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What is best to treat a dry heaving cough?

What is best to treat a dry heaving cough?

Diagnose first....: Before any cough can be treated, the cause of the cough must be diagnosed. Common causes of cough include acute bronchitis, bronchospasm from any etiology, post-nasal drip, gerd, etc. All of these causes have entirely different treatments and a cough can be due to more than one condition. Therefore, see your doctor so your cough can be diagnosed and then treated. ...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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Had brutal cold lasted 8 days;have deep dry heaving cough 4 2wks;was on cephalexin 4 toenail op; rattling in chest when I exhale deeply. What's wrong?

Had brutal cold lasted 8 days;have deep dry heaving cough 4 2wks;was on cephalexin 4 toenail op; rattling in chest when I exhale deeply. What's wrong?

Possibilities...: You may have bronchitis as a complication of your recent cold. Acute bronchitis is an infection of the airways and, if there is no significant fever, it is likely of viral origin so antibiotics will be ineffective. Another possibility is you may have developed bronchospasm from inflammation in the airways caused by coughing. See your doctor so the correct diagnosis can be made and treatment given. ...Read more

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What is causing this horrible cough? It is a dry, heaving hard cough, along with chest painLaying down & mouth breathing seems to cause it to worsen.

What is causing this horrible cough? It is a dry, heaving hard cough, along with chest painLaying down & mouth breathing seems to cause it to worsen.

Shortness of breath: Dry cough and shortness of breath at your age group can be a sign of asthma as it is usually diagnosed in the 20's and 30's year old. Difficulty breathing and chest pain can also be due to heart diseases. I would recommend you see a local physician soon. If shortness of breath is severe, please go to the nearest ER. ...Read more

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I have had a dry cough for 2 months it is very dry and making me heave very loudly no sputum or vomit comes just dry heaving. what could this be? i have had a chest x ray and bloods tested which was given the all clear. ive taken omprezole however did not

I have had a dry cough for 2 months it is very dry and making me heave very loudly no sputum or vomit comes just dry heaving.
what could this be?
i have had a chest x ray and bloods tested which was given the all clear.
ive taken omprezole however did not

Could be GERD: The acronym we use is GERD, Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease. It is gastric acid from your stomach getting up and out into your esophagus. While omprezole is a good medication you might need another drug, It is also imperative that you should not lie down until two hours after eating and you should eat slowly, chew your food well and keep in frequent touch with your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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My daughter (11) has been nauseated for days, now she keeps coughing like she is going to vomit and cannot stop, only dry heaving, severe stomach cram?

My daughter (11) has been nauseated for days, now she keeps coughing like she is going to vomit and cannot stop, only dry heaving, severe stomach cram?

Seek help: sorry to hear her condition not improving. i strongly suggest you find her symptoms further if this is in passing due to a viral etiology or something more serious with your primary or pediatrician. ...Read more

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Awoke feeling like throwing up. Tried, but couldn't-Was dry heaving/coughing up small bits of blood.Blew nose-reddish color.Have Bad GERD. Thoughts?

Awoke feeling like throwing up. Tried, but couldn't-Was dry heaving/coughing up small bits of blood.Blew nose-reddish color.Have Bad  GERD. Thoughts?

GERD//red emesis: Limited information. Would seek medical attention today. It could be some irritation from the acid of GERD as it refluxes upward with sleep into the nasopharynx ,or a major GI bleed,which causes nausea when the stomach fills with blood . Seek medical attention today as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Is there any medical treatment to cure dry heaving?

Is there any medical treatment to cure dry heaving?

Advise seeing an MD: "Dry heaving", when seen in the ER can be due to many causes, including any condition or medication which makes the person extremely nauseous (alcohol/drug intoxication, UTI, stomach virus, gallbladder/pancreatic disease, heart attack), or sometimes may be caused by a foreign body stuck in the esophagus. So quick answer is that usually a cause needs to be pursued unless it is obvious. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can cause dry heaving and nausea?

Please tell me what can cause dry heaving and nausea?

What causes nausea?: Nausea/vomiting may be gi-related (food poisoning, peptic disease, gastroparesis, due to biliary & pancreatic disease, gas/bloat syndrome, small bowel problems. Consider "central" causes: motion sickness, vertigo, migraine headache, brain problems (some very serious). Also, rule out infection (? Urinary tract), medication side effects, pregnancy, & even reaction to stress. See your doctor please. ...Read more