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Persistent Tickly Cough That Won T Go Away
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
Bronchospasm.....: The possible etioligies of a chronic cough include bronchospasm from any etiology, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. Bronchospasm can be due to allergy, chronic bronchitis, a form of COPD usually due to smoking or an acute infection of the airways (usually results in an acute cough). See your doctor so your cough can be diagnosed since treatment depends on the precise diagnosis. ...Read more
More info, please!: How long have you had it? What makes it better? or worse? Do you smoke? Are there any other symptoms, like fever, weight loss, trouble breathing? Ask again, and give more details. Remember that there is a 150 character limit for questions, inc. spaces and punctuation, so keep it brief but complete! ...Read more
Persistent cough will not go away, I do have allergies also, cough is not severe but continuous. How to stop cough?
Woke up with chest tightness have a cold but no cough or fever do I have bronchitis will it go away on its own I have uc so k can't take antibiotics?
Chronic cough: This needs to be addressed with your Pediatrician as there can be several causes - asthma, acid reflux, post nasal drip, exposure to toxins like smoking to name a few. Until you can get in to see your MD use a cool mist humidifier at night, warm water/honey to soothe and observe to see if you can identify any worsening triggers. http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/124/Supplement_2/S142.1.full ...Read more
I have had a chokey productive cough for months. No pain in chest, no fever, worse when i lay down. Doesn't seem to be drainage. No wheezing.
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Will a upper respritory infection go away on its own or do you need antibiotics? I don't have a fever any more just cough, sob, and stuffy nose
Usually: The typical viral illness lasts 7-14 days. There are usually early symptoms such as clear mucous, sore throat, hoarseness, fever, congestion, and aches. Later symptoms are discolored mucous, congestion, and cough which may take an additional 2 weeks to clear. A sinus infection has similar symptoms but they either continue to worsen, or plateau and persist for 3 or more weeks. Treat colds early. ...Read more
Fever 2days. Residual cough little to no phlegm. I smell like a sick person also bad taste. How long till the smell subsides? Cough n phlegm worse?
Have cough 12 days now coughing up brown phlegm do I need to see doc or will it go away on its own?
ACUTE BRONCHITIS: Your symptoms are consistent with acute bronchitis . You need to be reevaluated labs and CXR done to rule out pneumonia. You will probably need a course of antibiotics and a nebulizer to give deeper penetration for medication Please get evaluated promptly! If cough and wheezing are progressive a course of steroids may be tried. Cough generates do to spasming is alveoli in lungs. ...Read more
1st Sx will : Strep throat goes through several phases. The acute symptoms will eventually fade in most without rx. During the sub-acute phase, the body continues to make antibodies and a fraction (1/200) develop long term complications including kidney damage, heart damage(rheumatic fever) and brain injury.Antibiotics can stop the complications if started within ~10 days of first fever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had acute bronchitis n treated w antibiotics 1week felt good, now painful cough side n chest pain phlem ears popping hard to breath . Need go back?
Yes you need to: Yes you need to go back , you need to be checked and may need chest xray if the examining doctor feels it is needed. ...Read more
My throat always closes up itches and hurts when l smoke weed now does this irritation ever go away or does it means something wrong with me?
Stop use: Marijuana smoke contains bronchial irritants. Inhalation with marijuana is more prolonged & deeper than with tobacco. Higher combustion temperatures are reached because it is smoked to a shorter butt. This leads to a carboxyhemoglobin concentration that is 5 times higher than tobacco. 3 times more tar is inhaled. Prolonged use of cannabis can lead to airway inflammation & wheezing. Stop weed now. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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