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Can you ever cough so hard you feel like passing out?

Can you ever cough so hard you feel like passing out?

Yes: Coughing is spasms can lead to hyperventilation and near syncope (passing out). I had a patient do this at home, church and even in the urgent care. Very scary, but treatment lead to good outcome. ...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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How can I stop an uncontrollable cough that makes me pee?

How can I stop an uncontrollable cough that makes me pee?

Pertussis: Your question has become very appropriate currently. You probably have pertussis or whooping cough whose incidence has risen quite rapidly according to recent reports from the cdc. Please see your doctor to be tested for it and/or get treated. ...Read more

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I ve bronciectasis in left lower lobe & have chronic uncontrollable cough, is it better to go for surgery to have that part removed before it spreads?

I ve bronciectasis in left lower lobe & have chronic uncontrollable cough, is it better to go for surgery to have that part removed before it spreads?

Not that simple: If it is your idea then no, as medical management postural drainage , antibiotics will help, also bronchiectasis do not spread to the other segments like infection, how ever for intractable disease when only one segments is involved , with good pulmonary function tests some times segmental resection is indicated speak to your doctor will advise what you need. ...Read more

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Upper back pain, feels like i've got a constant cramp for 3 days now. Uncontrollable coughing and pain in chest too.. What should I do to stop cough ?

Upper back pain, feels like i've got a constant cramp for 3 days now. Uncontrollable coughing and pain in chest too.. What should I do to stop cough ?

Visit your doctor: I am concerned about you. Where you are now is manageable but would not want you to get any worse. You should go say hello and let them make some recommendations. Best of luck! ...Read more

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"Sudden" RT side chest pain radiates to back,and under arm,pain is 9. Feels like insides ripping apart.Night before wheezing uncontrollable cough.

"Sudden" RT side chest pain radiates to back,and under arm,pain is 9. Feels like insides ripping apart.Night before wheezing uncontrollable cough.

Mgt: It is important to go to the ED. From your description of your symptoms, you may have pneumonia, a collapsed lung or cardiac condition. The physician at the ED will monitor your EKG and can order a chest radiograph. ...Read more

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No pain feeling of something in the throat, uncontrollable cough, sometimes tuff to swallow, and stuffy nose. What can theses be symptoms of?

No pain feeling of something in the throat, uncontrollable cough, sometimes tuff to swallow, and stuffy nose. What can theses be symptoms of?

Possible foreign bod: You may have a foreign body in your throat.See an ENT specialist another possibility is allergies which could give you similar symptoms. ...Read more

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Uncontrollable dry cough at night..Hard to breath in completely..Been sick sometimes productive with green mucus..Can't sleep. Help! ?

Uncontrollable dry cough at night..Hard to breath in completely..Been sick sometimes productive with green mucus..Can't sleep. Help! ?

Depends: On whether this is long standing or acute. The green mucus suggests that you have some infection with a bacterium called pseudomonas and it is a nasty one. Get local medical advice. ...Read more

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I've been coughing for a week. Chest feels tight and it's a frequent uncontrollable dry cough. Been taking Robitussin-DM to no avail. What to do?

I've been coughing for a week.  Chest feels tight and it's a frequent uncontrollable dry cough.  Been taking Robitussin-DM to no avail.  What to do?

See a doctor: Any time you have chest tightness and a cough that doesn't improve with otc meds and time, you should check with your doctor. Secondary infections, asthma, or other lung diseases can be the cause. ...Read more