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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Persistent Winter Cough That Disappears In Summer

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2yr old has lingering persistent dry cough and sneezing after a cold that lasted 14 days. Weather is rainy? Could it be allergies? Cold? See doctor?

2yr old has lingering persistent dry cough and sneezing after a cold that lasted 14 days. Weather is rainy? Could it be allergies? Cold? See doctor?

Viral: Sometimes a viral infection leads to coughing for several weeks but the sneezing should have improved by now. Thus allergies to indoor allergens may well be the cause since rains usually cleans out outdoor airborne allergens. Yes , you should consult your doctor. ...Read more

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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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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I have continous cough just in winter, mild wheeze, productive sputum, came after nasal congestion agrrevate by exercise. What it the cause of cough ?

I have continous cough just in winter, mild wheeze, productive sputum, came after nasal congestion agrrevate by exercise.
What it the cause of cough ?

Possible Asthma: You need to have it checked as it happens every winter persistant episodes of cogh associated with wheezing suggest you may have asthma which is triggered in winter and causes cough and wheezing so consult your doctor and get it checked. ...Read more

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Progression in the past 6 days of cough from dry croup-like to hoarse deep phlegmy. More frequent now.

Progression in the past 6 days of cough from dry croup-like to hoarse deep phlegmy. More frequent now.

Worsening Cough...: Cough can be due to a number of conditions. A common cold or upper respiratory tract infection is probably the most likely cause, but poorly controlled allergies, asthma, and/or GERD can also cause issues with persistent cough. Try symptomatic management. See your primary doctor for further workup if persists. Might require a chest x-ray if symptoms concerning for pneumonia. ...Read more

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What can cause a productive cough mainly in the morning every day for about a month? Been to doctors, congestion not in lungs. Allergies or asthma?

What can cause a productive cough mainly in the morning every day for about a month? Been to doctors, congestion not in lungs. Allergies or asthma?

Check bedroom: Hi emily. There may be something in the bedroom that is an allegan. That can include your bedding, a feaher pillow or feather or wool blanket. Since the cough has been going on for a month, i would check your heating system. You may need to replace the filter, or clean the humidefier if you are using a humidifer or vaporizer make sure you clean them. Hopefully, symptoms will improve. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Started allergy shots 8 months ago .is it normal to get throat infection or upper respiratory infection In fall with weather changing of dry weather?

Started allergy shots 8 months ago .is it normal to get throat infection or upper respiratory infection In fall with weather changing of dry weather?

Yes: Throat infections such as strep throat, and upper respiratory infections such as the common cold, are very common and affect everyone, including people taking allergy shots. Taking allergy shots does not prevent a person from catching contagious diseases like throat and nose infections. ...Read more

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I heard many people with cough typically have a wet cough and that antihistamine would help in drying out mucus and stop the cough, is this true?

I heard many people with cough typically have a wet cough and that antihistamine would help in drying out mucus and stop the cough, is this true?

Wet and dry cough: Wet cough is usually real phlegm from the lungs that can be expectorated with expectorant and mucolytic. Dry coughs are usually postnasal drip, very little from above that are treated with antihistamines and othe remedies to prevent drip from the sinuses. There you go, the answer is different. ...Read more

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Have a scratchy, slightly painful throat. Comes & goes~few weeks. Cough in pm, often during sleep. No fevers/congestion. Ideas? First OTC med to try?

Have a scratchy, slightly painful throat. Comes & goes~few weeks. Cough in pm, often during sleep. No fevers/congestion. Ideas? First OTC med to try?

Acid Reflux: This sounds like classic acid reflux or what we call silent reflux in my specialty without the typical burning, belching. I usually recommend prilosec OTC in am and zantac OTC in pm before bed - try for 6 weeks - if no improvement see your primary doctor. ...Read more

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Iallergies for so many thing especially in this days unstandable for me reason of the cold weather .. Angina in every 2 w. White things in my throat?

Iallergies for so many thing especially in this days unstandable for me reason of the cold weather .. Angina  in every 2 w. White things in my throat?

Exudates: If you have exudates in your throat, you have to see a doctor for proper treatment. Angina in a loose way is a heart pain from clogged arteries and that's not probably what you have. You may need anti allergy medicines and even the special ones like singular. Discuss it with your doctor and be tested well for your allergies so they ca be treated better. ...Read more

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2yr old has dry hacking cough, since november. Dr confirmed lungs clear. The same thing happens each year in winter. Would a humidifier help?

2yr old has dry hacking cough, since november. Dr confirmed lungs clear. The same thing happens each year in winter. Would a humidifier help?

Yes: It sounds like your child has an irritated respiratory tract. It 's great the lungs are clear. A vaporizer or humidifier often helps in winter months when the humidity is low. Also, you may want to try a dose of Diphenhydramine at bedtime (like benadryl). If the cough continues or worsens, check back with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why is my anxiety worse in winter than in other seasons?

Why is my anxiety worse in winter than in other seasons?

Less light,: vitamin D, wider range of weather such as snow and ice storms. All of this can create a feeling of being out of control. "Hope and help for your nerve" is a book by Claire Weekes that may be helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are seasonal allergies to blame for my 6 year old daughters mild cough? No runny sneezy nose - which would be the classic symptom ...

Are seasonal allergies to blame for my 6 year old daughters mild cough? No runny sneezy nose - which would be the classic symptom ...

Variable: A "mild cough" in a 6 year old could certainly be allergies especially if she is rubbing her nose a lot, has dark circles under her eyes, or dry skin in patches on her arms and legs. If she has a history of respiratory infections she should certainly see her pediatrician to be sure. ...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