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I Have Vision Loss Every Time I Cough Or Blow My Nose Is This A Sign Of Something Serious
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
It's been a couple of days since blurriness in one of my eyes. How long will it take to heal? I have severe cough and cold, and blow my nose a lot.
Viral syndrome: Your description is most consistent with a viral syndrome. The blurry vision may be due to eye surface irritation from conjunctivitis but it also can be related to inflammation in the cornea (keratitis) or rarely iritis. Since the blurriness seems to be persistent, i would go see an eye doctor. ...Read more
I cough up clear bubbly phlem/mucus. The same when i blow my nose every 5 minutes. Im pregnant so its gotten worse.
Upon waking up from a nap or nights sleep i spit up blood about 5 times then it clears. What could it be? Its only when i wake up and when i blow my nose there is no blood and when i cough no blood.
The : The source of blood can be from the lungs (bronchitis, cancer), stomach or esophagus (ulcers, inflammation, or cancer), or upper respiratory (nose, sinuses, pharynx). You need to be seen by a physician who can help narrow the possibilities and get you to the appropriate specialist (e.g. Ent, pulmonologist, surgeon, radiologist) for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I had a fever, blocked nose and sore throat a week ago, i'm fine now except I have to blow my nose all the time and yellow thick phlegm in my cough.
Pain: Not the kidneys. Pain is most likely from back and paraspinous muscle splinting or spasm. drink a lot of clear fluids, take antitussives, hot baths/showers, whirlpool. ...Read more
Muscle: What you describe is most likely a muscle pull in your back that is aggravated by sneezing. Ask you doctor to be sure. ...Read more
I have aches, congestion, coughing, trouble breathing and when I cough or blow my nose there is blood. Should I be concerned? What can I do?
Eustachian tube : The eustachian tube is a small tube-like canal which connects the inner part of the ear called middle ear to the back of the nose and upper throat. Its function is to equalize the air pressure within the middle ear and the pressure outside it. You likely have swelling in the eustachian tube. Try taking sudafed or a similar decongestant. ...Read more
Sinus started 2 days ago. now my chest and back hurts when i cough or blow my nose. feel slightly warm. relocated the past weekend.
I am 2 months pregnant.I have had a bad cold for 3 days.My chest hurts when i cough or blow my nose.What can it be?Should i go to the er?
I have this nagging soreness above my left rib cage- right below my left breast. It only bothers my when i cough or blow my nose. ?
Getting over a cold?: If you've recently had a cold with a lot of coughing, you may have strained some muscles in your chest wall from all of the coughing. This should gradually resolve over time. If it doesn't, or if it seems unrelated to a recent cough or other musculoskeletal injury, then it'd probably be a good idea to get checked out. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I've had a sinus cold for 6 days now. Thick yellow mucus when I cough or blow my nose. Horrible sinus pressure headaches. Do I need an antibiotic?
Probability says NO: Unless you've got fevers and other symptoms of a bacterial infection (such as a positive STREP), or bronchial expectorations which have been cultured positive for pathogens then, your yellow mucus is as informatively distinguishing between bacterial or viral infection as the smile of a politician is helpful to me to tell between sincerity at wanting to help me on an issue vs. having TERRIBLE GAS! ...Read more
Post nasal drip: Sinus infection is a possibility. See your doctor. ...Read more
Should i blow my nose or sniff, i hate sniffing and usually develop a cough if I do but apparently its healthier.Is that true?
Netti Pot: Either sniffing or blowing are fine (blowing really hard can cause problems, but this is rare). If you have a lot of nasal congestion, you may want to try a netti pot like neilmed sinus rinse. This can help clear the nose gently without medication. If the problem doesn't go away, your doctor may be able to prescribe medications that can help your nasal condition. ...Read more
I hv a dry cough and a congested headache but when I blow my nose it's clear. Is there anything to help?
Some suggestions: Your illness may be a viral infection, but if there is a high fever, localized pain, worsening or persistent symptoms, a follow up visit should be done. Typically a viral illness will resolve within 10 days. Nasal saline, tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever, fluids and rest are advised. ...Read more
What to do if I do not like go blow my nose, it just doesn't feel right but i need to cause it makes me cough more any tips?
Loss of vision reflects the inability to perceive images. Such a phenotype can be due to occlusive or barriers to light (e.g. cataracts) through retinal alterations (e.g. wet macular degeneration) to optic nerve lesions (e.g. from a pituitary adenoma) to central nervous system ...Read more
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