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Severe Cough After A Cold
See a doctor: After six weeks time you msy have a chronic sinus infection that should be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
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
I had a sudden fever, body aches, runny nose, sore, throat, and cough yesterday. Is this a cold or the flu. Two weeks ago I had strep throat. ?
A few days ago i began to get a cold sore. Immediately i began getting a terrible cold... Diarhea, constant chills, headache, runny nose, sore throat?
See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Hi is it common to have a cold few weeks after having one? Feel sorethroat fstigue headache cough runny nose
Just came out of a cold & cough. After shower (at night) cold gets worse & frequent and i wake up with a sore throat, mucus. Lingering cold or gerd?
Cold: Most colds are due to viral infections o the upper respiratory tract , and last 10-14 days. It is common to have a persistent cough afterwards , along with excess mucous production. Gerd is typically associated with heartburn and regurgitation if stomach contents into the esophagus and/or throat. Gerd can get worse with stress as well, such as when you have a cold. ...Read more
I've got a lingering cough after a cold. Not coughing anything up but in chest. Fever and chills. Do I need antibiotics?
Ive had a cough for a few days followed by sore throat a fever and pain in ribs when coughing and breathing. What could this be?
See your doc today: Sounds like you're sick! You need to get seen. You might have strep throat and that needs to be treated with antibiotics to prevent long-term complications. Take tylenol (acetaminophen) only as directed on bottle for now, try some chloraseptic or cepastat lozenges, drink liquids and get seen later today. Good luck! ...Read more
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
Have shoulder pain in left arm while and after i cough. had cough and cold since a week. don't have cold now but mild cough. still taking cough syrup?
Cervical arthritis: Common cause of these complaints is a neck problem- cervical arthritis or disc injury. Coughing will bring these out. The relationship is frequent and not something to worry about. This may be an early warning that you need professionally focused upper body exercise that avoids neck strain. Cough should be checked if it continues past next week. Rx controls any cough-even TB. ...Read more
Had a cold over a week ago symptoms subsided still some conjestion in chest coughing up phlegm clear, ,cough 4 perhour when to worry about a cough.
Lo has a persistent day and night cough,after having a cold 12 days ago.Zyrtec (cetirizine) helps calm cough, could it be allergies?How long can cough linger?
Had a cold a couple of weeks ago. I've had a cough since but no congestion or stuffy nose. No phlegm when I cough?
Hello, I have dry cough , itchy throat and gagging cough. No sickness or aches or fever. Had the cough for 2 months now. Once in a while hoarse voice?
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I have post-nasal drip, a nonproductive cough, and a tickly throat. Cough began with stuffy nose, deeper in chest a week ago. Chest cold, allergies?
Either: It could be either and the best one to tell is the doctor who examines you. Go see someone soon. ...Read more
Had a dry cough for bout a week. Not cold or allergy. Post nasal drip & cough worse in AM. Could it be from sleeping w/fans in room or AC @work?
Inflamed airways: Both upper, nasal passages/sinuses, and lower, bronchi, giving you these symptoms. Need to see your doctor / allergist, yes you can have allergies manifesting this way. Meanwhile, use saline nasal washes. Fans in the room /AC @ work won't cause it, but just trigger the symptoms. Check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, best wishes ...Read more
What can I do for a cold at home. Feeling cold and hot, started with a slightheadache sneezing, sore throat, dry cough and runny nose . Is this flu?
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