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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Psychogenic Cough

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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Can you get increased urination with psychogenic polydipsia? What are the other symptoms?

Can you get increased urination with psychogenic polydipsia? What are the other symptoms?

Yes: Complications of psychogenic polydipsia include incontinence and enuresis, bladder dilation and hydronephrosis, renal and congestive heart failure, and osteoporosis and associated pathologic fractures. Diagnosis is one of exclusion. Other medical causes of polydipsia, polyuria, and/or hyponatremia need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Can one hyperventilatie all day long for months? I find anxiety hard to believe as the cause of my symptoms. Cannot exert, palps, psychogenic dyspnea

Can one hyperventilatie all day long for months? I find anxiety hard to believe as the cause of my symptoms. Cannot exert, palps, psychogenic dyspnea

No you can't: Have you had a graduated treadmill exercise test with pulse oximetry to quantitate your breathlessness and palpitations? If your lab can do it, a cardio-metabolic stress test would be even better, measuring your CO2 with exercise. How about: echocardiogram, chest x-ray, CBC, BNP, BMP, ddimer and TSH too? ...Read more

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I have psychogenic dystonia.When people look at me, symptoms become worse. I feel lack of self-confidence. Any medicine for me? antidepressant work?

I have psychogenic dystonia.When people look at me, symptoms become worse. I feel lack of self-confidence. Any medicine for me? antidepressant work?

Anxiety: is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. See your PCP for evaluation and referral. ...Read more

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My thirteen year old son has been diagnosed with psychogenic coughing.Tried Amitriptyline,Didn't like side effects.Coughing still and throat hurts.

My thirteen year old son has been diagnosed with psychogenic coughing.Tried Amitriptyline,Didn't like side effects.Coughing still and throat hurts.

Psychogenic coughing: Psychogenic conditions need mental health treatment. Please see a mental health professional. Clinical hypnosis and self-hypnosis training may be helpful. Biofeedback is another possibility. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is a congested cough a sign or symptom?

Is a congested cough a sign or symptom?

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

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Does asthma symptomps always include cough?

Does asthma symptomps always include cough?

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

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Symptoms of hypoxia , cough and dysphagia ?

Symptoms of hypoxia , cough and dysphagia ?

? aspiration: These could all be due to recurrent aspiration. ...Read more

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Is allerga effective at reducing dry cough symptoms?

Is allerga effective at reducing dry cough symptoms?

It would probably: make a dry cough worse,by drying you out even more.. you need guaifenesin which moistens cough and may make it better. ...Read more