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Doctor insights on: Kennel Cough Duration

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Can humans pet owners catch kennel cough?

Can humans pet owners catch kennel cough?

No: Kennel cough is a very contagious upper respiratory infection found in dogs & caused by canine parainfluenza virus & a bacteria called bordetella bronchispeptica. It is not transmitted to humans. ...Read more

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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What are signs of rabies and kennel cough?

What are signs of rabies and kennel cough?

Ask your vet: This question is best answered by your pet's vet. We here at HealthTap are experts in human disease and behavior. ...Read more

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My dog has kennel cough is it contagious for me or my 2 children? My son is 11 & my daughter is 8........

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

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For over a year, I have a recurring cough that has become progressively worse in intensity and duration. What could it be?

For over a year, I have a recurring cough that has become progressively worse in intensity and duration. What could it be?

See a doc: You need a full exam. It could be chronic bronchitis, walking low grade pneumonia or other issues. Please see a medical doctor for assessment and treatment. Its hard to advice without examination and more detail history and physical exam. ...Read more

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Should I start antibiotics for dry irritating cough of two days duration?

Should I start antibiotics for dry irritating cough of two days duration?

No: Most coughs are viral in origin and will not respond to antibiotics. If the problem persists or fever occurs, see your doctor. ...Read more

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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.

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.

See doctor: There are many causes for coughing but the voice change does suggest that reflux may be the cause. However it is best for her to consult her doctor to get checked out for other potential causes for a chronic cough (asthma, TB etc). ...Read more

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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.?

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

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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

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

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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?

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?

Get evaluated: Definitely call your pediatrician, or take your child to urgent care. You describe a high fever that persists. Be prepared for admission to hospital. Be well. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Urgent care center: You may or may not have a condition that requires antibiotics, but the easiest way to find out would be an urgent care center. Most in this area have the on site capabilities of a regular doctors office and serve patients like you on a drop in basis. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How long is whopping cough contagious?

How long is whopping cough contagious?

It is accepted: It is accepted that one can return to contact with other individuals after completing 5 days of antibiotics when treating whooping cough. All the best. ...Read more

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How long does the cough last With measles?

How long does the cough last With measles?

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

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How long does it take to get smokers cough?

How long does it take to get smokers cough?

It depends: It varies from smoker to smoker and other factors such as how much one smokes a day and how long that individual has been a smoker. ...Read more

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On average, how long will a congested cough last?

On average, how long will a congested cough last?

Depends on cause: Since there are many reasons for cough, the prognosis depends on the diagnosis and response to treatment. An example is pertussis or whooping cough---it can last several months. For persistent cough, see an allergist or pulmonologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How long does a cough last if you have laryngitis?

How long does a cough last if you have laryngitis?

Depends: Everyone is different of course, but if treated appropriately, the cough should subside with the infection in 24-72 hours. ...Read more