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Doctor insights on: Severe Cough From Respiratory Infection

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Lung infection with sever asthma?

Lung infection with sever asthma?

More common: Severe asthma reduces clearance of mucous and microoganisms (viruses & bacteria) from the lung. Long-standing severe asthma may lead to structural changes in the airway that compromise mucous clearance even more. Poor clearance of mucous & microorganisms from the breathing tubes is a clear risk factor for bronchitis and pneumonia. In children the leading risk factor for pneumonia is asthma. ...Read more

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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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Really bad cough with phelm some SOB after coughing multiple times in a short period Cause? Respiratory Infection? Bronchitis?

Really bad cough with phelm some SOB after coughing multiple times in a short period Cause? Respiratory Infection? Bronchitis?

Respiratory infectio: Bronchitis is in the spectrum of respiratory infection. If you have shortness of breath it could be bronchial involvement. You might have asthma component . It is little unusual for a 19 yr old to be on zestoretic (lisinopril and hydrocholorthiazide) which I assume taking for high blood pressure. Have it examined by a doctor as the shortness of breath can be from cardiac causes also. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Sanders Dr. Sanders
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Severe cough from respiratory infection (Tip)

If you have postnasal drip, try Chlorphenerimine. It's much better than new antihistamines 4 cough. ...See more

Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Treating a Cough (Checklist)

Try over-the-counter cough medications at the start of a cough
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If the coughing persists or worsens, see a doctor promptly
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If you have chest pain or shortness of breath with cough, see a doctor
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Started with sinus infection now have respiratory infection and body aches from head to legs. Flu or pneumonia ?

Started with sinus infection now have respiratory infection and body aches from head to legs. Flu or pneumonia ?

Maybe It's Flumonia: Good question. And could be both. But if, as you say, it started just in the sinuses and then spread, it's less likely classic flu. And if it spread somehow into your lungs and caused an infection then you'd probably feel pretty bad, so I'd suggest you get examined by a doctor, who will decide what, if any, test(s) he'd decide to get. So, it sounds like it's time to be seen in person! ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sanders Dr. Sanders
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Severe cough from respiratory infection (Tip)

1st line go to treatments-chlorphenerimine, zantac and nexium, get tested for asthma. ...See more

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Treating Whooping Cough (Checklist)

Stay hydrated, and use medications to suppress your cough
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Finish all of your antibiotics, even if you are improving or feeling better
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Make sure that all of your immunizations are up to date, and avoid newborns while you are sick
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How will a doctor differentiate viral respiratory infection from bacterial infection? Signs are fever cough congestion, no sore throat - 4 days.

How will a doctor differentiate viral respiratory infection from bacterial infection? Signs are fever cough congestion, no sore throat - 4 days.

Usually easy: Normal w/ viral uri's to have a temp up to 72 hrs. If u have sore throat it's very unlikely to be strep when u also have cough/congestion (not always the case with kids). Flu is peaking now (in us) classic symptoms are high temp congestion, body aches, +\-sore throat or cough. If u r feeling unusually ill or measured temp exceeds 3 days u should be seen (sooner if u have chronic health cond. ...Read more

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Days after respiratory infection I still have postinfectious cough and still producing a little phlegm is this normal when will it go away?

Days after respiratory infection I still have postinfectious cough and still producing a little phlegm is this normal when will it go away?

6 weeks: The cough associated with bronchitis can last for up to 6 weeks. You don't need antibiotics unless you are feverish or short of breath (and other symptoms, then you should see your doctor). You would just need medication to treat the cough. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Severe cough from respiratory infection (Tip)

Treat early with antibiotics if diagnosed with whooping cough. ...See more

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Is a respiratory and sinus infection different from the flu /virus?

Is a respiratory and sinus infection different from the flu /virus?

Yes: Influenza virus can cause respiratory tract symptoms and can produce changes that may lead to secondary sinus infections. You are talking apples and oranges. One is the causative agent of infection and the others are the anatomic sites and symptoms which may occur. ...Read more

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Can a viral upper respiratory cold cause throat tightness?

Can a viral upper respiratory cold cause throat tightness?

Throat tightness: What do you mean by "throat tightness"? Are you saying you have difficulty breathing? Difficulty swallowing? Something else? If you feel like your throat is swelling , you may need emergency help. ...Read more

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Severe cough from respiratory infection (Tip)

If a child in the home has whooping cough, make sure EVERYONE around the child is vaccinated. ...See more

Dr. Charlene Sojico Dr. Sojico
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Severe cough from respiratory infection (Tip)

Don ' t forget to get immunized . Do give supportive treatment and make your child comfortable. ...See more

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Chronic cough causing body spasm from pain bile taste stuffy nose. Cough is a dry bark?

Chronic cough causing body spasm from pain bile taste stuffy nose. Cough is a dry bark?

Several causes: A dry cough with a stuffy nose can be secondary to post nasal drip. You may have nasal allergies. You may also have sinus problems. Consult an allergist to identify the issue and help you with your cough. ...Read more

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I had a recent upper respiratory infection.What is the most effective treatment?

I had a recent upper respiratory infection.What is the most effective treatment?

Time and Drugs: There are lots of things that can cause a persistent cough. Some will go way on their own like colds, viral infections etc. Others will not go away such as chronic sinusitis, allergies etc. If you are still coughing, call your family doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Jane Steiner Dr. Steiner
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Severe cough from respiratory infection (Tip)

Immunize your baby when the pediatrician recommends it; you will have a healthier child. ...See more

Dr. Martin Raff
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Respiratory Tract Infections (Definition)

An infection of the upper or lower respiratory tract. Upper respiratory tract infections include the common cold, laryngitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, sinusitis and otitis media. Lower respiratory tract infections include bronchitis, bronchiolitis, tracheitis and pneumonia. These infections can be caused by a ...Read more


Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more