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Kennel Cough Duration
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
No: This comes from a dog specific organism and will not cause infection in humans. ...Read more
My dog has kennel cough is it contagious for me or my 2 children? My son is 11 & my daughter is 8........
No: No, ordinarily the bacteria that classically cause kennel cough do not affect humans. However, there have been case reports of that bacteria affecting humans who are immuno-compromised. As long as everyone in the household his relatively healthy, I'm afraid only your dog is going to be affected. However, your dog can pass it to other dogs! I hope your pup starts feeling better soon! ...Read more
For over a year, I have a recurring cough that has become progressively worse in intensity and duration. What could it be?
My mom has allergic cough since many weeks. Cough occurs oftenly and duration of cough is short. No medication is successful till now. Is this alarming condition? Mom feels dryness of mouth, due to which cough starts, her voice changes ofently.
I have running nose, sneezing, cough and cold after masterbation and the problem remains for 3 to 4 days. Sometimes I get fever in this duration?
Stop masturbation: For a few weeks and reassess your symptoms. Also, good hand hygiene is important ...Read more
My one month old baby has a whooping sound without cough for 2 weeks duration, I notice that after this sound as if something irritating her throat.?
Likely a weak airway: Some infants can develop a rather worrisome breathing pattern that make a lot of noise from their rubbery airways. Some have an airway that is more rubbery than normal & make a crowing sound as they inhale & or exhale. I would have this checked out by your doc early next week. ...Read more
My 5 yo dtr is experiencing a runny nose and cough. This is reoccurant just about every month for at least two times a month. The duration iis about a week and a half. At times their is a fever. Should I check her for allergies or asthma? What could
Yes: Uncontrolled asthma and allergies predispose to recurrent upper respiratory infections, and vice versa, plus the symptoms may be very similar. Sometimes, this can be solved with just avoidance of triggers - exposure to something at home or school. Immune deficiency, of which there are many different kinds, is another possibility. ...Read more
6 yr fever 4 days now. Wet cough sore throat. Fever fluctuates from102 to 99.5 but won't break. What is duration of a fever and when to worry?
Chest pain right side under breast to back All activity hurts Ripping pain during cough hiccups breath 1 week duration normal xray bloodwork hashimoto?
Swollen throat, deep echoing cough low grade fever, 1 week duration, otcs not working, 22yo/f. On vacation no pcp avail. What can I do?
Cough/throat irritation (NO sore throat or any other symptoms), sometimes green mucus comes out, Dr said lungs clear. Over 3 weeks duration. What is?
Dr. Can check throat: Throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or other virus (antibiotics usually not used), allergies or irritants, sinusitis, stomach reflux when asleep, etc... Usually, a person sees the doctor if the throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep and review the story to see if sinusitis or reflux might be a cause). ...Read more
Measles and cough: Cough, runny nose, fever, inflamed eyes and sore throat usually precede the onset of the rash. Cough and other symptoms generally lasts for 2 to 3 days although can continue with rash. A person with measles can spread the virus to others for about eight days, starting four days before the rash appears and ending when the rash has been present for four days. ...Read more
If untreated,: It may last 2-3 weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›