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Fatigue, persistent cough, trouble breathing, unwell for some time. Bloodvtest found abnormal white cells- does it sound like lymphoma?

Fatigue, persistent cough, trouble breathing, unwell for some time. Bloodvtest found abnormal white cells- does it sound like lymphoma?

Need more informatio: Abnormal white cells usually means leukemia but it can occasionally be due to a lymphoma, which typically manifest as enlarged lymph nodes in the neck, armpits, groins or in the chest/abdominal areas. Since you have breathing probelms, I assume you have had a chest x-ray or a ct scan of the chest and abdomen. I am sure your doctor would explain to you the exact diagnosis that he suspects. ...Read more

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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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33yrs old smoker persistent cough, right sided back ache, fatigue, no weight loss, healthy appetite, anxiety leads me to believe I have lung cancer?

Possible; unlikely: Lung cancers are rare in patients your age, but they do occur. You should see your doc about these symptoms, as you will need some further evaluation. This could be a number of other things as well. ...Read more

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I've had a sore throat for 8 days followed by dry tickly persistent cough, earache. Joint pain tiredness hot sweats followed by feeling cold and shive?

I've had a sore throat for 8 days followed by dry tickly persistent cough, earache. Joint pain tiredness hot sweats followed by feeling cold and shive?

Dr. Can check throat: Throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease the pain. ...Read more

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I have had a dry persistent cough for a few months now. No cold symptoms. Taken different antibiotics. Inhalers. Don't smoke. What can it be?

I have had a dry persistent cough for a few months now. No cold symptoms. Taken different antibiotics. Inhalers. Don't smoke. What can it be?

Not infection...: A cough lasting this long is not likely to be due to infection, especially without fevers. Possible etiologies include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or even a combination of these factors. See your doctor so this can be evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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Is? A persistent cough/cold a symptom of a secondary infection?

Is? A persistent cough/cold a symptom of a secondary infection?

Possibly.: You did not specify the length of time the cough/cold has lingered but if it has been longer than 2weeks than you may have bronchitis. See your doc if this is the case. ...Read more

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Hubby has persistent cough for three months following a severe cold. No other symptoms.?

Hubby has persistent cough for three months following a severe cold. No other symptoms.?

Try saline + nasal: Try nasal saline washes (flush until it comes out the other side) plus nasal steroids, add Claritin or zyrtec if this isn't sufficient. ...Read more

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Can I take clindahexal to treat sinus related infection - symptoms: mucous, nasal congestion, post nasal drip, persistent cough?

Can I take clindahexal to treat sinus related infection - symptoms: mucous, nasal congestion, post nasal drip, persistent cough?

If recommended by MD: Clindamycin (clindahexal) is an antibiotic that can be use in treating sinus infections. Your symptoms and the absence of pain suggest that this may be an allergy rather than an infection and antibiotics may not be be necessary. Allergy treatment and neti pot may work.
Clindamycin can have some very serious bowel side effects and should not be taken lightly. ...Read more

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14 month baby has cold hands and feet. Persistent cough, runny nose and sleeping a lot. No other symptoms.

14 month baby has cold hands and feet. Persistent cough, runny nose and sleeping a lot. No other symptoms.

Well: The cough may be caused by post-nasal drips and the reflux and thus you will need to address this issues with your doctor. At this age, i2 or more hours of sleep is usually needed but if the child is sleeping more than 16 hrs a day, you need to bring him to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, chronic cough). The following also describe me: Fatigue and Wheezing. What should I do?

I am experiencing cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, chronic cough). The following also describe me: Fatigue and Wheezing. What should I do?

See your doctor: As what you described warrants medical attention, and Rx medications, as bronchodilators and possible antibiotics, or other medicines, avoid smoking or being around smokers or other airways irritants as much as you can ...Read more

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Chronic cough, heartburn (usually controlled with meds), fatigue, horseness, chronic pain. Could this be lpr?

Chronic cough, heartburn (usually controlled with meds), fatigue, horseness, chronic pain. Could this be lpr?

Could be: Laryngopharyngeal reflux manifests as a sensation of a ball in your throat, a need to clear your throat and can be associated with gastroesophageal reflux. It can also produce hoarseness. I can't comment on the fatigue and chronic pain. Have an ENT perform a fiberoptic nasopharyngoscopy to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am experiencing headache (severity: severe), fatigue, cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, chronic cough), difficulty breathing (...

I am experiencing headache (severity: severe), fatigue, cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, chronic cough), difficulty breathing (...

Respiratory infectio: The most likely cause of your symptoms is a viral respiratory tract infection which generally runs its course in several days to a week. Treatment consists of rest, good fluid intake, Tylenol and cough syrup. Worrisome signs would include persistent fever, sweats, chills, chest pain, wheezing and worsening cough with purulent sputum. See your physician if you're not showing gradual improvement. ...Read more

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Hello, I have been throwing up, having fevers chills cold sweats. Losing weight unitentionally loss of appitite chronic cough fatigue paleness of skin?

Hello, I have been throwing up, having fevers chills cold sweats. Losing weight unitentionally loss of appitite chronic cough fatigue paleness of skin?

MD: I don't think anyone here can help you other than strongly urging you to visit your family doc for a good evaluation. If you don't have one, go to your local urgent care. You need to be seen. Also, please quit smoking while you are still young. ...Read more

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I've had watery lungs chronic cough fatigue + mucus in sputum-1/1/14. I've taken augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and prednisone. Recurring cold sxs. I've seen 2 drs. Help!

I've had watery lungs chronic cough fatigue + mucus in sputum-1/1/14. I've taken augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and prednisone. Recurring cold sxs. I've seen 2 drs. Help!

Many possibilities: A chest x-ray and a ct sinus may give a clue as to infectious etiologies. If your symptoms continue a visit to an allergist, pulmonologist or ENT may be in order. Some viruses can cause a chronic cough for months after the initial infection. ...Read more

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I am experiencing fatigue, cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, with phelgm or mucus, chronic cough) (worse at night), . .. tried robitussin, but it only made it worse. Been going for a week now. Started as as a sore throat?

I am experiencing fatigue, cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, with phelgm or mucus, chronic cough) (worse at night), . .. tried robitussin, but it only made it worse. Been going for a week now. Started as as a sore throat?

Dr. Can check throat: Throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or other virus (antibiotics usually not used), allergies or irritants, sinusitis, stomach reflux when asleep, etc... Usually, one sees the doctor if the throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep and review details to see if laryngitis, bronchitis, etc., are present). ...Read more

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I am experiencing chronic cough, painful sore throat, fatigue, runny nose and difficulty speaking. Have been on amoxicillin 500mg with no help.?

I am experiencing chronic cough, painful sore throat, fatigue, runny nose and difficulty speaking. Have been on amoxicillin 500mg with no help.?

Resistant Organism: Hi TomS,
You have been on amoxil 500 w no improvement of chronic cough, sore throat, fatigue, runny nose.
You many have a virus in which antibiotics can not cure.
You many have a resistant organisim which needs a different antibiotic. Give a call to doctor. They can prescribe again or tell you its a virus and will run its course.
Dr Lori Lange-Pennsylvania ...Read more

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Chronic cough, night sweats, choking on saliva since Dec. No fever, fatigue, sore throat, or allergies. Xrays, blood work clear in Jan. Ideas? Thanks

Chronic cough, night sweats, choking on saliva since Dec. No fever, fatigue, sore throat, or allergies. Xrays, blood work clear in Jan. Ideas? Thanks

Weight loss?: If you have not lost weight, it is not an emergent issue and not likely to be serious. However, it would be prudent to consult a pulmonologist- lung doctor for an evaluation.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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I am experiencing cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, no phlegm or mucus, chronic cough) (worsened by: lying flat, worse at night). The following also describe me: Fatigue, Sore throat, Chest congestion, and Nasal congestion. What should I

I am experiencing cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, no phlegm or mucus, chronic cough) (worsened by: lying flat, worse at night). The following also describe me: Fatigue, Sore throat, Chest congestion, and Nasal congestion. What should I

Mgt.: A virtual appointment may be useful to you and to your PCP. You may have a flu like illness, the flu or another illness. Mostly likely this is a viral illness which should resolve in about three weeks. If you are experiencing fever, chills or respiratory difficulty, please see acute care. In the meantime, rest, fluids and monitor your temperature. The use of nasal saline may also be used. ...Read more

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I have a persistent cough. No fever. Clear phylegm. I took otc cough stuff and Vick’s but just can’t seem to kick it.

I have a persistent cough. No fever. Clear phylegm. I took otc cough stuff and Vick’s but just can’t seem to kick it.

Need to examine: If you cough has persisted for more than three weeks, please see a doctor. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I have a persistent cough that produces thick yellow mucous and my chest is rattling. Suggestions for relief? Can't work or sleep

I have a persistent cough that produces thick yellow mucous and my chest is rattling. Suggestions for relief? Can't work or sleep

Cough: These symptoms can indicated a serious infection. See your doctor for an examination and be treated if necessary. ...Read more

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My baby has a persistent cough although it doesn't seem to be bothering her she's four months what could it be?

My baby has a persistent cough although it doesn't seem to be bothering her she's four months what could it be?

Cough in infants: There are many reasons for a persistent or chronic cough in infants. They include acid reflux/regurgitation with possible aspiration, foreign body in airway, recurrent respiratory infections with asthma-like presentation, congenital malformation of the lungs, etc. An evaluation of cough in infants usually involves chest x-ray, swallow study/upper GI evaluation. Chronic cough is not normal.. ...Read more

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How to treat a persistent cough with little phlegm? It only hurts when I cough and delsym (dextromethorphan) doesn't do much.

How to treat a persistent cough with little phlegm? It only hurts when I cough and delsym (dextromethorphan) doesn't do much.

Depends: Generally, a chronic cough is defined as one lasting more than 8 weeks. The most common causes include post nasal drainage, reflux, and asthma. Depending on the cause, the treatment is different. For example for asthma, inhaled corticosteroids are the mainstay. It's best to see your doctor for testing to determine cause. Your smoking status is also important. ...Read more

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How can I do with a persistent cough?

How can I do with a persistent cough?

First find cause: Chronic cough has many causes, allergies environmental, pollen, dust, mold. Medications, like ace inhibitors, . Infections, and finally underlying lung disease or reflux esophagitis. First the cause should be identified, so accordingly the treatment. To begin with see a doctor, be listened and examined. Get a chest x ray. ...Read more

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Can Pritor 80mg cause coughing fits, or persistent cough?

Can Pritor 80mg cause coughing fits, or persistent cough?

YES IT CAN: It can rarely cause cough in some patients.19724 patients reported side effects when taking Pritor. And among them 344 people reported having cough (1.76%)It is more common in females64.05% versus males 36.95%&most common in females over the age of 60.It is rare at your age. Common in patients with Rheumatoid arthritis, Asthma, Diabetese. And taking with Laxis, Aspirin, Singular, Norvasc&Prilosec. ConsultMD ...Read more

Dr. Damien Luviano
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Blindness (Definition)

Vision impairment and blindness are conditions in which a person cannot see well or see at all, even with glasses or contact lenses. If a person's best vision (with correction) out of either eye is only 20/70 - 20/200, he is impaired. If he can see no better than 20/200 or his visual field is no more than 20 degrees (severe "tunnel" vision), ...Read more


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Loss Of Vision (Definition)

Loss of vision reflects the inability to perceive images. Such a phenotype can be due to occlusive or barriers to light (e.g. cataracts) through retinal alterations (e.g. wet macular degeneration) to optic nerve lesions (e.g. from a pituitary adenoma) to central nervous system ...Read more