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I smoke one pack of cigarettes per week. I have this cough that just won't go away. How should I treat it? What should be done?

I smoke one pack of cigarettes per week. I have this cough that just won't go away. How should I treat it? What should be done?

Need to be checked: You are 28 years old and smoke only one pack that is 20 cigarettes per week, it makes like 3 cigarettes daily.Your cough may or may not be related to smoking.But one thing is sure that what is causing the cough is being made worse by your smoking so first thing is stop smoking and get your self checked by your doctor to find out why your cough will not go away.It may be due to allergies, asthma or. ...Read more

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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


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I have coughs that just won't go away. Is it an early sign of lung cancer? I have never smoked and I am 21 years old

I have coughs that just won't go away. Is it an early sign of lung cancer? I have never smoked and I am 21 years old

Probably not: Lung cancer in non smokers your age is extremely rare. If the cough persists you should be evaluated by your primary care doctor and/or a pulmonary physician. There are many causes of persistent cough the vast majority of them are benign. If you cough up any blood you should certainly be evaluated by a pulmonary physician. ...Read more

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I have a really annoying cough that just won't go away if I talk I cough every other word in bed I cough constantly what can this be just a cold?

I have a really annoying cough that just won't go away if I talk I cough every other word in bed I cough constantly what can this be just a cold?

Possibilities...: Possibilities include post-nasal drip, gerd, especially if it worsens when you lie down. Another possibility is bronchospasm from any cause. These diagnoses all have different treatments so an evaluation by your doctor is necessary for diagnosis and treatment. If you smoke, you need to quit and you doctor can also help with this. ...Read more

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Hi my son has fever and a cough since monday.. And it just wont go away.. What can I give him?

Hi my son has fever and a cough since monday.. And it just wont go away.. What can I give him?

See a Pediatrician : If the fever is around 101°f or higher and fever had been recurring for 3 days, he needs proper medical attention asap to avoid complications. ...Read more

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I've had a mild cough for 2 months and it just wont go away any clues to what it is? I also have no allergies btw or none that i know of.

I've had a mild cough for 2 months and it just wont go away any clues to what it is? I also have no allergies btw or none that i know of.

Other reasons: Chronic cough can have multiple causes. Asthma can present as a dry chronic cough, as can reflux. Some infections like pertussis or other viral infections can also produce lingering cough. I would recommend being evaluated by a physician to determine the cause and get the right treatment. ...Read more

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I have a cough that won't go away.

I have a cough that won't go away.

More info, please!: How long have you had it? What makes it better? or worse? Do you smoke? Are there any other symptoms, like fever, weight loss, trouble breathing? Ask again, and give more details. Remember that there is a 150 character limit for questions, inc. spaces and punctuation, so keep it brief but complete! ...Read more

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My cough won't go away, what should I do?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I have had a cough for 2 months and it wont go away?

I have had a cough for 2 months and it wont go away?

Cough: You should see your doctor. Many things can cause a chronic cough such as allergies, asthma, reflux, medications, smoking, chronic lung disease, vocal cord or throat abnormalities just to name a few. It needs to be further evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a cough that won't go away. What should I do?

I have a cough that won't go away. What should I do?

See ENT: Evaluation should include a chest x-ray, fiberoptic scope evaluation of your nose and larynx. The problem can be allergy or sinusitis dripping from your nose, acid refluxing from your stomach and esophagus, asthma, and others. Sometimes it is a twitchy vocal fold for months after a cold. Pertussis can cause a cough for months as well. An ENT can usually help. ...Read more