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Respiratory Symptom Cough
I have had a respiratory ailment for a week. Most symptoms are gone except a cough, fever that returns at night, lethargy. When is this going away?!
My upper respiratory symptoms are runny nose 24 hour, mild cough, shortness of breath, nasal congestion, stuffy nose.So kindly tell me the best medicine ?
See below: You have a cold. I recommend an over the counter decongestant either phenylephrine nose drops or spray or pseudephedrine tablets (the ones locked up behind the counter). Use them for only 3-4 days to avoid rebound phenomenon. You could also take tylenol for pain relief and throat lozenges if sore throat. Take robitussin dm for cough. Keep yourself well hydrated and you should get better soon. ...Read more
Can a deep respitory cough. (Sounds like croupish) be caused by eating a handful of bubbles in a bubble bath? (My son is 3 years old) . no other symptoms just cough.
No: Bubbles from a bubble bath cannot cause a croupy cough. croup is usually caused by a virus. There are spasmodic croupy coughs caused by allergies or asthma of childhood & latter are recurrent. Best wld be to take ur child to be evaluated and his pediatrician will guide u with proper advice regarding precautions and medications. If he is in any distress u shd have him seen right away. ...Read more
My 4yo has diarrhea, 102.6 fever, headache, no upper respitory symptoms except occasional cough. (She has asthma) What could this be? Stomach bug?
Diarrhea: That is not preceded by vomiting and that is associated with fever is more concerning. If the diarrhea has mucous or blood in it, then it certainly needs to be evaluated by a physician and consider stool analysis for bacteria and possibly parasites (if there is a recent travel, particularly to outside the US). Make sure he is drinking plenty of an electrolyte solution such as pedialyte ...Read more
Strep throat doesn't cause respitory symptoms such as cough runny nose and trouble breathing right?
I've had a cough for over 5 weeks now and went to dr 2 wk ago and was told it was upper respiratory. Still coughing and rattling in chest while exhaling?
Cough causes cough: It very well probably was a URI weeks ago and at this point what you're left with is lungs that are so coughed out that there's inflammation down there causing you to cough... Which causes inflammation causing more cough, and you get the point. So, if you're no longer sick and just having the chest noises and cough, you would likely benefit from some prescription cough suppression. ...Read more
My respiratory system is very weak, in every season I have the problem of cough. Is there any way to cure this?
See allergist: It is time for you to consult an allergist to see what can be done. ...Read more
Yes: Unless you have reaction to temperatures like cold or the ingredients of the yogurt ice cream, that should be ok. ...Read more
Cough: If you truly have a viral infection your body has to fight it off. For symptomatic relief of cough you can you Chestal, cool mist vaporizor, or cough drops. Would recommend follow up with your physician to make sure nothing more serious and make personalized recommendations based on your history. ...Read more
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