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Severely Itchy eyes for over a week that get bloodshot and swollen due to rubbing. Symptom subsides with anti-histamine eyedrops and pill, but effects wear off in 6-8 hours. No secretions. Am also recovering from a cold and cough.

Severely Itchy eyes for over a week that get bloodshot and swollen due to rubbing. Symptom subsides with anti-histamine eyedrops and pill, but effects wear off in 6-8 hours. No secretions. Am also recovering from a cold and cough.

Could be allergies: Colds should not cause itching of the eyes. Ketotifen eye drops work for up to 12 hrs for ocular allergy. Cool compresses can also help the redness and itch. Keep your hands away from your eyes, it will only make things worse. ...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've been sick for 2 weeks now. My cough finally went from phlegmy to dry, but my chest feels itchy as I keep coughing. Is this normal?

I've been sick for 2 weeks now. My cough finally went from phlegmy to dry, but my chest feels itchy as I keep coughing. Is this normal?

Possibly: It's difficult to say as dry cough could mean you are getting better. If there is no fever, shortness of breath, chest pain you can wait but perhaps a check up with your doctor is indicated ? ...Read more

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How is dry cough? I have an itchy feeling in my breathing pipe near my lungs and it forced me to cough 5 or 6 times a day, should I worry?

How is dry cough? I have an itchy feeling in my breathing pipe near my lungs and it forced me to cough 5 or 6 times a day, should I worry?

Maybe: Cough is a reflex mechanism that aids your immune system to get rid of any possible "pathogens" that can affect your immune system.. Most coughing stops after 7-14 days. If it persists you need to get evaluated. If you are very worried then make an appointment sooner. Good luck. Most common causes include asthma, reflux, allergies, postnasal drip and medications. ...Read more

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My mother was complaining about her cough for almost 2 weeks, but there's no phlegm coming out.She complains about the itchiness?What disease is it?

May suggest allergie: Most common cause of cough is post nasal drip/seasonal allergic rhinitis, followed by cough asthma and gerd depending on the age. Itchiness in the throat or a tickle is a symptom of allergies/post nasal drip. Try nasal saline spray, try allergy pill and see doc if not improved. ...Read more

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What medicine will i take? I have cough for 1 week now and my throat is itchy the reason for me to cough frequently.

What medicine will i take? I have cough for 1 week now and my throat is itchy the reason for me to cough frequently.

Cough itchy: Could be allergic reaction related to pollens as it is summer try benedryl 25 mg at night and zyrtec in AM Also could be reflux . Would elevate head of bed at night ( pillow between between and box spring) and try ranitidine ( that will help for pollen allergies as well) may need inhaler for cough or may have mild infection and need antibiotics f/u w/ doc ...Read more

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I am coughing nonstop for a week now even with cough syrup given to me. Throat feels very dry, itchy. ?

I  am coughing nonstop for a week now even with  cough syrup given to me. Throat feels very dry, itchy. ?

Strep throat: or chronic allergies could cause this cough. However, there are lots of variables eg, occupation, smoking tobacco, enviroment etc. Some medications can cause cough as well. Please consult your physician for a thorough history, exam and basic tests, ie, chest xray, throat swab, and blood tests. Get well. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of an itchy rash on the side of the breast and a cough that has lasted for a few weeks?

What can be the cause of an itchy rash on the side of the breast and a cough that has lasted for a few weeks?

Unrelated: These two conditions are likely unrelated. You may try a Hydrocortisone cream on the rash but the cough, if present for more than 3 weeks, should be evaluated by your doctor. Occasionally a viral infection can cause both. ...Read more

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I've had minor cough for the past week, not constant but more like when my throat starts to itch. What causes itchy throat? I drink plenty of fluids.

Hard to tell: The most likely answer is a viral infection especially if the cough goes away after a few weeks and is not getting worse. However if persistent and worsening, you will need to see your dcotr. ...Read more

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Coughing for 3 weeks.At first the cough was only a problem at night. Now is a continuous unproductive cough due to an itchy throat. Should I see a doc?

Coughing for 3 weeks.At first the cough was only a problem at night. Now is a continuous unproductive cough due to an itchy throat. Should I see a doc?

Yes....: Any cough present for 3 weeks or longer needs to be evaluated by a physician. Treatment depends on the etiology of the cough and this can only be diagnosed by a doctor. Possible etiologies include gerd and post-nasal drip (especially if worse in supine position) as well as bronchospasm or even a combination of these diagnoses. Treatment depends on etiology so see your doctor. ...Read more

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