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Nagging Cough That Won T Go Away
More info, please!: How long have you had it? What makes it better? or worse? Do you smoke? Are there any other symptoms, like fever, weight loss, trouble breathing? Ask again, and give more details. Remember that there is a 150 character limit for questions, inc. spaces and punctuation, so keep it brief but complete! ...Read more
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
Bronchospasm.....: The possible etioligies of a chronic cough include bronchospasm from any etiology, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. Bronchospasm can be due to allergy, chronic bronchitis, a form of COPD usually due to smoking or an acute infection of the airways (usually results in an acute cough). See your doctor so your cough can be diagnosed since treatment depends on the precise diagnosis. ...Read more
If I ever inhaled food would I have to cough I feel food go down the wrong pipe but I don't choke or cough does it just go down but ?
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Is depression just weakness? How do I deal with it? I always just "plowed through" (never medicated)but it doesn't go away, how do you make it go away
MDD is a disorder: Medical depressive disorder is a neurobiological disorder. There are many effective treatments for it. See your doctor for a thorough exam and recommendations for counseling and/or medications. Exercise is remarkably helpful in depression. Discuss this with your doctor as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1st Sx will : Strep throat goes through several phases. The acute symptoms will eventually fade in most without rx. During the sub-acute phase, the body continues to make antibodies and a fraction (1/200) develop long term complications including kidney damage, heart damage(rheumatic fever) and brain injury.Antibiotics can stop the complications if started within ~10 days of first fever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Woke up with chest tightness have a cold but no cough or fever do I have bronchitis will it go away on its own I have uc so k can't take antibiotics?
I know strep throat is supposed to go away in 3-7 days with or without medicine, but if it doesn't go away, can it turn into something worse?
Excellent Question: If it's 'the worst headache of your life' or very close or is associated with other symptoms like brief loss of consciousness or loss of bladder or bowel control, etc., do not hesitate.It could be an aneurysm or brain bleed, or extreme high blood pressure which could be life threatening. If it is not associated with any other symptoms, you might be able to try home remedies, first, & call your dr. ...Read more
Do vaginal bacteria ever go away even if I took the pills and metro gel. The smell won't go away . Do you think something is really wrong the o?
Why does my back pop when i take a breath n laying down ? It does not hurt its more relieving because i get back n neck pain that comes n goes
Not Serious: The "pop" you feel is generally your joints moving over each other. Similar to cracking your knuckles, this movement can make an audible sound. As long as this is not painful it is unlikely to be of any clinical significance. ...Read more
Recovering from a bad cold. Hurts to cough but not breathe & sounds phlegmy but not much comes out. Why does it hurt & when should I worry?
Chronic cough: The most common reason for chronic cough is asthma, post nasal drip from allergies or sinus infection and stomach acid (ge) reflux. There are many other less common reasons. A lung specialist such as an allergist or pulmonologist can assist in determining the diagnosis and offer a treatment approach. ...Read more
Chronic coughing after a flu. Full recovery but nagging cough does jot go away. What are reasons and remedies please?
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