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I breathed in some poisonious fumes 2 days ago and now my throat is sore and raw from coughing. Should I go in to the hospital?

I breathed in some poisonious fumes 2 days ago and now my throat is sore and raw from coughing. Should I go in to the hospital?

Poisonous fumes: Fumes from what? Industrial? Car fumes in enclosed area? Chemical burns?.... Meth lab? Coughing so much as to cause sore throat means the bronchis are irritated and/or damaged. Urgent doc visit, even er where there are all equipment to assess the extend of damage. This problem aggravates rapidly and can kill directly or cause overhwelming of cardiovascular system and death. ...Read more

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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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My throat feels very raw and scarred a cough that is very deeply hoarse and hurts to do a deep cough please tell me a remedy?

My throat feels very raw and scarred a cough that is very deeply hoarse and hurts to do a deep cough please tell me a remedy?

See a doctor: Multiple possible causes for this, including reflux esophagitis, post-nasal drip, infections, etc. An exam may help reveal cause and lead to effective treatment. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I have this really bad cough cold..my chest feels congested and my throat feels raw...what do u recommend I take for it?

Peroxide Humidifier: Do you have a cool mist humidifier? Fill it with one bottle of hydrogen peroxide, and two bottles of water. That will give you a 1% aerosolized mist of hydrogen peroxide. The peroxide kills the bugs on contact (virus or bacteria) as you breath in the mist, and breaks down into water and oxygen. You should feel better in a day or two. ...Read more

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I've had a cough lately & also suffer acid reflux, but past 3days my throat an stomach feel raw can't eat much?

I've had a cough lately & also suffer acid reflux, but past 3days my throat an stomach feel raw can't eat much?

Acid reflux: Take an antiacid first and formost . This consists of Maalox mylanta or rolaids . Get the pain to stop. Them start taking Prilosec or another proton pump inhibitor. 20 mg twice a day which is before breakfast and dinner. If ther is no change in a few days then add Zantac at night. Eat a low acid diet. Look up on line what a low acid diet is . Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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How to know if bronchitis or chest cold or acid reflux is what I have burning in chest throat cough n raw feeling tickle in throat to ?

How to know if bronchitis or chest cold or acid reflux is what I have burning in chest throat cough n raw feeling tickle in throat to ?

Bronchitis vs reflux: You have asked a somewhat challenging question, to which the answer would be greatly aided by a detailed history and physical exam. However, I would say duration would add a helpful clue, since there is considerable overlap in the symptoms. Speaking in generalities, bronchitis would tend to be more acute and severe, while reflux would tend to be more chronic and less severe, but exceptions abound. ...Read more

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I've had burning in chest n cough for 3 days n some hoarseness throat raw n like inside chest is could this be acid reflux ?

I've had burning in chest n cough for 3 days n some hoarseness throat raw n like inside chest is could this be acid reflux ?

Maybe partly: WHile the burning in the chest could be related to GERD, the other symptoms sound like they could be related to a common cold (viral infection) or seasonal allergies. GERD can cause all the symptoms as well, especially if there is liquid coming all the way up to the throat. OK to try anti-acid meds to see if it helps the burning. See you primary care oif no relief, or worse. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Weezing, hacking cough with severe dry raw sore throat , what can help my throat heal and how can I make sure i don't get this again ?

Weezing, hacking cough with severe dry raw sore throat , what can help my throat heal and how can I make sure i don't get this again ?

Pain control: Viscous Lidocaine or Motrin may help with pain. Antibiotics may help if strep positive. Prevention requires avoiding infection, washing hands, and good nutrition, and immunization but there is no guarantee. ...Read more

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37 dg c a fever? combined w/ cough head congestion raw throat & ears blocked cause for concern? sick since fri just passed. recommendation for relief?

37 dg c a fever? combined w/ cough head congestion raw throat & ears blocked cause for concern? sick since fri just passed. recommendation for relief?

Viral URI: The symptoms are consistent with an upper respiratory tract viral infection. Fluids, vitamin C and let your normal 30 year old immune system get you better. You do not need an antibiotic. If you are getting WORSE after 5 days or NOT BETTER after 10 days, an antibiotic may be empirically given. See your physician if not better in 2 weeks. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more