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What OTC is recommended for primary cough headaches?

What OTC is recommended for primary cough headaches?

OTC cough suppress: Any medication that comes with a cough suppressant like dextromethorphan can help cut down the cough, and then Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for the headache as long as you arent allergic or have any kidney or liver issues. Be careful however, because over use of Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) can lead to rebound headaches. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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What could mimic a primary/secondary cough headache? Dr says it's rare so i must not have it. It's a rather unique type of headache

What could mimic a primary/secondary cough headache? Dr says it's rare so i must not have it. It's a rather unique type of headache

Sinus? Allergies?: Certainly a sinusitis, or just a lot of nasal congestion/allergies can give you a headache which worsens with coughing. Primary cough headache is diagnosed when you have a headache which occurs with coughing and no other cause is found. Ask your doc to check you for sinus problems/allergies. Good luck! ...Read more

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What to do in case of cough and headache?

What to do in case of cough and headache?

If it's just from...: If some cough and headache are just from a mild cold, then the over-the-counter cold medicines are what people usually find relief with. However, some illnesses such as strep throat and "the flu" also have these same symptoms, but can be treated by a doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have headache when you cough?

What does it mean to have headache when you cough?

Difficult: There could be many different causes, but if you only have a headache when you cough, you may have a type of primary headache. How serious it is, and what it can be related to, need to be evaluated by a primary care provider, or perhaps even a specialist. Without more detail, it is difficult to say more. ...Read more

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I have a horrible cough and headache what should I do

I have a horrible cough and headache what should I do

Horrible cough: It could be a viral or bacterial infection. I would suggest you call your doctor and discuss. ...Read more

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What to do if I have headache/cough/bloodymucusfromthroat?

What to do if I have headache/cough/bloodymucusfromthroat?

See doctor: Those symptoms can be from a viral or bacterial infection of the upper respiratory tract. ...Read more

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Which cold, cough, and headache meds are good to take with you on an overseas vacation?

Which cold, cough, and headache meds are good to take with you on an overseas vacation?

Best Headache Meds: A 2014 study indicates that medication containing a combination of acetylsalicylic acid, (aspirin), acetaminophen(paracetamol), and caffeine is more effective than acetaminophen alone. http://thejournalofheadacheandpain.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/1129-2377-15-76 ...Read more

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Cough headaches, 8/10 pain, had them before, neuro knows. Can these be dangerous? They hurt

Cough headaches, 8/10 pain, had them before, neuro knows. Can these be dangerous? They hurt

Why cough?: Cough is abnormal. There are many possibilities. Check with a lung doc to get it fixed. No need for headaches, let the doc fix it. ...Read more

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I've had a headache on and off after i stand up or cough for about 3 days now. Is it something serious?

I've had a headache on and off after i stand up or cough for about 3 days now. Is it something serious?

Unlikely but ...: Please see your health provider if the situation persists or worsens and see the link below to help you. http://www.achenet.org/news/headache_red_flags_when_to_see_your_doctor/ ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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