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Doctor insights on: Persistent Winter Cough That Disappears In Summer

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Son has dry deep cough a lot last 3 winters persistent had 1 allergic react? On last spring could it be ashtmatic no other symptoms how best to treat

Son has dry deep cough a lot last 3 winters persistent had 1 allergic react? On last spring could it be ashtmatic no other symptoms how best to treat

It may be asthma: Persistent dry coughing may indicate constriction of the airways. There is a history of allergic reactions which place your son at higher risk for asthma. Your doctor can perform a lung function test with and without a bronchodilator to determine the response. ...Read more

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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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I get a dry cough and slight wheeze every winter after a head cold that lasts for about 6 weeks. Ok in the summer! What could cause it? Thanks!

I get a dry cough and slight wheeze every winter after a head cold that lasts for about 6 weeks. Ok in the summer! What could cause it? Thanks!

Possibly allergic: Sounds like a seasonal allergic response, or senstivity to an inhaled substance however given your age, it's best to get it checked out.
Dry cough and wheeze can also be related to asthma, and reflux. ...Read more

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I suffer from cough for last 15 years in winter. Difficulty in talking. No problem in summer. May it be cancer.

I suffer from cough for last 15 years in winter. Difficulty in talking. No problem in summer. May it be cancer.

No: Cancer would not cause the seasonal symptoms you described. Cold can induce an allergic reaction in some patients. Some people even get asthma in cold weather. Try taking anti-histaminics, available in drugs stores without prescription. If that does not help, it would be time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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How do you treat a persistent nigthtime cough in your child?

How do you treat a persistent nigthtime cough in your child?

Depends: This is something to discuss with the kids doc. It could be triggered by post nasal drip from allergies or irritant exposure. It could also be a feature of asthma. ...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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Any experience with a persistent nigthtime cough in children?

Any experience with a persistent nigthtime cough in children?

Asthma, Allergies?: Nighttime cough is often caused by asthma, although allergies are also a problem - especially in Texas. Chronic or persistent cough could be caused by pneumonia, foreign body, viral infections, or even pertussis. Visit your doctor for an exam; a chest X-ray may be needed. Consider using an allergy medicine to see if this helps. Call for a sick visit for difficulty breathing or audible wheezing. ...Read more

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What to do about a persistent barky cough?

What to do about a persistent barky cough?

Proper diagnosis: It can result from asthma but it can also result from other causes, depending on its duration. You need to see your doctor about it. ...Read more

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What can be cause behind my persistent dry cough?

What can be cause behind my persistent dry cough?

Chronic cough: The possible etiologies of a persistent dry cough include bronchospasm, post-nasal drip, gerd or some combination of these etiologies. Since the treatment of each of these is completely different, it is important that you return to your doctor if a particular treatment doesn't lead to complete resolution of the cough. If even 1 etiology is untreated, the cough will persist. ...Read more

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I've had a pretty bad dry persistent hacking cough?

I've had a pretty bad dry persistent hacking cough?

Possibilities...: First, the duration of the cough is important to determine cause. For example, if if is present for a few days to week, the likely diagnosis is acute bronchitis. If present for over 3 weeks, then possibilities include bronchospasm from any cause, chronic bronchitis, post-nasal drip, gerd, or even a combination of factors. See you doctor for eval and definitive treatment. ...Read more

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Can there be a rare condition for persistent dry cough?

Can there be a rare condition for persistent dry cough?

Three most common di: I would think of common diseases before uncommon diseases. The most common causes of a dry cough are post nasal drainage, asthma and acid reflux. Less common causes are a viral bronchitis or a viral pneumonia. See your physician. If the cough has lasted at least three weeks you need a chest x-ray. ...Read more

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What can be the actual cause behind my persistent dry cough?

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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What could be the real root cause behind my persistent dry cough?

Asthma/other lung dz: Peristent dry cough has many possible causes- including atypical pneumonia, chronic rhintis with post nasal drip is possible- also asthma or COPD which are chronic lung conditions. There are certain meds that can cause dry cough - so if you are on BP meds - check and see if you are on something that causes this. Go see your dr for eval- may do cxr and pft to eval. ...Read more

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Persistent dry cough that starts around 6pm every day for last week?

Persistent dry cough that starts around 6pm every day for last week?

Many causes: If this happens after you eat a big dinner, reflux may be the issue. This may also be from exposure to your home environment if you get home from work at about this time or just a consequence of a recent cold. See doctor if the problems worsen or persists for more than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Persistent unproductive cough. Female aged 34. Suggest remedy. Thank you?

Persistent unproductive cough. Female aged 34. Suggest remedy. Thank you?

Depends...: ...On what is causing the cough. Obviously using a "remedy" for something conceivably serious would be a really bad idea. ...Read more

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What can I give my child for persistent (3 months) cough in 22 month old?

What can I give my child for persistent (3 months) cough in 22 month old?

See doctor: 3 months is too long for a cough. You should see the doctor for an evaluation and treatment for the cough. ...Read more

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If I have a persistent wet cough and it will not go away what could this be.

If I have a persistent wet cough and it will not go away what could this be.

Cough: Many times a productive cough suggests an infection in the bronchial tubes or lungs. That is a more serious infection than a regular cold. You should get checked by a doctor to listen to your lungs. That is the best way to get the right diagnosis and begin a treatment. Especially if have been coughing more than 10 days. ...Read more

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Persistent wet cough. 29 former smoker (7 yrs non smoker). What's are causes?

Persistent wet cough. 29 former smoker (7 yrs non smoker). What's are causes?

Some causes: A "wet" cough usually implies that mucus is involved at the level of the voicebox. The answer can be classified according to where the mucus is originating from (could be lungs, bronchioles, bronchi, trachea, larynx, nose, sinuses, or even reaction to acid from the digestive tract if acid reflux is involved). Could certainly be infectious, but could also be allergic. Less likely to be cancer. ...Read more

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What natural medicine can be given to my son who has persistent irritating cough?

What natural medicine can be given to my son who has persistent irritating cough?

Honey: If your son is over one year old, 1 teaspoon of dark honey (buckwheat is the best) can be given every 2 hours for cough and/or sore throat. ...Read more

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My 13 week old has a barky cough. It's not continual, just every once in a while. Should I take him to the dr?

Workup and Mgt: I agree that this may be a mild viral illness, which should resolve spontaneously. If it does not, and/or is associated with other symptoms such as respiratory distress, poor feeding, sweating, poor growth, then I would advise a further evaluation. This may include imaging studies of the airway. ...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?

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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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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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

Persistent Winter Cough (Definition)

Persistent winter cough is a symptom in which a person has a chronic cough during the cold weather season, with the cough going away when the warmer days of spring and summer arrive. "Winter cough" is an older term that ...Read more