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Symptoms Coughing And Prickly Skin
Coughed up mucky skin-like tissue, what could it be? Cough lasting 3 days so far. Is this an average/common symptom or should I see a doctor?
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
I have had an annoying cough for 3 weeks. I don't have any other symptoms. It is present every time I speak, sit up straight, or even tilt my head.
Headache on top of head / forehead when I move (jumping running walking) and when I cough. No other symptoms. What could this be?
Headaches: You have what are called exertional headaches. See a neurlogist for help. ...Read more
I have a heavy cough with yellow phlegm my head pounds with each cough. Now I'm losing my voice. No other symptoms, what could this be?
Cough: Cough with sputum production is bronchitis. Paroxysmal coughing can lead to headache and chest/abdominal muscle discomfort. Headache could also be a symptom of sinusitis which can make cough and sputum production worse. If symptoms don't improve with otc remedies or worsen (fever/ chills/nausea with vomiting which precludes you from being able to stay hydrated/etc)-see a doctor! ...Read more
When I cough I get a pain at the back of my head left side could this be a brain tumor? No other symptoms anxiety sufferer 25year old female?
I understand your Anxiety.
You do not have brain tumor, nor is it related to coughing
Do not dwell upon these symptoms; make dwelling of your achievements in your mind.
Do not assume, think about Reality.
Believe in your logical reasoning; you are not the victim of Anxiety
Do Breathing and Music, Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation;
See a Psychiatrist for Therapy for stress and medication for Anxiety. ...Read more
Thick snot w/some blood. Cough with little phlegm (was a lot).Pressure all in head w/some dizziness. Weakness. <- will these symptoms go away w/o meds?
No: The symptoms would not go away without treatment. ...Read more
Does pneumonia ever go away on its own? I had a horrible cough, chills and clammy skin. I was going to go to the doctor after a few days, but the symptoms started getting better and i’m almost recovered now. Did I have pneumonia, or was it probably someth
Yes: Most pneumonias are caused by viruses and they will be self limited meaning they will get better over time as your own immune system kicks in. Even bacterial pneumonias may get better without treatment, but will often respond more quickly with treatment with an appropriate antibiotic. ...Read more
Showed symptoms of a cold, had cough with phlegm, pressure in head. Now all I have is headache, weakness, and a mild cough slightly short of breath. Help?
Go see your doctor: Most colds are viral in nature. In other words, they won't respond to antibiotics. However, shortness of breath shouldn't be ignored. While this may be reactive airway disease (variant of asthma), you'll need to go see your doctor for diagnosis ; management (inhalers). Headache ; weakness (where?) can be a sign of not getting enough oxygen (or other condition). So don't delay. Go see your doc! ...Read more
The last two days I have had fever of 103, body aches, nausea, cough, dull headaches. Today no symptoms except a knot has came up on the back right side of my head. Any ideas?
A virus: It sounds like a viral infection that is resolving, and the lump is likely a lymph node. If you begin to worsen, or the lump doesn't go away (or continues to grow) you should seek medical attention. ...Read more
I have pressure in my sinus area, head aches, and dizziness. I don't have a cough or any flu like symptoms. What could be wrong?
Can you have a sinus infection with no cold, drainage, cough? Cat scan showed severe sinusitis, only symptom is facial/head pain, now on meds
Just barely started to recover from a head cold, other symptoms improving but cough is quite worse. Not a chest cough, mostly throat one I think. Ideas?
Post nasal drip.: You started to recover from cold but got caught with the post nasal drip. Cold can cause it. Try an over the counter sinus rinse and may even try some Sudafed. If that doesn't work you may try Nasacort (triamcinolone). It used to be a Perscription but now is over the counter. If it doesn't get better than it is something more such as sinus infection. Contact to your doctor and see if antibiotics are necessary. ...Read more
Do I have to necessarily need all symptoms of sinus? Such as runny nose, cough, sneezing etc. Because I just have head congestion is this possible?
I've had what I believe is flu and in4th day. Have had severe night sweats on night 2 and 3. Is this common. Symptoms are cough, aching head joints?
Influenza: The symptoms you describe are classic for influenza and while people talk about a "touch" of flu it is often more like a sledge hammer. At this point I would continue to treat symptomatically with Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen and hopefully in a few more days you'll feel better. Next year you should get a flu shot of you didn't this year. ...Read more
My 9 yr old son has been told he has dryeye and allergies! Symptoms r a cough red eyes rolling eyes and head & sniffing? What do u thnk please give info
See a pediatrician: A child who rolls his eyes, his head, and sniffs off and on may have tics, which are exaggerated habits. Of course he may have allergies and dry eyes, too. The allergies and eye symptoms may "encourage" the tics to continue because the symptoms make him sense that there is some discomfort in the eyes. Some doctors check for strep throat when a child has new tics with cold/allergy/throat symptoms. ...Read more
Experiencing symptoms for 10 months. Dry itchy skin. Rashes all over. Dry cough. Dry chapped lips/mouth. Cuts and scratches won't heal. Nail changes?
MGT: An appointment is suggested and may be booked online. You may have allergies and an allergy plan may be outlined. ...Read more
22wks pregnant. Exposed to a sick man. My symptoms are cold skin, feverish on the inside. Intense headache, mild cough, light headed, aching muscles.
Influenza: Sounds like the flu - call your OB for specific advice. ...Read more
? how long: Duration is important to know how to treat this ...Read more
I don't have any symptom, just head ache, stomach burn, cough and diarrhea....Had sex about a week ago...Do I have std?
Viral Illness: It sure sounds like you have a common viral illness. None of your symptoms sound like an std. ...Read more
Can you have a sinus infection without a stuffy, runny nose, cough or fever? Basically the only symptom being head/ face/ eye pressure
Yes it is possible: Yes, one can have symptoms of sinusitis without having cold like symptoms. I have treated patients for sinusitis after they have presented to me for periocular, forhead and sometimes even unusual complaints. I use ct-scan if I am suspecting sinusitis even if they have been treated for presumed inflammation. These patients may present with pressure around the eyes and even unusual headaches. ...Read more
Flu like symptoms, as in fever, 101-ish body aches, clammy skin, cold sweats, headache, zero energy. I have zero cough no runny nose. Can it b flu?
I am taking Tamiflu (oseltamivir) and steroids for influenza type B. Can I take something to help with the symptoms: head and chest congestion, sore throat, cough?
Good evening, my nephew has been running a fever of 39 degrees for more than 7 days. Other symptoms include a bad cough, red skin on shoulders, red eyes, loss of apitite, back, belly and headache. We have been to a doctor who refered us to a specialist be
Can acid reflux cause pressure headaches (including back of head) & in the ear but don't have other symptoms sore throat, cough etc PPI's didn't help?
I have flu symptoms - started 4 days ago with sore throat, now got blocked runny nose, cough and nausea. Noticed I have a lump on top of my head?
I have been dealing with what seems to be a sinus infection. With symptoms of ear pain, fullness in face/head sinus discharge, congestion, cough and headaches on and off and I seem to be swallowing mucus and shortly after my throat begins to become sore.
I ve had a head cold for about 5 days with symptoms including cough sore throat hoarse voice low grade fever coughing up mucus some chills loss of appetite is there anything I can do to both reduce my symptoms now and end this sooner?
See U PCP: U should see u primary care physician. ...Read more