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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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I have palpitations , shortness of breath and a cough after Botox in neck yesterday. How dangerous is Botox? Three times this has happened . End Botox

I have palpitations , shortness of breath and a cough after Botox in neck yesterday. How dangerous is Botox? Three times this has happened . End Botox

Stop the botox: Sounds like you are having classic side effects to botox. The shortness of breath however can signify a dangerous complication whereby the botox can enter the blood stream and travel to other places like the heart, lungs and brain. ...Read more

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Could his cough and shortness of breath and raspyness possibly be emphysema?

Could his cough and shortness of breath and raspyness possibly be emphysema?

Yes: Emphysema can present with all of these symptoms. To start to make the diagnosis one needs a chest xray and pulmonary function tests. ...Read more

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Cough after having meals and have pain in throat shortness of breath?

Cough after having meals and have pain in throat shortness of breath?

Coughing / Chocking: Coughing while eating is Chocking, you may be aspirating food into your lung, acid reflux disease or GERD is a common cause ...Read more

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Dry, painful cough and your shortness of breath gets worse when you exercise Could mean what ?

Dry, painful cough and your shortness of breath gets worse when you exercise Could mean what ?

Exercise-induced ast: ... asthma (or EIA) jumps to mind as a possible cause of your symptoms, given your age. However, there are many other causes of cough & shortness of breath. We're not set up to give a diagnosis in this platform, so use HealthTap Prime to go over your symptoms & medications & condition with a live doctor to get an accurate diagnosis. You may need blood &/or pulmonary tests to confirm. EIA treatable ...Read more

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I have been coughing for past 2 to 3 weeks. When i cough i experience shortness of breath. And it comes every 2 to 3 hrs. Can i take OTC medecine?

I have been coughing for past 2 to 3 weeks. When i cough i experience shortness of breath.  And it comes every 2 to 3 hrs. Can i take OTC medecine?

Yes . . . but: You don't mention any other symptoms or how old you are, but my concern is not whether an otc will help but rather why are you still coughing so persistently for 3 weeks? This has gone on longer than a typical virus. Your best next step is to discuss this with your doctor to see if further evaluation is in order. ...Read more

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Had cold cough for few days it's almost gone ,since yesterday i have been feeling a small shortness of breath it happens mostly when i think about it.

Had cold cough for few days it's almost gone ,since yesterday i have been feeling a small shortness of breath it happens mostly when i think about it.

Heart or lungs?: At your age, a feeling of being short of breath is often due to anxiety. Breathing too fast can make anxiety worse. Another possibility is something decreasing the exchange of oxygen in and carbon dioxide out of lungs. A third cause would be insufficient power in the heart pumping. If the sensation persists, better consult a trained medical practitioner. ...Read more

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Having a cough, wheezing on chest and slight shortness of breath ?

Having a cough, wheezing on chest and slight shortness of breath
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Check for allergies: Is it new or chronic. Has there been a recent cold symptoms Could it be an allergic symptoms If continues you may want to see a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Shortness Of Breath (Definition)

Breathlessness is the sensation of not being able to catch one's breath. It may be seen in asthma, heart failure, ...Read more