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Symptoms Of Allergic Cough
Is it OK to give 5ml of Cetirizine Hydrochloride (BP) 5mg to 4 years old for allergic symptoms including Cough that is more severe in morning.
Antihistamines may not be very safe for kids under 4 yrs.
Try these, since they reduce inflammation (allergy) effectively and do not cause any side effects
1. Eliminate milk, yogurt, kefir, cheese
2. Raw honey 1/2 teaspoon 2 times/day
3. Sunshine for 30 min at noon or vitamin D3 3000 IU/day
4. Probiotics (raw apple cider vinegar, probiotic pills)
5. Small amount of liquorice tea ...Read more
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
Depends: Allergic rhinitis is most commonly due to sensitization to pollens (tree, grass or weeds), animal dander, or dust mite; and even some indoor sensitizers like cockroach, mouse or fungi. Allergy shots are particularly helpful in many cases. Treatment (several routes exist for optimized combination therapy) and proper avoidance strategies depend on cause. For cough, rule out asthma, but relief... ...Read more
Son has dry deep cough a lot last 3 winters persistent had 1 allergic react? On last spring could it be ashtmatic no other symptoms how best to treat
Nasal sprays...: There are prescription nasal sprays that are very effective for this scenario. You should see your doctor for evaluation so this treatment can be prescribed. Other etiologies for a persistent non-productive cough include gerd and bronchospasm. Sometimes a combination of these diagnoses are present so your doctor should evaluate you. ...Read more
Cough when taking a deep breath, laugh or jusr randomly for over a year without other an accompanying symptom. Allergic? (Female, 32)
If I have a history of mild allergic reaction to being in water and some milder anaphylaxis symptoms (hives, rash, swelling, cough)do I need to get help?
Water?: Anaphylaxsis to water is unlikely. You probably have an issue with something in the water. Was it the ocean, pool, spa, lake? It could have been something else that caused your symptoms. There are allergic reactions to hot or cold but this again is not the water. I would discuss this with your doctor to help get to the bottom of it. ...Read more
My son is allergic to rocephin ibprofen and penicillin we gave himequate vaporizing rub children multi symptomns Mucinex (guaifenesin) ludens cough drops is thisOK?
Likely a non issue: The OTC medications you have mentioned do not contain any of the compounds you have listed as allergenic to your son. That being said, they may contain medications that he is allergic to that you don't know about yet, so careful observation is warranted. ...Read more
Is non-allergic rhinitis common in asthma? Cough and mild wheezing are the only symptoms of asthma. No allergies- constant runny nose
All connected: In Chinese medicine, your lungs are connected to your entire respiratory system, including your lungs, your throat, your bronchial tubes, and your nose. So if your lungs are weak in something like asthma it would be likely that you'd also have a runny nose. It means that you need some strengthening of your lungs, and you should probably quit smoking. ...Read more
Double trouble: Quite often a cold can be superimposed on underlying allergies. This can make you even more miserable! The usual over the counter cough and cold remedies can help you feel better while the body fights off the cold. Often overlooked is nasal saline which helps the cough and drainage. Nasal gel spray helps the dry irritated nose. ...Read more
A number of issues: Chronic cough can be due to lung disease, acid reflux, allergy/sinusitis with post nasal, or even be habitual. One important point is when the cough bothers you. Asthma is associated with colds and exercise. Night time cough is typical of asthma or reflux. Post nasal drip is frequently worst in the morning. I would recommend a careful evaluation by your primary doctor or a pulmonologist. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of postviral cough and how long does it usually last? Any good/effective remedies to make it go away faster?
Post viral cough: Usually appears during an upper respiratory infection (a cold), and then drags on for weeks after other cold symptoms have resolved. There is no fever, no wheezing, no chest pain (or only slight burning with cough), and little or no mucous production. It is a cycle of cough-irritation-cough. The best treatment is cough suppressants so that the airway and throat can heal. ...Read more
I have this recurring cough, that comes about this time of the year and lasts months. I show no other symptoms. Should I be worried?
How serious is MAI, symtoms were a cough now & then. Was told not to take meds unless symptoms get really worse, is this good advice.
MAI?: Are you sure this was a physician's diagnosis- mycoplasma avium intracellulare? - were tests or cultures done? - I would suggest clarificiation and medication for symtoms. ...Read more
My family and I appear to be about 8 weeks into a persuttis cough. Symptoms are improving. What is the best course of action from here on?
8 weeks???: The entire family must be examined and treated at the same time. ...Read more
Why is it that I have an occasional cough (lasting more than a week) but no other symptoms? I have not been sick recently & feel fine otherwise.
Internet Medicine: Itis probably time that you put the internet away for a bit. It is driving you the most possible extremes and causing panic and fear. Nine times out of ten when a patient has pre-judged their diagnosis because of the internet they are wrong. And not just wrong a little bit, but wildly wrong. Cough is one of those symptoms that is nearly on every list of symptoms for most major diseases. ...Read more
Often, not always: cough is usually present, as excess mucus from inflammation is a problem. But some predominantly wheeze. Some cough exclusively (cough asthma). But - don't rule out asthma because cough is not present. Get checked, and be sure to perform spirometry befor and after a bronchodilator medication. ...Read more
Sign: Signs are described by someone observing the patient. Symptoms are the sensation the patient feels. In this case the symptom would be an irritating feeling in the upper airway that would trigger the body to want to forcefully expel air to get rid of the potential airway obstruction. ...Read more
Evaluation: You should see your doctor to be evaluated and have chest X ray to find the cause so be treated. ...Read more
Depends. ..: For children who cough mostly at night, especially if they cough hard enough that they occasionally vomit, and children who cough at night and spend the first hour in the morning after waking up doing "throat clearing" and coughing to clear: I am very suspicious of ger as a factor. Gastro-esophageal reflux. In my practice, I often don't test, but treat them. If they improve, I confirm my diagnosis. ...Read more
Persistant allergic dry cough once srarted lasts for months. Why is it so. I've tried lot of remedies.
Reactive airways: Persistant cough is the larger airways manner of signaling distress...wheezing is from the smaller airways. It can be an allergen, irritation from dust, or due to factors like diet, infection, etc. Suggest you ask your primary care practitioner for a referral to allergist or pulmonologist. ...Read more
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