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I have a sore throat and it whistles and cough?

I have a sore throat and it whistles and cough?

Possibly...: The cough and whistling may be from bronchospasm. There are many different causes of bronchospasm including upper airway infection, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. Any of these can cause a sore throat. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.

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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How much cough and sore throat medicine can I give my 2 year old?

How much cough and sore throat medicine can I give my 2 year old?

None: These medications are not recommended for kids under the age of 6 years. They are not effective, and can be dangerous.

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Sore throat for 5 days and now cough?

Sore throat for 5 days and now cough?

Uri?: Sore throat and cough are symptoms of lots of different ailments. More information is likely needed to make a diagnosis. Could be post nasal drip, acid reflux, common cold, flu, or other illness. See a doctor for evaluation. Good luck!

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How do I cure a sore throat and cough?

How do I cure a sore throat and cough?

No cure: Sore throat and cough are symptoms of wide range of diseases, most common being throat infection (pharyngitis). Some drugs, asthma, heart burn, lung cancer, allergic rhintis etc can cause those symptoms. So we have to treat the underlying problem and the symptoms will automatically go away or get better. So talk to your doctor for the evaluation of the underlying problem.

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How can I cure a sore throat and cough?

How can I cure a sore throat and cough?

Cough and soreness: If your sore throat and cough has been present with fever for more than 2 to 3 days, see your doctor. Your can try throat lozenges and cough droops for the cough. To help break up the cough plain cough medication without cough suppressants should help. Drink lots of fluids and consider tea with honey to sooth your throat.

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Can you snort cough and sore throat chews?

Can you snort cough and sore throat chews?

No: It doesn't make sense to use something intended for your throat in your nose.

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How can I cure a sore throat and cough fast?

How can I cure a sore throat and cough fast?

Most types run their: Course. If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider & get a strep throat test & culture. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey & a small amount of lemon juice.

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I'm helping sore throat/cough. What should I do?

I'm helping sore throat/cough. What should I do?

Sore throat/ cough: Otc choloroseptic type sprays/ lozenges. If symptoms worsen-fever, inability to eat/ drink, etc then you need to see a doctor right away.

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Please help me with curing cough and sore throat?

Cough: If viral, no real cure. Just symptom relief and time. If bacterial, then appropriate antibiotics may shorten duration of illness. Always include your doctor if symptoms are not improving in what you feel is an appropriate time frame or are worsening/concerning.

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Top thing to solve a sore throat and night time cough?

Top thing to solve a sore throat and night time cough?

Remedies: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several tsps of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. Get streph test for bad sore throat.Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water.

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What should you do with a really sore throat and cough?

What should you do with a really sore throat and cough?

Med eval: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day.

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How can I make my baby’s sore throat and cough feel better?

How can I make my baby’s sore throat and cough feel better?

Fluids&Humidificatio: Cough and cold medicines have been found to be ineffective and potentially harmful in young children and infants.

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I've had a cough and sore throat for 3 weeks, what's wrong?

I've had a cough and sore throat for 3 weeks, what's wrong?

Avg cough = 18d: Cough illness lasts 18 days on average so coughing for 3wks puts you right on schedule. Most coughs ; sore throats are due to viruses which don't respond to antibiotics. Go see your family doc re http://www. Mdcalc. Com/modified-centor-score-for-strep-pharyngitis/.

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Smoke from fire causing sore throat and cough. What do I do?

Irritant reaction: The smoke from fires contains a variety of noxious gases, small particles and perhaps chemicals depending on what's burning. These gases and particles are an irritant to the eyes, nose, throat, and lungs when they come into contact. This causes red, irritated eyes, stuffy nose, sorethroat and cough. Avoidance is best...See physician if symptoms persist---as this could trigger asthma!

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Help I have a sore throat and cough every morning for 4 days?

Help I have a sore throat and cough every morning for 4 days?

Multiple: Possibilities here: best to see your family doctor for an evaluation. A breast ultrasound might be helpful to see if you have cysts in your breast.

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I'm waking up with weird cough and sore throat. What do I do?

You might have a: Viral infection. If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider & get a strep throat test & culture. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey & a small amt of lemon.

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Why do you have sore throat and cough together in one weekend?

Why do you have sore throat and cough together in one weekend?

Post nasal drip: A post nasal drip can give you both a cough and sore throat. Salt water nose drops can help your condition.

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What are home remedies that will help with a sore throat and cough?

What are home remedies that will help with a sore throat and cough?

Hot liquids.: Many things are used commonly. Hot salt water gargles, hot tea with honey. Otc preps like chloraseptic (a numbing medication) or guaifanesin (an expectorant) plus or minus dm (a cough suppressant).

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What can be done about a sore throat and cough I've had for a week?

What can be done about a sore throat and cough I've had for a week?

Remedies: Rest, hydrate well with water & stay far, far away from cigarette smoke. You can keep mucosa moist with a humidifier. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Slippery elm bark lozenges are another option.

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What could cause a sore throat and dry, painful cough for over a week?

What could cause a sore throat and dry, painful cough for over a week?

Bacteria or virus: Actually three pathogens can cause your symptoms. Bacterial, viral, or fungal sore throat. Most common are strept throat. Sexually active individuals can have viral or other types of bacterial sore throatws. Parainluenza most common type of viral sore throat. Debilitated or immunocompromised individuals can have fungal cause of sore throal and cough. The first line treatment is to be evaluated.

Pharynx (Definition)

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

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