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I hav talking induced dry cough that last for several weeks after exposure to cold air,air condition& after influenza infection.any help about reasons?

I hav talking induced dry cough that last for several weeks after exposure to cold air,air condition& after influenza infection.any help about reasons?

Reactive airways: Hello Tarek, Sometimes after a severe respiratory infection, the cough can linger for a few months. The airways can become inflamed and spasm. Certain triggers can cause this to occur including excessive talking, laughing and cold air. If it persists beyond a couple of months, you should see your local doctor to ensure that there is not another reason for the cough. Pamela Svendsen, MD ...Read more

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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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I am having trouble breathing and have a really dry cough that hurts my throat as well as not being able to talk much help?

I am having trouble breathing and have a really dry cough that hurts my throat as well as not being able to talk much help?

Go to ER...: Shortness of breath can be s life-threatening symptom. Possible etiologies for your symptoms include acute bronchitis from viral or bacterial origin, bronchospasm from any etiology, etc. Depending on your other symptoms, the etiology of your shortness of breath can be cardiac, musculoskeletal, pulmonary, etc. You need to go to the er to be diagnosed and then treated. Call 911 if there's no ride! ...Read more

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Treating a Cough (Checklist)

Try over-the-counter cough medications at the start of a cough
Daily
If the coughing persists or worsens, see a doctor promptly
Once
If you have chest pain or shortness of breath with cough, see a doctor
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Can acid reflux be without any symtoms? And can cause dry cough after eating, talking, tired, and lifting things ?no cough while sleeping

Can acid reflux be without any symtoms? And can cause dry cough after eating, talking, tired, and lifting things ?no cough while sleeping

Yes: Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) can present in many ways. Some people do not experience the "typical" heartburn and regurgitation. They may have cough or get frequent pneumonia in severe cases. If cough is the main symptom it makes sense to start with your PCP or a pulmonary doctor. If either of them is concerned for reflux as a cause of your symptoms they will likely refer you to a GI doctor. ...Read more

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Dry cough/irritation when trying to talk or breathe in for 3 months. Crackling/wheezing when breathing through mouth and nose. ?

Dry cough/irritation when trying to talk or breathe in for 3 months. Crackling/wheezing when breathing through mouth and nose. ?

Cough: May be a sign of asthma in a bad allergy season if you are not a smoker. Suggest you see a pulmonologist to fully evaluate with breathing tests. Sometimes an ENT evaluation of the vocal cords and nose is needed as well ...Read more

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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
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Use mild soap when washing the skin
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Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
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My three year old daughter has had a persistent dry cough and minimal runny nose without a fever.

My three year old daughter has had a persistent dry cough and minimal runny nose without a fever.

Possible allergies.: If your daughter is having recurrent symptoms with out fevers and signs of acute infection she is most likely having recurrent allergic symptoms. I would rec using saline nose drops for nasal hygiene. Take some loratidine otc, and look for signs of improvement. If nothing changes in 3-4 weeks then talk to your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Treating Whooping Cough (Checklist)

Control the cough with medications and keep hydrated
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Finish all antibiotics, even if the patient is improving or better
Once
Assure all immunizations are up to date, and avoid newborns when sick
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What can be the actual cause behind my persistent dry cough?

Many things: There are many things that can cause a persistent dry cough some of which are serious problems. Smoking can lead to a persistent cough so if you are smoking please stop now. Allergies, dry air, infections, medications and heart problems are just some of the things that can cause this. You should have this evaluated by a health care professional. ...Read more

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Dry Cough (Definition)

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