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Is losing 8 lbs over two weeks unintentionally a concern? Only other symptom is a nagging cough but Dr said chest is clear from listening to it.

Is losing 8 lbs over two weeks unintentionally a concern? Only other symptom is a nagging cough but Dr said chest is clear from listening to it.

It could be: Just a single chest examination does not rule out something serious happening in your chest. If the weight loss and cough continue, insist on getting some more studies. Be sure to stress that you are very concerned about the weight loss and it is unusual for you. ...Read more

Dr. Aida Soriano
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Persistent Cough (Definition)

Persistent cough is a symptom in which a person's cough doesn't seem to go away for very long. Persistent cough can mean that coughing occurs every few minutes to every few hours. Causes of persistent coughs include allergies, infections, smoking, cancers, ...Read more


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What do you advise if I have a cold and nagging cough?

What do you advise if I have a cold and nagging cough?

Cold w cough: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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5year old all of a sudden as a nagging cough, coughing up fleam & vomit Bright red face Temperature 35.9 Could this be more then a cold?

5year old all of a sudden as a nagging cough, coughing up fleam & vomit Bright red face Temperature 35.9 Could this be more then a cold?

Cold: sounds like a cold, the cough can be persistent and also irritate the stomach causing the vomiting. I would watch the temp and also see if other symptoms to develop. There is no urgency to this right now. :) ...Read more

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Had bad cold virus 3 weeks ago. Cold gone , but can't get rid of nagging cough. Was productive, now dry. Been almost 3 weeks. No fever, Bronchitis?

Had bad cold virus 3 weeks ago. Cold gone , but can't get rid of nagging cough. Was productive, now dry. Been almost 3 weeks. No fever, Bronchitis?

Non-productive cough: This is a common presentation for asthma. You do not have have to have wheezing to make the diagnosis. Do you cough either while or after you have been running or exercising. If you have then you have "exercise-induced bronchospasm (asthma). ...Read more

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What causes rid of a dry cough after a cold?

What causes rid of a dry cough after a cold?

Cough: Cough could cause by a lot of reasons. Please if not getting better please see your physician. ...Read more

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I've got a lingering cough after a cold. Not coughing anything up but in chest. Fever and chills. Do I need antibiotics?

I've got a lingering cough after a cold. Not coughing anything up but in chest. Fever and chills. Do I need antibiotics?

Maybe: the fact you have fever and chills and cough suggest that you should see your MD. A chest X-ray may be needed and in most cases abx may be needed. Suggest contact your MD. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How can I cure cough and cold ?

How can I cure cough and cold ?

Time: Colds are viruses that the body must clear over time. What you can do is symptomatic relief with decongestants and cough medicines. It typically takes 5-7 days for the body to take care of the virus, but cough can sometimes persist for longer. ...Read more

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Any remedies for cough due to colds?

Any remedies for cough due to colds?

Tea/sinus wash: Honey lemon tea is supposed to help. Doing a sinus irrigation can help a lot. Sometimes some benadryl at night can dry you up a bit which calms the cough down. ...Read more

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I am suffering from cold & cough.

I am suffering from cold & cough.

Any fever?: if not then it is likely a viral illness that will go away on its own. If you have a fever you need to see a doctor ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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