How can I stop a cough with home remedies?

Honey: Honey sometimes works, and alcohol such as vodka or gin will also decrease coughing. ...Read more

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With a cold, what is the best way to stop a cough?

With a cold, what is the best way to stop a cough?

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

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Can I get a tip on how to stop my cough effectively?

Can I get a tip on how to stop my cough effectively?

Find the cause: See an allergist and determine where the cough is coming from, it can be from post nasal drip, asthma, allergies, sinus disease or acid reflux. Get tested and diagnosed properly to get rid of the cough. ...Read more

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I have a cough that has lasted 2 weeks. What's wrong?

I have a cough that has lasted 2 weeks. What's wrong?

Viral infection: You probably have a viral infection. Two weeks is not that long a time. See a doctor if you are concerned or if the cough persists. ...Read more

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How do you stop the little itch that makes you cough sometimes?

How do you stop the little itch that makes you cough sometimes?

Cough: It may be due to an allergy and respond to OTC anti-histamine. You may also try gargling to remove irritants. ...Read more

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I cough every time I get out of the shower. Could something be wrong?

I cough every time I get out of the shower. Could something be wrong?

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

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What might be wrong if my son wakes up every morning with this gagging cough?

What might be wrong if my son wakes up every morning with this gagging cough?

Virus or allergies: Allergies and asthma are possible, bacterial or viral infections, or even esophageal reflux.
An appointment to see an md is indicated. ...Read more

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I still continue to cough. Are there other effective ways for me to stop coughing?

I still continue to cough. Are there other effective ways for me to stop coughing?

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

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I have been coughing for 2 weeks. What is wrong with me and how can I treat my cough?

I have been coughing for 2 weeks. What is wrong with me and how can I treat my cough?

Cough: It's important to know why you are coughing and not simply treat the cough. See a doctor. Tb is endemic in some areas of the world. Could be anything from an upper respiratory viral infection to congestive heart failure. Need more information. ...Read more

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Once coughed so long made pollups. How can stop a cough so this doesn't happen again?

Once coughed so long made pollups. How can stop a cough so this doesn't happen again?

Cough: You need to be examined to determine the cause. Without a diagnosis (which can be difficult to make with cough) you end up treating recurring symptoms. Cough is also multifactorial so your doctor can help you determine what factor/ factors may be contributing to your cough. ...Read more

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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

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Why do I cough usually with the initial bite of anything sweet, acidic, sour, spicy? Can this stop?

Acid reflux: Your symptoms sound like you may have acid reflux which can cause cough. It is hard to be sure with the information provided. I recommend you consult with a physician to explore this possibility and other possible causes for your cough. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a cough, it's not to bad during the day, however at night I can't seem to stop! Help please?

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

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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?

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?

Could be reflux: You need to take him to a doctor and have him evaluated for reflux. There are many reasons for cough but the kind that gets triggered when lying down is often from gastroesophageal reflux disease. ...Read more

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How to stop using cough drops?

How to stop using cough drops?

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

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How can you stop a dry cough?

How can you stop a dry 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