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I am in 6th week of pregnancy. Now I got severe cough and cold.... Willl it affect babay or pregnancy?

I am in 6th week of pregnancy. Now I got severe cough and cold.... Willl it affect babay or pregnancy?

Most likely not: It is not the illness that is the problem. Your body's immune system should be able to take care of the cough and cold symptoms. The problem would be if you were taking medicines in order to deal with those. The placenta is an amazing barrier, however, when you're pregnant, limit yourself to tylenol/fluids/bedrest and other non-med support measures. Medication with pregnancy is a last resort. ...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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Is it ok to take Claritin (loratadine) 24hr and then Theraflu nighttime severe cough and cold a few hrs later before bed?

Is it ok to take Claritin (loratadine) 24hr and then Theraflu nighttime severe cough and cold a few hrs later before bed?

Flu: Yes. BUT please remember that if you do not feel better after 2-3 days, then a visit to your primary doctor is advised. Assuming you have the flu virus, then take those meds, some Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever and lots of liquid (juice, soup, water). If your cough and other symptoms persist, as I mentioned, schedule a doctor appointment. I do not think the cortisone is a factor at this point. Best wishes ...Read more

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7th day now- have cold & low temp - severe cough - now no voice - been taking alka seltzer severe flu - don't wanna over react - wait or go to dr?

7th day now- have cold & low temp - severe cough - now no voice - been taking alka seltzer severe flu - don't wanna over react - wait or go to dr?

Follow up: Over the counter medications are not very effective. I would recommend relieving congestion with nasal saline, keeping well hydrated and taking a tsp of honey. If your cough is severe, a follow up is recommended. If there is difficulty breathing /high fever, please see your physician. Most uncomplicated viral illnesses clear up in two weeks. Virtual appt can be made. ...Read more

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It's been a couple of days since blurriness in one of my eyes. How long will it take to heal? I have severe cough and cold, and blow my nose a lot.

It's been a couple of days since blurriness in one of my eyes. How long will it take to heal? I have severe cough and cold, and blow my nose a lot.

Viral syndrome: Your description is most consistent with a viral syndrome. The blurry vision may be due to eye surface irritation from conjunctivitis but it also can be related to inflammation in the cornea (keratitis) or rarely iritis. Since the blurriness seems to be persistent, I would go see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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My 9 month old baby has been advised to take salbutamol for past three weeks since he has severe cough and cold. Is it safe? He does not have wheezing

My 9 month old baby has been advised to take salbutamol for past three weeks since he has severe cough and cold. Is it safe? He does not have wheezing

Not used in Kids: Here in the US the drug is not used in kids. It is a long acting product that has not met the safety guidelines of our Food and Drug administration for infant/toddler/early school age. Shorter acting albuterol is often used in such situations. ...Read more

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Day 4 of cold virus; with severe cough. No fever. Now no voice for 2 days. At what point would a visit to clinic be necessary? Remedies for laryngitis?

Day 4 of cold virus; with severe cough. No fever. Now no voice for 2 days. At what point would a visit to clinic be necessary? Remedies for laryngitis?

Clarify: I am presuming your question is about your son? Age? Based on the information given including history and meds, would suggest seeing a primary care doc. For an adult with no other history a viral illness is self limiting. But that is not the case for the history mentioned so seeking help us acceptable. Best of luck ...Read more

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Yellow mucus coming out of nose, severe cough, have rattle sound/feeling in chest, breathing difficulty, chest pain/burning, hot/cold flashes?

Yellow mucus coming out of nose, severe cough, have rattle sound/feeling in chest, breathing difficulty, chest pain/burning, hot/cold flashes?

Sick.: Sounds like you are sick and need care now.? pneumonia? Breathing should not be difficult in a minor illness or cold. You should see the emergency department now or at least your doc first thing in the am. ...Read more

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Had severe cough and cold then lymph node swelled under jaw and ear right side very painful. 24hrs later large numb pimples appeared. M worried now cos everyone who looks at my swelled face tells me its probably cancer.

Had severe cough and cold then lymph node swelled under jaw and ear right side very painful. 24hrs later large numb pimples appeared. M worried now cos everyone who looks at my swelled face tells me its probably cancer.

Need to examine: What you described is unlikely to be cancer, however, It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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Brother has a severe cough, any info?

Brother has a severe cough, any info?

Acute?: If the cough is acute and he's sick (fever, drainage, etc) then he should see his doctor regarding bronchitis or viral infection. If the cough has been going on for a while and he isn't "sick" then consider asthma, allergies, acid reflux or side effect of a medication. ...Read more

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Someone I know has a severe cough, any info?

Someone I know has a severe cough, any info?

Cough: In general, a symptom of coughing can be a sign of a viral or bacterial infection. Cough specific syrups or tablets are readily available for relief. Decongestant medicines can help if the cough is related to sinus drainage. Giving the cough ample time to clear is advisable but if you develop fevers, shortness of breath, chest pains, or bloody sputum, it may be time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Could a severe cough hurt your lungs?

Could a severe cough hurt your lungs?

Inflammation...: A persistent cough will maintain some inflammation in the airways which can cause bronchospasm and continued cough. This is the reason for a cough to remain even after a bronchitis infection has resolved. The treatment often includes a steroid inhaler to decrease the inflammation as well as a bronchodilator inhaler to relieve bronchospasm. ...Read more

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What the safest drug for severe cough to 6th months pregnancy?

What the safest drug for severe cough to 6th months pregnancy?

Cough: It is safe to take Robitussin DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) for a severe cough during pregnancy. ...Read more

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How to cure severe cough for children aged 3years of age?

How to cure severe cough for children aged 3years of age?

See a doctor: Severe coughs should be evaluated by a doctor. This could anything from asthma to a foreign body in the bronchial tubes. ...Read more

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From last 4 days my son having severe cough problem even I took him to many doctors but still having a same problem pls help me?

From last 4 days my son having severe cough problem even I took him to many doctors but still having a same problem pls help me?

Cough: Hard to say without more information. But a cough of four days is not unusual in children. If has been to many doctors than I would guess you should be reassured that this cough will pass without complications. ...Read more

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What to do if I felt different and developrd a dry severe cough. I am off of it thank god! Did you find some natural alternatives?

What to do if I felt different and developrd a dry severe cough. I am off of it thank god! Did you find some natural alternatives?

Here is one: Here is one East Indian remedy. Mix Jaggery (or gur - a sugar found in India) with 200 grams of Coriander seeds into a paste and then add water. Boil & inhale vapors four times a day. ...Read more

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Severe cough during pregnancy? Is it normal?

Severe cough during pregnancy? Is it normal?

Not normal: Normal implies that most pregnant women suffer from cough which clearly is not true. Pregnant women should not have a cough just like everyone else. Your cough will need to be evaluated by your doctor to determine the cause and treatment options. ...Read more

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I have a severe cough but no fever, what to do?

I have a severe cough but no fever, what to do?

Cough, no fever: I would ask if the cough is dry, or productive of phlegm, and, if so, the color. Some people do not mount a high fever. Severe cough should be evaluated by your physician. They may be able to diagnose a pneumonia by lung exam, but you may need to have an xray. Persistent cough may also be a sign of allergies or asthma. You should be examined. ...Read more

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I have a running nose and a severe cough. Temp of 104f. 22/m?

I have a running nose and a severe cough. Temp of 104f. 22/m?

See Your Doc: There are many causes of a runny nose ("rhinorrhea"), but accompanied by fevers of 104f is worrisome. Please see your doc. ...Read more

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My son has had a severe cough for 4 days. He has one small red dot on his collarbone that doesn't blanche. Is that petchiae, should I worry?

My son has had a severe cough for 4 days. He has one small red dot on his collarbone that doesn't blanche. Is that petchiae, should I worry?

Cough: Yes he could have a petechia on his collarbone resulting from straining when he coughs. Noneed to worry at the moment. ...Read more

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How to deal with severe cough during pregnancy?

How to deal with severe cough during pregnancy?

Depends: Coughing associated with uncomplicated upper respiratory infection can be treated with Codeine based cough suppressants. If however, it becomes a productive cough or associated with a fever or shortness of breath, you should be seen by a doctor. ...Read more