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Persistent Cough After Pneumonia
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?
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
Can a nagging, persistent cough for almost 2 hours now after bottle feeding with no other s/s be aspiration pneumonia in a healthy 9-month old?
6 months baby with chronic persistent cough daily for four months！ oral antiallergic agent is not effective, X-ray showed bronchitis (or pneumonia?).Af
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
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
I had atypical pneumonia in October of 2014. I still have a chronic cough six months later. Is that normal?
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
Can metronidazole help some kind of lung disease, I took it for gut trouble, but it was helping with my severe chronic cough, cud I ve pneumonia?
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
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
Persistent Cough: Cough- rapid expulsion of air from lungs, (usually to clear airways). Persistent = continuing over a long period of time. ...Read more
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
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
The cure with depend: On the cause. Medical evaluation can determine the cause which can then lead to an appropriate treatment plan. ...Read more
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
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
I have had a persistent cough for two months now and have recently begun feeling nauseated on a constant basis. May be unrelated.
I have had a persistent cough for about a year now. I'm otherwise healthy, but there are times when I cough quite a bit for no apparent reason.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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