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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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Wheezing cough that causes vomiting, constant chest pain, severe headache, fatigue, 99.5-100.5 fever, flushed face, sore throat, green mucus. ideas?

Wheezing cough that causes vomiting, constant chest pain, severe headache, fatigue, 99.5-100.5 fever, flushed face, sore throat, green mucus. ideas?

GetChecked/Treated: From the symptoms you describe,fever,chest pain,headache,sore throat and green mucus .It seems you have a respiratory Infection.It could be a Bacterial infection as you have green mucus.Get it checked by your Doctor as you may need Antibiotics if doctor feels you need after your examination ...Read more

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Cough phlegm chest pain with fever?

Cough phlegm chest pain with fever?

See your doctor: You could have a pneumonia setting in. See your doctor for the appropriate evaluation. Get well soon. ...Read more

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17year old with productive cough fatigue no fever?

Bronchitis: If this person is it sounds like it may be time to see the doctor. A persistent productive cough and fatigue may be more than just a cold. ...Read more

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What causes persistent cough?

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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Persistent cough with low grade fever, coughing up foam ?

Persistent cough with low grade fever, coughing up foam ?

Cough: You cough is due to a post nasal drip from a possible sinus infection. Use a vaporizer at night and sleep on several pillows. If the symptoms have been present for longer than ten days consult an ENT specialist for possible antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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Sneezing, nonproductive cough , slight expiratory wheeze, low fever?

Sneezing, nonproductive cough , slight expiratory wheeze, low fever?

How long: If it has been a few days you may have a viral infection, if longer i would be concerned about a bronchitis. See your doctor anyhow, especially because you are wheezing. ...Read more

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Sob, congestion, worsening cough with occasional sputum, low grade fever, weakness, started sunday, can't sleep, red sore scratchy throat.

Sob, congestion, worsening cough with occasional sputum, low grade fever, weakness, started sunday, can't sleep, red sore scratchy throat.

It could be: From a viral infection causing ur sorethroat/ pharyngitis and cough/ bronchitis. Taking otc cough meds, vitamin c may help. However, if ur symptoms get worse and persistent, go see ur dr and get checked for bacterial infection. Best wishes! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/cold-and-flu/tc/coughs-topic-overview. ...Read more

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What causes a dry persistent non productive nighttime cough?

What causes a dry persistent non productive nighttime cough?

Cough: Hello, a cough is a reflex event that occurs after stimulation to the nerves of the airways. A specific night time cough could be due to a few possibilities . First would be a cough variant of asthma. Instead of the wheezing that commonly occurs with asthma, a person coughs instead. My other thought could be from a reflux condition that while you sleep, a small amount of gastric liquid reflexes up. ...Read more

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Persistent cough, phlegm in throat, no fever. Why?

Persistent cough, phlegm in throat, no fever. Why?

It could be many: Things . To mention few , postnasal drip , upper respiratory infection . If the symptom gets worse and become persistent , see your doc. If it is easing up and getting better , probably it is nothing and self limited ...Read more

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Fever, coughing, nausea chills tired and pneumonia suseptbul?

Fever, coughing, nausea chills tired and pneumonia suseptbul?

See a doctor: If you're feeling chest pain, having trouble breathing or feeling short of breath, you should see a doctor immediately and not wait until your doctor's office opens tomorrow. This could be something viral, but bacterial pneumonia is still very possible, especially if you have a Hx of recurrent pneumonia. If you're concerned, don't wait to seek treatment. ...Read more

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Dry cough for wk. Now low grade fever, loose cough, body aches, headache, eye pain, nausea, no appetite, congestion, .

Dry cough for wk. Now low grade fever, loose cough, body aches, headache, eye pain, nausea, no appetite, congestion, .

Viral: It is most likely a viral infection and one can only treat the symptoms. If the symptoms are severe, you will need to see your doctor to get some cough suppression. Tylenol may help the body ache, nasal decongestant spray may be used for up to 5 days maximum. It usually takes 7-10 days to recover. ...Read more

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Sore throat cough mucous chest pain fever and chills ?

Sore throat cough mucous chest pain fever and chills 
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May be a cold: But since you have fever and chills you should see your physician to be checked for something that may need treatment. ...Read more

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Dry cough, chest pain, sore throat, stuffy nose, sneezing, headache, fatigue, nausea, low appetite, body aches all over, low grade fever.

Dry cough, chest pain, sore throat, stuffy nose, sneezing, headache, fatigue, nausea, low appetite, body aches all over, low grade fever.

Seasonal flu: Seasonal flu it is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. If there is no improvement or sore throat is severe or lasts longer than another week, or you are getting joint pain; see your pcp for evaluation. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Pneumonia, bronchitis or flu shortness of breath. Coughing, wheezing, chills, fever, bodyaches, headache

Pneumonia, bronchitis or flu shortness of breath. Coughing, wheezing, chills, fever, bodyaches, headache

Hello. : Hello. Can not distinguish between these three diagnoses based on this information. You will need a medical history, a physical examination to include auscultation of your lungs and you might need a chest xray as well. They will probably check your blood oxygen level and may also do some lab tests. Would play it safe and get evaluated at the emergency room, as there is a possibility that you could have pneumonia. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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102.3 fever, chest pain especially when coughing and breathing, stuffy nose and runny too, sneezing, headache, dizziness, nausea, fatigue. Bronchitis?

Chest pain, fever: Too much to address in just 400 spaces. And with with a name like Cassandra you really should be seen, preferably in person, or maybe by a virtual visit? Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of ... ? ...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