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Asthma and non stop cough every 5-10 seconds, what to do?

Asthma and non stop cough every 5-10 seconds, what to do?

See M.D.: If you have established asthma and are experiencing an asthma attack, worsening of your breathing, dry cough, shortness of breath, please see a doctor. If your doctor has prescribed an inhaler, the instructions of use should be followed. ...Read more

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


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Hello doc , i would like to know how to cure a non stop cough my husband coughs so much n it does not end it gets irritating can u advice what 2do tnx?

Hello doc , i would like to know how to cure a non stop cough my husband coughs so much n it does not end it gets irritating can u advice what 2do tnx?

Evaluation: A constant cough can be related to many conditions. In the ear, nose and throat specialty; a persistent cough is usually caused by a medication side effect, allergies with post-nasal drainage, or acid reflux. ...Read more

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My daughter has a non stop cough that wakes her up at night.Are there natural remedies for allergical bronchitis? Thank you.

My daughter has a non stop cough that wakes her up at night.Are there natural remedies for allergical bronchitis? Thank you.

Not recommended: Night time cough can be from postnasal drip or asthma. See a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. Don't recommend natural remedies. Just because something is natural doesn't make it safe or effective. ...Read more

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Daughter diagnosed with parainfluenza don't know much about it has non stop cough and now she's sneezing a lot what should I do?

Daughter diagnosed with parainfluenza don't know much about it has non stop cough and now she's sneezing a lot what should I do?

Parainfluenza: parainfluenza is like any other common cold. It lasts 3-5 days up to one week. It is usually have cough, congestion, low grade fever. If there is history of asthma in your child, it will make it worse. Try suctioning the nose, humidifier and elevation of head of the bed. ...Read more

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Non stop coughing despite taking meds. How do I stop it? Hospital says its normal cough. It's annoying and dry. My throat is tired of it. Help! :(

Non stop coughing despite taking meds. How do I stop it? Hospital says its normal cough. It's annoying and dry. My throat is tired of it. Help! :(

Doctor can evaluate: Cough and throat symptoms can be from flu/cold viruses, strep throat, allergies, etc., except that allergies usually don't cause a fever. Doctors have rapid 5-minute tests for strep so a primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start antibiotics for "positives". Doctors also have a 15-minute test for Flu A and Flu B. Certain medications can cause cough in some people. Allergies also cause cough. ...Read more

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When I user my nebulizor my smokers cough turns into non stop coughing and feels like pepper is in my throat?

When I user my nebulizor my smokers cough turns into non stop coughing and feels like pepper is in my throat?

Cough and smoking: your "smoker's cough" maybe more than that. Several other issues such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulm disease( like chronic bronchitis) can have chronic coughs. When you use your nebulizer you are able to take deeper breaths which maybe triggering the spasm in your airway. FIRST STOP SMOKING!! and you should get a evaluation by your doctor including pulmonary function testing and xray. ...Read more

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Can a 75 years old man with diabetes and heart problems can take steroids for non stop cough? As no medicine effecting

Can a 75 years old man with diabetes and heart problems can take steroids for non stop cough? As no medicine effecting

Depends: Hi. Prednisone is not a cough suppressant, and will most assuredly whack his diabetes control. Coughing may result from asthma and COPD, so if the cough is a result of such conditions, prednisone may be helpful and worth taking. If he's having difficulty breathing, he needs close medical attention. If he has fever (or pneumonia), prednisone is not the treatment unless also treating reactive airway ...Read more

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Was really sick non stop cough, weezing and runny nose for 5 days. No more cough. Still stuffy and throat has lots of salvia. Normal?

Was really sick non stop cough, weezing and runny nose for 5 days.  No more cough. Still stuffy and throat has lots of salvia. Normal?

Mgt: Most viral illnesses will clear up in 10 days. If you continue to have a cough, any wheezing or congestion, your physician may prescribe additional medication. ...Read more