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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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Symptoms : Tickle in throat cough, excessive phlegm. Excessive eye mucus & very red eyes. Lethargic & some headache. No fever. Nasal passages clear.

Symptoms : Tickle in throat cough,  excessive phlegm. Excessive eye mucus & very red eyes. Lethargic & some headache. No fever. Nasal passages clear.

Allergies: seem the most likely cause . Most common are cat or dog hair, dust mites, mold, seasonal plants ,weeds or trees. Please check with an allergist near you since there are different allergies geographically. Get well. ...Read more

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I 've had a tickly upper throat cough with thick mucus production for 2 months. It sets off spasms of coughing that end with me vomiting the mucus up?

I 've had a tickly upper throat cough with thick mucus production for 2 months. It sets off spasms of coughing that end with me vomiting the mucus up?

Sinusitis: With the symptoms that you describe i would be concerned that you have a bacterial sinus infection and would benefit from an antibiotic. A persistent cough could also be indicative of pertussis or whooping cough, but that doesn't usually involve a thick mucus like you are having. It may be time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a tickling throat that makes me cough. This happens every night so what i can do about it?

I have a tickling throat that makes me cough. This happens every night so what i can do about it?

Antacids: The most common causes of cough in adult include esophageal reflux and asthma/allergies. You can start by trying an antacid. If that works, then reflux is causing your cough. Also be sure you don't have obstructive sleep apnea, which would wake you up coughing. ...Read more

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Tickling throat that makes me cough happens every night. How do I get rid of this?

Tickling throat that makes me cough happens every night. How do I get rid of this?

? reflux: If this only happens every night when you lay down to go to bed - this sound like it is most likely being caused by gastroesophageal reflux. Would probably be helped most by seeing an ENT doc to look down your throat to see - and if the appearance of your vocal corsds confirms this possibility, then seeing a gastoenterologist for complete work-up and treatment. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause throat tickle and cough?

Can dehydration cause throat tickle and cough?

Cough and PND: Hello, yes dehydration is a common cause of throat irritation from less moisture in the saliva coating of the throat. This could trigger a cough and throat tickle. Common causes of dehydration would be sleep disorders, dryness due to medications, sjogren's disease and lack of water intake. So drink more water, sleep with a humidifier, use a saline nasal mist and see your doctor if no better. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a sore throat, tickly cough, blocked nose, hot, achy and bad stomach. any ideas what I may have and what could I do to relieve them?

What to do if I have a sore throat, tickly cough, blocked nose, hot, achy and bad stomach. any ideas what I may have and what could I do to relieve them?

Seasonal flu: is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water, NSAIDs and get a good rest ...Read more

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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