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6 months babu with persistent cough, nasal congestion and wheezing. the fever (102°f) went away 3 days ago. as a treatment only sodium chloride inhal?

6 months babu with persistent cough, nasal congestion and wheezing. the fever (102°f) went away 3 days ago.  as a treatment only sodium chloride inhal?

Bronchiolitis: At this age the airways are so small that a little swelling causes the obstruction with wheezing rather than bronchospasm as in asthma. RSV is often the cause. I know it's hard to watch your baby get sick like this but should make a full recovery. ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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Persistent cough, possible flu. How to cure?

Persistent cough, possible  flu. How to cure?

Supportive care: A viral illness (like the flu) can last a week or longer. If your cough persists longer than a couple of weeks, it is advisable to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for a persistent cough?

What is the best cure for a persistent cough?

Depends...: Treatment for a chronic cough depends on the reason for the cough. Possible etiologies for a chronic cough include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. Each of these have different treatments. See your doctor so your cough can be diagnosed first and then treated. ...Read more

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Will persistent cough and cold cause lung hardening? How to cure it, as in lifestyle and diet? :d thanks in advance

Will persistent cough and cold cause lung hardening? How to cure it, as in lifestyle and diet? :d thanks in advance

Cough and cold: Have to be treated simply because they are annoying. The only problem is that if it is due to a recurrent infection like a viral infection, you can develop bronchiectasis. If it is from allergy, you can treat it symptomatically and as long as no asthma, it does not affect the lung much. Of course some allergies can worsen. Find your allergies and avoid the cause, and treat the symptoms, ask doctor. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism present persistent mental disorders after the hypo is being treated. Wife's behavior was bizarre before treatment, but got worse?

Can hypothyroidism present persistent mental disorders after the hypo is being treated. Wife's behavior was bizarre before treatment, but got worse?

Hypothyroid: It's possible to have both hypothyroidism and a persistent mental disorder, each one needing its own form of treatment. In that case, the mental disorder would not leave just because the thyroid is being treated -- even though thyroid problems can definitely make things worse. Your wife may need the help of both a good endocrinologist or internist, and a psychiatrist -- working together. ...Read more

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My baby has a persistent cough although it doesn't seem to be bothering her she's four months what could it be?

My baby has a persistent cough although it doesn't seem to be bothering her she's four months what could it be?

Cough in infants: There are many reasons for a persistent or chronic cough in infants. They include acid reflux/regurgitation with possible aspiration, foreign body in airway, recurrent respiratory infections with asthma-like presentation, congenital malformation of the lungs, etc. An evaluation of cough in infants usually involves chest x-ray, swallow study/upper GI evaluation. Chronic cough is not normal.. ...Read more

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How to treat a persistent cough with little phlegm? It only hurts when i cough and delsym (dextromethorphan) doesn't do much.

How to treat a persistent cough with little phlegm? It only hurts when i cough and delsym (dextromethorphan) doesn't do much.

Depends: Generally, a chronic cough is defined as one lasting more than 8 weeks. The most common causes include post nasal drainage, reflux, and asthma. Depending on the cause, the treatment is different. For example for asthma, inhaled corticosteroids are the mainstay. It's best to see your doctor for testing to determine cause. Your smoking status is also important. ...Read more

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I have a persistent cough that produces thick yellow mucous and my chest is rattling. Suggestions for relief? Can't work or sleep

I have a persistent cough that produces thick yellow mucous and my chest is rattling. Suggestions for relief? Can't work or sleep

Cough: These symptoms can indicated a serious infection. See your doctor for an examination and be treated if necessary. ...Read more

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I have had a dry persistent cough for a few months now. No cold symptoms. Taken different antibiotics. Inhalers. Don't smoke. What can it be?

I have had a dry persistent cough for a few months now. No cold symptoms. Taken different antibiotics. Inhalers. Don't smoke. What can it be?

Not infection...: A cough lasting this long is not likely to be due to infection, especially without fevers. Possible etiologies include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or even a combination of these factors. See your doctor so this can be evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Aida Soriano
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Persistent Cough (Definition)

Persistent cough is a symptom in which a person's cough doesn't seem to go away for very long. Persistent cough can mean that coughing occurs every few minutes to every few hours. Causes of persistent coughs include allergies, infections, smoking, cancers, ...Read more


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