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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)

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


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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?

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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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'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 (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

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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

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Feeling like scratch down side of throat with ear irritation, couple days later led to productive cough with yellow/green mucous. Raw feeling. Strep?

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

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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?

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?

Coughing: Use saline nose drops to control your post nasal drip. Steam yourself with a hot shower twice daily. Use vaporizer while sleeping . Sleep with several pillows. Stop smoking. Rub vaporub on your chest and drink lots of tea and lemon with honey. ...Read more

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Cough sore throat raw chest no fever or body aches at all flu!? Or something else ?????

Cough sore throat raw chest no fever or body aches at all flu!? Or something else ?????

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

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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

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

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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.

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.

The wheezing: It seems you have a viral infection but I am most concerned about the wheezing part, as a viral infection or any urti can trigger asthmatic symptoms. Consult a doctor and treat the wheeze. ...Read more

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Feels like I have sand in my throat, irritates and causes me to cough?

POSTNASAL DRIP: You may have postnasal drip. Because the feeling of the liquid in your throat is irritating and contains inflammatory substances, postnasal drip can trigger chronic cough ...Read more

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Itchy throat..Making me cough?

Itchy throat..Making me cough?

Could be: 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

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Scratchy throat and a cough am I catching a cold?

Scratchy throat and a cough am I catching a cold?

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

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Why does my throat tickle and make me cough?

Why does my throat tickle and make me cough?

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

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