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Post Viral Cough
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
Post Nasal Drip and Bad Breath? Allergic Rhinitis , Colds, Cough viral and bacterial infections, Toothache, Mouth breathing
See your physician: There are many and various illnesses which could match your description. I can appreciate your concerned, but finding a proper diagnosis and treatment may be the answer to your worries. Rec.: see your physician for physical and referral to other specialties (e.g. dentist , ENT) if needed. Take good care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Productive choking cough worse after 10days, chest/ears clear throat sore.No fever but sinus headache. Yellow-bloody phelgm. Secondary virus?
Runny stuffy nose (clear). Post nasal drip. Chest congestion/burning chest. Body aches. No fever. Cold or allergies? Treatment? Thank you!
Uri with 103 fever, chills was improving, now worsened with lost voice, sore throat, unproductive cough, sinus congestion (yellow mucus). Pneumonia?
Yes: When body produces excessive mucus, thicker than normal does it become problem when the mucus runs down the back of the nose to the throat, it's called postnasal drip.Colds, flu allergies (called allergic postnasal drip), sinus infection or sinusitis are most common causes. Postnasal drip creates an annoying feeling that makes you want to constantly clear your throat. Antihistamines help. ...Read more
Funny feeling in throat. Post nasal drip. Not strep. Dry cough. Mucus seeming to go to chest but unproductive cough. Mucus yellow..And white?
After antibiotics for cough had sorethroat colds fever cough again.Now no more colds fever sorethroat but cough still lingering, do I need antibiotics?
Probably not . : Your cough might just be drainage from the back of your throat due to allergies , the cold weather, ; viruses .You may want to try any allergy medicines with expectorant if you need to thin out your mucus . Drink plenty of warm liquids, honey with tea, chicken broth , warm chocolate drinks , coffee etc.If you develop fever and your condition worsened, time to go back to your doctor for an exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i take clindahexal to treat sinus related infection - symptoms: mucous, nasal congestion, post nasal drip, persistent cough?
If recommended by MD: Clindamycin (clindahexal) is an antibiotic that can be use in treating sinus infections. Your symptoms and the absence of pain suggest that this may be an allergy rather than an infection and antibiotics may not be be necessary. Allergy treatment and neti pot may work. Clindamycin can have some very serious bowel side effects and should not be taken lightly. ...Read more
Chronic bronchial asthma. 2 days coughing up green sputum, no voice, SOB, uncontrolled cough even with benzonatate. No wheeze, o2 94-96%?
Pneumonia: You have acute pneumonia or bacterial bronchitis and you need urgent medical attention. You also list no medical history of any conditions or medications. Without adequate information about your general health, we cannot provide you with any more advice. Please see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had low fever from common cold. Now fever free. Nasal congestion and productive cough. Phlegm appears to be greenish yellow. Paranoid about pneumonia?
Sinus infection or just allergies? Yellow congestion, mild cough at night, post nasal drip, constant runny nose. No sinus pain. Had this 2 weeks now.
Can be either/both: Time to see your doctor to find out. ...Read more
Had a cold thats been gone for a week but still have a slight cough. How long before i should suspect something other than post viral cough?
Cough...: A post-viral cough can last for many weeks if untreated. This type of cough-usually non-productive-is typically due to bronchospasm and a bronchodilator inhaler can help get rid of this cough faster. Any cough that continues for 2 weeks or longer should be seen by a doctor for diagnosis/treatment. The doctor can diagnose/treat a bronchospastic cough, thus decreasing cough duration! Good luck!! ...Read more
What is the treatment of post viral cough if 74 hyper tensive taking metoprolol and cordarone 100mg for afib or can leaves it without treatment?
What do you suggest if I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidsim and ever since I am having frequent cold cough, viral etc. Are both the things related?
When a dry, tickle cough lingers and lingers after other viral symptoms get better... does this mean the virus is still in your system?
Dry and sometimes productive cough for more than 2 months, started after a viral in december. Cough lot more when outdoors. No other symptoms. Reason?
Cough: After viral illnesses there can be inflammation in the lung. This can be associated with a prolonged cough and worsening of underlying asthma. If the air is cold this can cause reactivity of the airway and cause cough in some individuals. Allergic patients with asthma can worsen when 1 or more triggering factors such as a viral illness and cold air combine. Prmg fax 858 259 9689 for rev of record. ...Read more
Went to dr they said I have viral tempatures - seemed to developed a cough now should I go back? Dry cough continues till hard to breath
Re-eval needed.: Viral infections can cause a cough, fevers, chills, achiness. The issue is the time frame. Viral infections generally last three to five days, so if your symptoms in sum have lasted longer than that you need to be seen again to make sure you don't in fact have a bacterial infection requiring antibiotics. ...Read more
Got inhaler for viral bronchitis 3 weeks ago. Started off w 2 puffs 4 times per day for first and deceased. Should I still be using. I still cough.
For about a week I have what seems like dry cough during day & in the mornings I have more cough with thick green mucus.Why? Dr only says it is viral
I have had a cough for a couple of weeks from viral bronchitis. When I cough sometimes I can not stop causing me to not be able to breath AT ALL, HELP?
Cough: It sounds like you are experiencing an asthma like condition where the small muscles in your lower airway are spasming. (bronch0spasm). Can you hear yourself wheezing ? Most docs would prescribe an inhaler (albuterol) etc and perhaps a short course of steroids. See your primary care provider. ...Read more
Remedies: Viruses tend to run their course.Rest, hydrate well with water & stay far, far away from cigarette smoke. You can keep mucosa moist with a humidifier. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Slippery elm bark lozenges are another option. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. ...Read more
Euthyroid sick.: There is a condition called euthyroid sick syndrome, wherein a process in another part of the body generates a response by the thyroid, thereby affecting temporarily the hormonal output of the thyroid gland. This could make your thyroid hormone levels appear abnormal on a coincident blood test. May be better to wait until you're feeling better to get that blood test. ...Read more
Tips: Sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more
I am having fever from 2 days . No cough and cold . Is it possible to have viral without having cough and cold . What can it be ?
Yes, You can: It is possible to suffer a viral syndrome with fever, body aches and pains, without upper respiratory symptoms of nasal congestion, sore throat , runny nose, etc. You can take a medication like Ibuprofen to help with fever and body aches. See your doctor if your fever persists. ...Read more
6 week old baby has got a cough Off of us and when he coughs it hurts him and he cries everytime. Seems viral. Anything needed to be done?
Little noses: Irritants like perfume & dust can make the nose swell inside & the mucous they make may make them cough. If babies activity or feeding is pretty normal, simple nasal wash out with saline can improve things. If babies activity changes & they seem fussy, tired,have fever or not interested in feeding, it's time for a visit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2.5 wks of cough w/mucus. No congestion for 1.5 weeks but now severe congestion. Low fever 1st week none now. Viral or will meds/abx help? Never sick
Exam: You must be seen, examined, tested, evaluated, diagnosed and treated by a physician asap. You cannot be diagnosed online. ...Read more