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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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


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Is chronic sinusitis a symptom of lupus?

Is chronic sinusitis a symptom of lupus?

Sometimes: With lupus, sometimes the immune system does not function properly and one can end up with recurrent sinus infections. There are many more common causes for chronic sinusitis than lupus though, allergies rank first. ...Read more

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Is tonsillitis a common symptom of acute hiv?

Is tonsillitis a common symptom of acute hiv?

Sore throat ;: Swollen lymph nodes are fairly common in the initial presentation of hiv. ...Read more

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Is onsillitis a common symptom of acute hiv?

Is onsillitis a common symptom of acute hiv?

Initial symptoms of: Hiv infection can include sore throat and swollen lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Is sneezing a sign of sinusitis??

Is sneezing a sign of sinusitis??

Sneezing: No, it may be sign of nasal inhalent irritation, allergy, viral or bacterial infection. True sinusitis involves inflammation of sinus lining and / or fluid build up secondary to obstruction of the drainage ostium. ...Read more

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Is postnasal drip itself a symptom of allergies?

Is postnasal drip itself a symptom of allergies?

Postnasal Drip: Every day, glands in the linings of your nose make about a quart of mucus each day. The excess can come out of the nostrils -- that’s a runny nose. When the mucus runs down the back of your nose to your throat, it's called postnasal drip. http://www.webmd.com/allergies/postnasal-drip ...Read more

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Is laryngospasm a symptom of asthma?

Is laryngospasm a symptom of asthma?

No: Vocal cord dysfunction with closing of the vocal cords inappropriately can cause wheezing in the throat can mimic asthma. Vocal cord dysfunction is frequently associated with acid reflux disease. Rhinoscopy can be helpful in making the diagnosis. Speech therapy can be very helpful in treating this condition. ...Read more

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Are symptoms of chronic bronchitis really an infection or is it a persistent allergy?

Are symptoms of chronic bronchitis really an infection or is it a persistent allergy?

COPD...: Chronic bronchitis is one of the chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases or copd. It is not due to infection or allergy but it is usually due to smoking. Smoking cessation, bronchodilators and inhaled steroids are important components of treatment. Patients with chronic bronchitis can develop infections or allergies but this is not the cause of the disease. ...Read more

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Is a headache a common symptom of colds?

Is a headache a common symptom of colds?

Colds cause headache: Colds frequently cause headaches due to a viral infection in your sinuses. ...Read more

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Is tightness of the lungs and a persistant cough an asthma symptom?

Yes: Chest tightness, shortness of breath, dry cough are considered classic symptoms of asthma. Please talk to your doctor regarding your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is respiratory alkalosis a symptom of fevers?

Is respiratory alkalosis a symptom of fevers?

No: Respiratory alkalosis is not a symptom. It is a rise in the blood ph that occurs when you breath fast. That often happens in illnesses that also cause fever. So it's a manifestation of the underlying illness, not a "symptom" of fever. ...Read more

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Is?A persistent cough/cold a symptom of a secondary infection?

Is?A persistent cough/cold a symptom of a secondary infection?

Possibly. : You did not specify the length of time the cough/cold has lingered but if it has been longer than 2weeks than you may have bronchitis. See your doc if this is the case. ...Read more

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Is post nasal drip a symptom of hiv?

Is post nasal drip a symptom of hiv?

NO: Post-nasal drip is really common with allergies, hay fever or after a cold. I would suggest that you don't have unprotected sex as that is a risk for getting HIV and other stds and pregnant. ...Read more

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Is a chronic cough a symptom of having congestive heart failure?

Is a chronic cough a symptom of having congestive heart failure?

Can be but..: There are many reasons for a chronic cough. Congestive heart failure is just one of those many reasons. This should be evaluated by a physician to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is acute sinusitis?

What sort of problem is acute sinusitis?

Infection : Acute sinusitis is an infection of the nasal sinuses (maxillary, frontal, ethmoid, or sphenoid) that is of recent onset. This infection is usually of bacterial origin, but could also be due to a viral or fungal infection as well. Common symptoms include nasal congestion, foul odor from the nose, cough, facial or upper teeth pain, and a "sinus" headache. See your doctor if you have these symptoms. ...Read more

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Is a congested cough a sign or symptom?

Is a congested cough a sign or symptom?

Sign: Signs are described by someone observing the patient. Symptoms are the sensation the patient feels. In this case the symptom would be an irritating feeling in the upper airway that would trigger the body to want to forcefully expel air to get rid of the potential airway obstruction. ...Read more

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Is nausea from chest congestion a symptom of the flu?

Is nausea from chest congestion a symptom of the flu?

Influenza: According to mayo clinic flu sxs may include “fever over 100f (38c), aching muscles, especially in your back, arms and legs, chills ; sweats, headache, dry cough, fatigue and weakness, nasal congestion.” children may experience nausea, vomiting or abdominal pain when they have influenza. ...Read more

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Is laryngospasm a symptom of asthma or of anaphylaxis?

Is laryngospasm a symptom of asthma or of anaphylaxis?

Neither: Thiis is a reflex that occurs occasionally after surgery due to irritation of the larynx. It causes "roaring disease"in horses when they eat a plant that contains an enzyme that destroys vitamin b1. It is beause of an irritability of the recurrent laryngeal nerve that innervates the cords. Get rid of all sugar "junk" and try taking b1. See a nutritionist for details and look it up in wikipedia. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining your sinuses. Acute sinusitis usually starts with coldlike symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more


Dr. Brian Novick
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Acute Sinusitis (Definition)

An infection of the nose and the sinus airways behind the nose and inside the cheekbones. Most often the infection ...Read more