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Mild Cough In Babies
My baby is having a mouth ulcer on the back of his throat. He is 11months old and weighs 9.6 kilos. And he is having a mild cough too. Help doc.?
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
My child has had a low grade fever and some cold symptoms since Monday (mild cough).Today he developed hives as well. What can I do aside from Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
Hydration & perhaps: A longer acting antihistamine like zyrtec or claritin (loratadine) (depending on your childs age). It sound like your child had a viral upper respiratory illness, & hives are often associated with viral illnesses, along with many other possible causes (food, medications, environmental exposures, etc). Hives often get worse the 1st few days, then get gradually better. If wheezing, swelling develop see Dr ASAP. ...Read more
Mild cough: Yes a mild cough can be chronic if it is repetitive during the day. ...Read more
You can sleep.: "mild cough" is in the eye of the beholder. If you're eating and sleeping and getting through your day, you have a mild cough. Anything that interferes with activities of daily living is not a mild cough. ...Read more
What is considered a constant cough? I have been coughing for a couple of weeks (3-4) but it is infrequent. Is this considered a constant or mild cough?
Mild cough: Your cough would be considered a mild cough. As the name implies, a constant cough usually means a non stop cough with little respite between salvos of cough. ...Read more
Go see your doctor: Cough is often a symptom of poorly controlled asthma so if you're coughing regularly, you need better control of your asthma. You didn't list any medications so you need to go see your doctor. I don't know about india but in states, we recommend inhaled corticosteroids & long acting beta agonists to prevent asthma attacks & short acting beta agonists as rescue agents. Leukotriene inhibitors, too. ...Read more
I've had a mild cough for 2 months and it just won't go away any clues to what it is? I also have no allergies btw or none that I know of.
Acid reflux maybe: A persistent, non productive cough may be caused by postnasal discharge or acid reflux. Try elevating the head of your bed when you sleep using a bed wedge or blocks under the head of the bed. Avoid eating 3 hours before bedtime and you can take an otc acid medication like Prilosec or Prevacid (lansoprazole) one hour before dinner. If your problems persist, see your doctor. ...Read more
I developed a mild cough with phlegm, it's been a week and getting better. About how long do coughs last? The phlegm is white not very thick. Wat 2take
See you doctor: For an evaluation of your mouth and throat. Some internists and family physicians are familiar with the techniques to look directly or indirectly into the larynx and visualize it and the vocal cords. However, most would probably refer you to an ENT specialist who has the training and equipment to do this. Are you a smoker? If so, stop. In either case, someone needs to take a look at the anatomy. ...Read more
I take hydroxizine Pam 25mg for anxiety, and I have a mild cough, what OTC medicine is safe for me to take?
I inhaled a piece of apple and now have a mild cough (1day). Do I need a bronchoscopy, or should I give it more time?
I wake up with a heavy chest which always goes away within a few hours, I also have a mild cough. I have anxiety, could it be that?
Choked on water and I coughed most of it out (i think) at the time, but now (about 18 hours later) I have a mild cough. Could this be anxiety or what?
Anxiety: If you choked on a little water, and all came out and then you are probably anxious unless you aspirated a lot then you should get checked up. I think you should be fine. ...Read more
Mild cough for several days, not very thick mucus, now considerable blood in mucus, 47 years old, weed smoker. Can I wait to see doc? Thanks!
You seem to have enough symptoms to warrant an examination. If you do have a fever you should see a Dr. Today. The prognosis of a pneumonia is directly related to how fast treatment is started.
If you have a bronchitis, it could wait till tomorrow.
And the again, why wait, you could be on your way to recovery faster ...Read more
Is a mild cough quite common after dust inhalation been sweeping out tool sheds and garages at work. Mask help somewhat but still a lot of exposure?
Yes: Would recommend using a mask. It sounds like an inhalational reaction. If persistent talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more
I got a few days now pain in the middle of the chest "sternum" and in the back kinda at the same height & I got a mild cough since today aswell "dry?
7 days ago wake up from sleep I found chest irritation and mild cough. . but I still feel there was mucus in may chest cant be removed. Male, age 26?
Most such illnesses are caused by a virus. Sometimes there can be a prolonged illness, and if you are still coughing after three weeks, or if you have any problems breathing, I would advise a follow up with your doctor.
In the meantime, drink clear fluids, monitor your temperature, keep nasal passages clear with saline solution, and rest. A yearly flu vaccination is also suggested, per your doctor ...Read more
Nonspecific symptoms: You may be suffering from a bacterial or viral infection. It is always best to get checked by your doctor to narrow things down. ...Read more
My son Nathan has a mild cough and runny noise but no fever should I take him to the hospital or not?
Trust your instincts: It sounds like he has a cold. Unless he is having trouble breathing or a fever that doesn't respond to medication then you can use your judgement. If you think he really looks ill and you are worried then always trust your instincts. If he just has a mild cold then there is no reason to go to the ER. ...Read more
My son has already had tamil flu and a mild case of the flu he is now running a fever and has a mild cough. Could it be the flu again?
Yes: In a given year there are at least 5 strains of the flu circling the globe at any one time. They occur in higher frequency in cooler seasons when people share the same spaces indoors, abut can skip around the globe aided by air travel and asymptomatic carriers. Flu shots help some, but are limited to 4 strains/shot before loosing strength. This could also be one of many other respiratory viruses. ...Read more
I've been taking nyquil and dayquil for poss. Laryngitis. Had it 3 days now, have mild cough, sneezing and no voice. What is best OTC for it?
Laryngitis: Boil freshly sliced, peeled ginger root in water until the tea is tan. Add 3 tbsp of honey. Sip to help relieve sore throat pain and to accelerate healing of laryngitis. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. Add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. *. ...Read more
Is it normal to cough (just 1 mild cough at time) and clear your throat a few times a day, mostly when coming in from outside? Is it a cough or normal
A little cough: Cough is a healthy defense mechanism to clear our airways. A little cough is nothing to worry about unless it is daily and productive of sputum or if associated with other symptoms. In your case, it is most likely caused by some allergies or a mild case of asthma. Consult with your primary doctor if the cough is bothersome. You may try taking Zyrtec 10 mg once daily for allergies. ...Read more
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