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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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My mother had a full thyroidectomy 8 months ago, she now has an increasingly persistant cough, should I be concerned?

My mother had a full thyroidectomy 8 months ago, she now has an increasingly persistant cough, should I be concerned?

NO but need: She need to be investigated , most likely due to irritation from endotracheal tube used to administer anesthesia , may have developed bronchitis , let her doctor examine her , and take an appointment for follow up visit. ...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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Had total thyroidectomy and went hyper 2 days later. Severe panic. What happend?

Had total thyroidectomy and went hyper 2 days later. Severe panic. What happend?

Panic: Several possibilities, depending on whether you had history of anxiety, how prepared were you for the surgery, expectations, support system, etc. Possibilities postoperatively are; hormonal changes secondary to changes in thyroid status, fears & worries after the surgery, effect of medications prescribed or changed postoperatively, rebound from medication changes. Discuss with your surgeon. ...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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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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Dr. William Culviner
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Thyroidectomy (Definition)

This is the removal of all or part of the thyroid gland. It is generally performed for rumors of the gland, occasionally for enlarged and hyper functioning glands that do ...Read more