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Throat Raw From Coughing
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
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
Can cough cause throat chest feel rAw n burning n cause u to cough more n what can I do can't stop coughing cause throst I think?
Respiratory infectio: Sound like you may have infection in the respiratory tract, you need physical exam and medicines could be used to make you feel better. See your doctor. ...Read more
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
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?
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 (ranitidine) at night. Eat a low acid diet. Look up on line what a low acid diet is. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more
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
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
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?
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
Getting over the flu and I have coughed so much that my throat is raw when I cough. I spit up mucus and it has blood in it. What should I do?
Feeling like scratch down side of throat with ear irritation, couple days later led to productive cough with yellow/green mucous. Raw feeling. Strep?
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, a person sees the doctor if the throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). ...Read more
Finished 5 day z-pack 7 days ago, still terrible cough and a lot of phlegm and post nasal drip, no longer green, need to stop coughing throat raw?
Possibilities Huge: A hugely common mistake is jumping to conclusions in the mistaken belief that a label (diagnoses in medicalese) will somehow result in a fix or cure. Yet this is precisely one of the commonly promoted mistakes which powerfully drive ↑ costs & ↓ quality, including within the medical disease industry. Avoid assuming what is Not in Evidence. As Soul↔Mind↔Brain↔Body creatures, possibilities are huge. ...Read more
Is it always severe or bacterial infection if you cough up light yellow mucous? I had a cough, now my throat is raw & sore. Have laryngitis as well.?
No: It is most often a viral illness which will pass on it's own with no medical intervention needed. ...Read more
Hello. I've been sick 4 days. Fever (99-100). Dry cough, persistent. Blood tinged/yellow sputum. Sore/raw throat. Difficulty breathing. Thirsty. Low a
Hacking Cough: Persistent dry, hacking cough assoc. With low grade fever is usually due to viral infection of the upper airway. Assoc. difficulty breathing, bloody purulent sputum & inflamed throat are symptoms that suggest the need for a proper evaluation to screen for a reactive airway dse or pneumonia. In the interim humidifier & NSAIDs may provide symptom relief if no improvement consult any MD in Network ...Read more
I have a sore throat &it feels almost raw on the left side, a runny nose, headaches, congestion, cough, little wheezing when I breath w/ discomfort.
Consider making tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed. **
or add 2 tsp of slippery elm bark to 1 cup of hot water (steep for at least 5 minutes in a covered teapot). Drink this as needed to relieve itchinessor a few times per day. Slippery elm bark lozenges are also helpful. ...Read more
Very possible: It's very possible that you have been exposed to a virus. Watch your symptoms for increased fever, and other worsening signs of a more significant illness. Drink plenty of fluids, get good rest and eat well. If getting worse after 5-7days consider getting a consult. Always be seen if significant worsening. Gargling warm salt water and plain Robitussin (guaifenesin) may help symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more
Throat itching: Greetings. The throat itching may be from an allergic reaction. Your airway is obviously stable and I'm assuming swallowing is normal. An antihistamine such as Claritin, Allegra or Zyrtec may help. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will work fastest but may cause drowsiness. See your doctor. Testing for foods in your diet as well as anything new to your environment should be targeted for evaluation. Good Luck. ...Read more
Sore throat: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Antibiotics are imperative for strep throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more
Depends....: If it is from the airways, it may be a sign of acute bronchitis, an infection of the airways. It may have originated from your sinuses and be a result of post-nasal drip which may indicate a sinus infection. Your doctor can tell the difference by examining you and then will be able to treat the problem. ...Read more
Need more details: There is a large list of things that can cause cough- asthma, reflux, allergy, sinus infection, nerve irritation, among others. Throat dryness can certainly be irritating and trigger a cough reflex. Simple otc treatment includes saline sinus rinse, guaifenesin, throat lozenges, antihistamines (e g loratadine), and various "coug syrups." if it lasts longer than a couple of weeks, see your doctor. ...Read more
You body is trying to tell you: DO NOT SMOKE.
Listen to it.
Unless you already have throat cancer. ...Read more
As above: See u pcpnfor evaluation and treatment.Get a more detailed answer ›
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