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I Always Feel Like I Need To Cough What Could Be Causing This Symptom
A number of issues: Chronic cough can be due to lung disease, acid reflux, allergy/sinusitis with post nasal, or even be habitual. One important point is when the cough bothers you. Asthma is associated with colds and exercise. Night time cough is typical of asthma or reflux. Post nasal drip is frequently worst in the morning. I would recommend a careful evaluation by your primary doctor or a pulmonologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can propranolol cause a cough and is it a bad symptom to have? On 60mg and I have had a constant cough and a couple of episodes when I couldn't breath
Female, age 70, has the third severe bronchitis like symptom in a year, each lasting more than 3 weeks. Albuterol inhaler causes more cough. Cause?
CHF: Treatment of congestive heart failure is complex. One of the most important medications is an ace inhibitor to improve the cardiac function. Although there is a potential side effect of a dry cough in a small percentage of patients using an acei, the benefit far outweighs the risk and it should be a first line medication. Speak with your cardiologist for details of dosing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could dust cause sudden bad dry cough for about 5 mins? with no other symptoms. or could this be due to something else? Thanks
Yes it can/something: We know house dust can cause cough and even asthma.But it can be due to something else like allergies,infections etc.And if it persists and keep happening time and again,then it needs to be checked and evauated by your doctor but if it is only one time occurence than nothing needs to be done ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the sign that dry cough is getting better and can stop taking medicine ? Is it ony if i totally not coughing ? Cos med cause drowsiness in day
What could be the cause of sudden dry pain in larynx and sounding like i've a cold when speaking, plus chesty cough, symptoms going on for weeks?
Could constant tonsil stones cause a general sick feeling (achy, headache, flu like symptoms) and chronic cough?
Feels like i cant breathe lungs ache really bad and have a dry cough but no other symptoms cause?
Can a deep respitory cough. (Sounds like croupish) be caused by eating a handful of bubbles in a bubble bath? (My son is 3 years old) . no other symptoms just cough.
No: Bubbles from a bubble bath cannot cause a croupy cough. croup is usually caused by a virus. There are spasmodic croupy coughs caused by allergies or asthma of childhood & latter are recurrent. Best wld be to take ur child to be evaluated and his pediatrician will guide u with proper advice regarding precautions and medications. If he is in any distress u shd have him seen right away. ...Read more
Lately after eating i get phlegm-like fluid in throat, cough a bit and get palpitations sometimes, not sure if related. Any causes of these symptoms?
Can a virus cause a sore throat that is now on it's 4th day but with no other cold symptoms like congestion or cough? Or is this probably bacterial?
Wet cough w/no other symptoms, little over a week. Mucus in chest that won't come up. Sharp pain when coughing. Causes?
If a person has symptoms caused by esophageal cancer would taking cough drops help supress those symptoms?
Not really: What symptoms are you referring here? Esophageal cancer usually is presented with problem with swallowing- usually harder with solid food than liquid. Also, other symptoms like bloathing, pain/discomfort can happen. When the cancer spreads outside the esophagus- for instance the lung, liver -other symptoms related to the location of the spreads can occur like weight loss etc. Cough drop won't help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I don't have flu or fever symptoms but I cough a lot while lying in bed and try to sleep. What is the cause and what I can I do?
Need a help I have a little brother, about 6 years old. Someday, he played games with his friends, suddenly feeling uncomfortable with combination of symptoms, such as dry cough and headache. We went to lots of hospital to try to find out the causes, even
I : I think it is awesome that you care so much about your brother. I can tell you that are really worried. Unfortunately, this type of email forum isn't for diagnosing medical conditions. It is more for people to ask medical guestions and the doctors provide medical information. I know that it is has to be frustrating not to know the cause of his cough and headaches but the doctors who talk to him, examine him and see his test results are in the best position to try to develop a accurate diagnosis. Keep be a super big sister. Take care. ...Read more
Night cough, no allergies, no URI symptoms, no allergies. Nonsmoker. Adult, 63, module ratels obese. Cause?
If your cough occurs while lying down, it could be either cardiac or gastrointestinal in origin, instead of just pulmonary. If it is associated with shortness of breath and chest or back pain, you need to see your doctor right away.
If it is associated ever with a sour taste in the mouth , almost vomiting, and heartburn it may be gastrointestinal reflux of stomach acid into the esophagus. ...Read more
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