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I don't have a persistent cough but when I do cough I taste snot could it be pneumonia short of air o2 low 90's?

I don't have a persistent cough but when I do cough I taste snot could it be pneumonia short of air o2 low 90's?

Post nasal drip: Post nasal drip can cause cough and the mucous you taste. But if you have a fever or chest pain, taste blood you should go see a physician and get checked. ...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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Could prescribed meds w steroids for persistent cough from bronchitis and walking pneumonia cause dysfunction of parathyroid or hyperparathyroidism?

Could prescribed meds w steroids for persistent cough from bronchitis and walking pneumonia cause dysfunction of parathyroid or hyperparathyroidism?

Hyperparathyroidism: Primary hyperparathyroidism results from overproduction of parathormone. There is oversecretion of PTH due to adenoma, hyperplasia or, rarely, carcinoma of the parathyroid glands. Secondary disease is seldom if ever due to corticosteroids. The answer is basically no. ...Read more

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Is there a clear top treatment for chronic cough after pneumonia? What is it?

Is there a clear top treatment for chronic cough after pneumonia? What is it?

Cough: Sometimes just takes time to get better but sometimes after an infection the airway is very sensitive and requires inhalers to help calm down the cough. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What are possible reasons that my four year old has chronic cough with mucus months after pneumonia bout?

What are possible reasons that my four year old has chronic cough with mucus months after pneumonia bout?

Talk to your doctor: There are many causes of cough that lasts a long time. When it goes away in 2-3 weeks it is likely to just be an acute infection, but when it lasts for months it is more serious and needs to be checked out. Asthma, allergies, sinus infection and acid reflux can all cause on-going cough. Talk to your doctor about further testing and/or referral to a children's lung specialist. ...Read more

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I've been to the doctor six times in the last month. I've been diagnosed with strep, bronchitus, sinus inf., thrush, rad, chronic cough and walking pneumonia. I still have a violent cough though.

I've been to the doctor six times in the last month. I've been diagnosed with strep, bronchitus, sinus inf., thrush, rad, chronic cough and walking pneumonia. I still have a violent cough though.

Need follow up: With all these conditions you need to follow up with your doctor or consult an infectious disease specialist. It is very difficult to recommend any thing else. We do not know what if any antibiotics you have been treated and if you have ang blood test, thrush infection makes me think you might have underlying immunity problem. Do you have any other co existing condition. Consult an id doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me why I have my persistent cough?

Can you tell me why I have my persistent cough?

Persistent coughing: Coughing of 4-6 weeks without an identifiable cause or improvement in symptoms should be best evaluated by a doctor. They may need to run specific lab tests or do x-rays to determine the cause. All the best. ...Read more

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Help! What could be causing my persistent cough?

Help! What could be causing my persistent cough?

Many causes: There are many possible causes of persistent cough lasting more than 3 weeks. If this is occurring after a viral illness, you may have chronic bronchitis or pneumonia.
Other possible causes include aspiration and sinusitis with post nasal drip. Sometimes inflammation of the ear drum may be associated with a persistent cough. Asthma can be associated with a cough.
Virtual consult appt suggested. ...Read more

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My child's playmate has persistent cough, what should I do?

My child's playmate has persistent cough, what should I do?

Looked into: The possible etiologies for a persistent cough are numerous, so it is something that their pediatrician should look into. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Persistent cough?

What is the definition or description of: Persistent cough?

Persistent Cough: Cough- rapid expulsion of air from lungs, (usually to clear airways). Persistent = continuing over a long period of time. ...Read more

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A friend of mines have a short persistent cough what could be it be?

A friend of mines have a short persistent cough what could be it be?

Possibilities...: The possible etiologies of a chronic cough include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or even a combination of issues. All of these have entirely different treatments so, if the cough persists, your friend should see a doctor for diagnosis and treatment. If your friend is a smoker, smoking cessation is strongly encouraged and a doctor can help with this as well. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for a persistent cough?

What is the best cure for a persistent cough?

Depends...: Treatment for a chronic cough depends on the reason for the cough. Possible etiologies for a chronic cough include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. Each of these have different treatments. See your doctor so your cough can be diagnosed first and then treated. ...Read more

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Remedy for persistent cough in a nine month child?

Remedy for persistent cough in a nine month child?

Depends: Treatment will be different depending upon the cause (s) of prolonged cough. The infant needs to be thoroughly evaluated first. ...Read more

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What over counter meds can I buy for persistent cough?

Not advisable: Persistent cough needs to be evaluated for the cause, as cough is only a symptom (or a sign) for something very benign or more sinister. I strongly recommend a detail w/u than cough suppressants. I seldom give cough suppressants in my practice. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about cure for severe persistent cough?

Can you tell me about cure for severe persistent cough?

The cure with depend: On the cause. Medical evaluation can determine the cause which can then lead to an appropriate treatment plan. ...Read more

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Is cphen effective for treating persistent cough in my 5year old?

Is cphen effective for treating persistent cough in my 5year old?

If Dr. Is monitoring: Cough and cold medicines are no longer used for younger children (partly due to government recommendations a few years ago). However, a school-aged child with an ongoing relationship with his doctor, who can monitor his progress on cough and cold medicines, may use such medicines. C-phen has a sedating antihistamine (chlorpheniramine), a decongestant (phenylephrine), and a cough suppressant (dm). ...Read more

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What causes a persistent cough that usually attack during the wee hours of the morning?

What causes a persistent cough that usually attack during the wee hours of the morning?

Possibilities.,: Possible causes include bronchospasm, post-nasal drip, gerd or a combination of factors. All of these have different treatments so see your doctor so this can be diagnosed and treated. If you smoke, you need to quit to decrease airway inflammation. ...Read more

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Hubby has persistent cough for three months following a severe cold. No other symptoms.?

Hubby has persistent cough for three months following a severe cold. No other symptoms.?

Try saline + nasal: Try nasal saline washes (flush until it comes out the other side) plus nasal steroids, add Claritin or zyrtec if this isn't sufficient. ...Read more

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My baby has a persistent cough although it doesn't seem to be bothering her she's four months what could it be?

My baby has a persistent cough although it doesn't seem to be bothering her she's four months what could it be?

Cough in infants: There are many reasons for a persistent or chronic cough in infants. They include acid reflux/regurgitation with possible aspiration, foreign body in airway, recurrent respiratory infections with asthma-like presentation, congenital malformation of the lungs, etc. An evaluation of cough in infants usually involves chest x-ray, swallow study/upper GI evaluation. Chronic cough is not normal.. ...Read more

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Is it possible that amoxicilin surpress persistent cough and pain in the chest?

Is it possible that amoxicilin surpress persistent cough and pain in the chest?

Maybe: It depends on cause of cough and pain. If it is due to a bacterial infection that is sensitive to penicillins, then yes. Unfortunately, most coughs are due to viral infections that do not get better with antibiotics and the chest pain may be due to muscle strain from that cough. In this case, the only cure is 'a tincture of time.'. ...Read more

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I have a persistent cough because of an itchy throat. Why?

I have a persistent cough because of an itchy throat. Why?

Allergy: Persistent cough with itching is usually due congestion of the back of throat. Allergic reaction to inhaled allergen is the usual cause. Weather change and irritants such as tobacco smoke can also cause the same symptoms. Over the counter antihistamine such as Claritin (loratadine) and decongestants such as sudafed could be useful. ...Read more

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What causes persistent cough?

Cough: Per Mayo Clinic common reasons for chronic cough may include: Post nasal drip, Gastroesophageal reflux disease, asthma, chronic bronchitis, infections, some blood pressure medications. There are many other less common causes. See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/chronic-cough/basics/causes/con-20030883 ...Read more

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How can I do with a persistent cough?

How can I do with a persistent cough?

First find cause: Chronic cough has many causes, allergies environmental, pollen, dust, mold. Medications, like ace inhibitors, . Infections, and finally underlying lung disease or reflux esophagitis. First the cause should be identified, so accordingly the treatment. To begin with see a doctor, be listened and examined. Get a chest x ray. ...Read more

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Best home remedies for persistent cough?

Best home remedies for persistent cough?

Depends...: Treatment for a nonproductive, chronic cough depends on the etiology. Some possible etiologies include bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip or even a combination of factors. All these etiologies have entirely different treatments so treatment depends on the suspected etiology. Your doctor should evaluate your cough so the correct treatment can be rendered. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a persistent cough?

Multiple causes: The most common causes of persistent cough are asthma, post nasal drip from allergies or sinus infection, and ge reflux. There are numerous less common causes that should also be investigated such as tumor, infection, foreign body, heart failure, etc. A lung specialist will be able to identify the cause through chest/sinus x-ray or ct, lung function test, feno, lab studies, history and exam. ...Read more

Dr. Aida Soriano
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Persistent Cough (Definition)

Cough- rapid expulsion of air from lungs, (usually to clear airways). Persistent = continuing over a ...Read more


Dr. Russell Faust
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Chronic Cough (Definition)

Chronic cough = persistently expelling air from lungs ...Read more