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I Have A Head Cold And Nasty Cough Should I Do My Aerobic Exercising
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
Do i need anti-biotics? I have just had a cold/flu and I am left with a chesty cough, my chest hurts and when i cough I do bring up while flem
I have a runny nose and a chesty cough. I know I have cold. But why am i feeling so very cold? I cold to the core and can't warm up!
Part of infection: One of the responses body has to infections is to raise the temperature. To do that body often reduces blood flow to periphery and induce shivering both of which cause a feeling of being cold. Taking an antipyretic like Acetaminophen or Aspirin may help. Drinking warm liquids will help too. ...Read more
I have a runny nose but only at night. Its 3:45 am and I have had to get up from bed and blow my nose repeatedly. I do not have a cold or asthma. What should I do?
Runny nose: Your symptoms can be secondary to nasal allergies, see your doctor about them and if your symptoms persist, consult an allergist. ...Read more
I have a headache my neck hurts. Im coughing I keep getting hot then cold and I'm so tired. Do I have the flu?
Possibly: Treat your symptoms. If you fail to respond or improve, be examined. All the best. ...Read more
How do I know if I just have a head cold with a cough and not walking pneumonia? I don't have a fever. I have a slight sore throat.
Chest x-ray...: The only way to diagnose so-called "walking pneumonia" is with a chest x-ray. Symptoms are usually milder and so patients can walk around with it unaware that's what they have. It is usually due to a viral etiology so antibiotics are often not needed or even helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I started to have running nose and headache this afternoon, my muscles are soared and I have a fever, don't know what to do. I got worse ?
I have cold been coughing and sneezing when i cough i feel serious pain on my sides and chest. i have bought cough syrup don't know what to do.
See doctor: It is likely that you have chest pains from all the coughing - this can be helped by ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen). It is possible that you have bronchitis or pneumonia, especially if you have fever, shortness of breath or sputum production. If that's the case the you should see your doctor or go to an urgent care for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just went swimming at the beach and swallowed salt water now
I am coughing and have a sore throat. What should I do? I also have allergies n asthma
Chemical irritation: This is a chemical irritation to your respiratory tract from the bleach. Here's some things to try: use nasal saline spray every 3-4 hours, warms salt water gargles, throat lozenges, cough syrup, take ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen). Drink lots of water and avoid caffeine, alcohol and smoke. If this is not resolving or if you develop fever or shortness of breath see your doctor. ...Read more
I have a stuffy nose, and I have a cough where it hurts my chest and i cough up phlegm. I need this gone by friday night please! any remedies?
After the cold I still cough for month do I have bronchitis? If I do what do I do other than go dr. I cough with my troat irritation and lot a mucus
Should be safe..: as long as you don't have systemic symptoms like fever and as long as you can breathe clearly. On the other hand, if you truly have pink eye as described in your profile, you should stay home until your symptoms clear up, as this is highly contagious. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think I have a head cold because of my cough and tickle throat etc. I might be getting induced tonight. Will my baby have immunity from this cold?
Yes: normal full term babies are born with a good reservoir of immunity, good luck with your induction ...Read more
I am just getting over a nasty cold, and whenever I cough, I get a horrible taste in my mouth. Should I be worried?
My throat hurts and I have a running nose. I'm also starting to cough what do I have and how can I get better?
Common cold: What is most common is most common. The rhinovirus can cause the secretion, run down the back of the throat, cause irritation and sore throat and cough. That is the yes scenario. I don't know your other symptoms so best is to see your md for evaluation and get the right treatment. Up to 90% of upper respiratory infections don't require antibiotics, just symptomatic treatment. ...Read more
I am coughing and my chest and throat hurt, along awith my whole body. Do I need to see a family practice? I am 15 weeks pregnant and I think its bronchitis
Yeah, i just recently developed a bad cough and every time i cough my neck and chin get really itchy and i don't know why. Help please.
Nerve: The irritation of the nerve that lies in your bronchial tubes is transmitted through the other nerves reaching the ones that supply your chin and your neck. This the principle that lies in the theory of treating cough by stimulating the skin nerves with vicks rub or like substances. The impulse from the skin nerves is transmitted through nerve conduits to the ones that supply bronchi. ...Read more
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