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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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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What can be the reason of having regular cough . What can be done to stop new cough ?

What can be the reason of having regular cough . What can be done to stop new cough ?

Diagnose first....: Before any cough can be treated, the cause of the cough must be diagnosed. Common causes of cough include acute bronchitis, bronchospasm from any etiology, post-nasal drip, gerd, etc. All of these causes have entirely different treatments and a cough can be due to more than one condition. Therefore, see your doctor so your cough can be diagnosed and then treated. ...Read more

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How come I constantly cough for no reason, im not sick and I have been coughing every 2 sec?

How come I constantly cough for no reason, im not sick and I have been coughing every 2 sec?

See doctor...: Possible etiologies of your cough include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. See your doctor so the diagnosis can be made and treatment given. Treatment depends on the diagnosis of the cough! if you are short of breath with this cough, go to the er! ...Read more

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My child is having lots of cough at night but normal in daytime. What is the reason for this?

My child is having lots of cough at night but normal in daytime.  What is the reason for this?

Nocturnal asthma?: Respiratory symptoms are more pronounced at night due to the parasympathetic nervous system being active. Consider evaluate for nocturnal asthma and stepwise asthma treatment. Environment optimization change pillow cases 2/week, bedsheets 1/week, remove dust/rugs from bedroom, increase air circulation, fix a/c filters. Ask pediatrician to evaluate these important symptoms. ...Read more

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I am getting cough if i go to out side the room what is the reason for it and how can i over come from this problem?

I am getting cough if i go to out side the  room what is the reason for it and how can i over come from this problem?

Asthma vs. pollution: Hi! Cough with a specific activity is often related to environmental exposure (like pollution, tobacco smoke, nearby animals, other people's cooking), or even caused by a change in temperature of the air inside vs. outside. Sometimes it is a sign of asthma (even without a prior diagnosis). A primary care doctor can order some tests & help arrange evaluation by a pulmonologist (lung specialist). ...Read more

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My friend has got t.B 1yr back. Nw she is okay after completing her full course of medicine. Bt she still have cough problem.What is the reason for it?

My friend has got t.B 1yr back. Nw she is okay after completing her full course of medicine. Bt she still have cough problem.What is the reason for it?

There are many...: ....Many reasons for cough, including colds, flu, asthma, and many others. However, the number one concern is that the TB isn't really gone. She needs to be evaluated by her doctor to make sure she doesn't have active tuberculosis. Then, after that, other reasons for cough can be explored and other treatments tried. ...Read more

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For what reason does my tampon fall out when i cough or exercise?

For what reason does my tampon fall out when i cough or exercise?

Variable: Most often, loss of vaginal tone is related to loss of pelvic support. Many times, these are related to pregnancy & childbirth, especially vaginal delivery. Other symptoms may include involuntary loss of urine, bulging of tissue at the vaginal opening, and loss of sexual sensations. See a gynecologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I often get phlame and cough what could be the reason and what is the remedy?

I often get phlame and cough what could be the reason and what is the remedy?

Chronic bronchitis?: Your symptoms may be due to chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. It is diagnosed by clinical symptoms and pulmonary function tests. Treatment includes bronchodilator and steroid inhalers as well as smoking cessation. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have cough problem during all season what are the reason for such and what can be solution?

I have cough problem during all season what are the reason for such and what can be solution?

See your DR and: Get checked for post nasal drip, acid reflux, asthma, bronchitis, medication side effect, possible exposure to smoke and other pollutants etc. Consider having a chest xray to rule out a lung condition. Take care! ...Read more

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My son always cough after each meals, what is the reason for this coughing. Any medication which can ease this problem . ?

My son always cough after each meals, what is the reason for this coughing. Any medication which can ease this problem .
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For a specific : Answer, he needs to see his pediatrician. If it's from gastroesophageal reflux, there is medication management. If from something else, those medications might not help. As with any medical or behavioral symptoms, diagnosis drives treatment. ...Read more

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Why does cough from bronchitis get worse at night?

Why does cough from bronchitis get worse at night?

Many reasons: Most likely due to humidity, position, temperature changes; can be d/t environment changes (@ home not work) and allergens present; can be meds wearing off from earlier in day. Should discuss w/your dr to see how to best manage symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes this forceful cough when having bronchitis?

What causes this forceful cough when having bronchitis?

Inflammation: Lungs evolved to protect us by keeping foreign bodies out. Cough is one of the most effective defense mechanisms but it can be a very troubling symptom of any inflammatory insult (such as a bronchitis, usually caused by a virus). Sometimes the cough persists long after the bug is gone. You should have a cxr if you have persistent cough, and some inhalers can reduce (not eliminate) the cough. ...Read more

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Dry hacky cough after bronchitis, what would you suggest?

Dry hacky cough after bronchitis, what would you suggest?

Bronchitis not bette: It means your bronchitis is not completely cured and that's why you still have cough or you may have pneumonia and need a chest xray.Do not smoke and follow uo with your doctor. ...Read more

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How can you distinguish between a smoker's cough and bronchitis?

How can you distinguish between a smoker's cough and bronchitis?

Comparison: Smoker' s cough will stay about the same while bronchitis in top of smoker' s cough will bring increased sputum production, sometimes fever, increased shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Does a cough with bronchitis get a lot worse before it gets better?

Acute bronchitis?: If you are referring to acute bronchitis, a worsening cough can be a sign of bronchospasm that can complicate acute bronchitis. Treatment can consist of bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. See your doctor for evaluation if you have a worsening cough with acute bronchitis. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get chemical bronchitis? How do u know does it come with a strong cough?

How long does it take to get chemical bronchitis? How do u know does it come with a strong cough?

Depends : Chemical bronchitis is usually from exposure to potent toxins whether it be household cleaners or pesticides or other chemicals. Symptoms can come on immediately or be slightly delayed. It is important that you get evaluation and follow up for this. You may need an inhaler to help with any bronchospasm you're having. Are you coughing up blood? hard to breathe? If yes, go to the emergency room now ...Read more

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How long after bronchitis does the cough last ? It's dry and annoying and constant and nothing helps

How long after bronchitis does the cough last ? It's dry and annoying and constant and nothing helps

Bronchiolitis: Sometimes after Bronchitis, there is a residual irritation of the airways called Bronchiolitis. It is important to see your doctor as they can do a quick and easy test called a Peak Flow Meter which will rule out Asthma that can sometimes happen after Bronchitis as well. Moreover your doctor maybe able to prescribe something to make you feel better. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Bronchitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi. May be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics , steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can ...Read more