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Very Dry Throat And Cough
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
Very sore throat. Slightly inflamed. Thick green mucus and congestion. Productive cough. High fevers. Began with fever and sore throat.
What causes extreme dry mouth and a very scratchy throat and scratchy feeling in vocal chords when talking?
Start with sore throat and then chest congestion, itching throat, cough with sputum, yellow thick. Is that bronchitis?
Possibly...: Your symptoms may be indicative of bronchitis, either bacterial, viral or even allergic etiology. In order to be sure, you should see your doctor. If you have a bacterial infection, antibiotics may be needed. For viral or allergic etiologies, therapy depends on the precise signs and symptoms present ! ...Read more
Excessively itchy ears nose and throat with a dry gagging cough cough triggered by normal breathing ?
See below: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. What you described is suggestive of allergy. Depending on the cause of your allergy, it is likely that an effective treatment is available. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry cough: Given that you have provided us with no information about yourself, not even your age, let alone any medical history or medications, you may have environmental allergies, gastric reflux or pharyngobronchial infection. You may try OTC antihistamine and PPI to see if you have relief as well as keep well hydrated. If no improvement after a few days, see your doctor. ...Read more
Does the flu or cold cause dark yellow phlegm and chest congestion plus hoarseness, sore throat, and stuffy nose?
Sore : Sore throat is a fairly common symptom associated with many illnesses. Most of the time it resolves on its own without any other issues. Occasionally it can be due to something more serious that needs treatment. Reasons to seek care are: - any fever - since it could be strep and you can't tell without an exam/testing - if it lasts longer than 3 or 4 days - any difficulty opening your mouth - unable to swallow - severe pain - bleeding in the throat - redness or swelling on the outside of the neck - any difficulty breathing or noisy breathing in the meantime, taking Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for pain, drinking plenty of fluids such as hot tea/broth or cold liquids and a spoonful of honey can help. ...Read more
One causes the other: The constantly stuffy nose leads to mouth breathing which in turn leads to your dry mouth and throat. Fix your nose and the mouth and throat improve. Allergies, chronic infection, anatomical blockages all can be involved. As an ENT doctor i think starting with an ENT evaluation makes the mot sense. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Started with mild throat tingle. Now mucus in chest, sneezing, runny nose, headache, body fatigue/ aches. Coughing to clear throat. Sore throat also.
Probable allergies: Itchy ears could be caused by wax or eczema. Sometimes there is no obvious reason. Prescribed cortisone drops usually are very effective. Sore throat and congested nose could be caused by viruses, bacterias and allergies. Allergies are very common. Tx try Claritin (loratadine) or allegra, but no decongestant like claritin-d/afrin/allegra-d. Decongestants can elevate blood pressure, cause racing heart/insomnia. ...Read more
Occasional sore throat, tight in throat, dysphagia, dry throat, dry vocal cords feel like they get tired if I talk a lot, back of throat feels congest?
I have a very scratchy throat dry cough and fatigue no fever, is it something i should worry about what's causing it and what can i do or take?
Sore throat: Difficult to know what is going on without further history and physical exam. It sounds superficially as if you may have a mild viral infection. If it persists consider going to see your family doctor and being evaluated. Hope this clears up soon. ...Read more
Very dry mouth and throat. Causes coughing and difficulty in speaking. Blood sugar under control. Please help.
Is it normal to have (red burned spot) above your tongue when you have a dry throat and cough? My cough is very deep/within, hurts to clear throat.
Cough: Sounds like you need to see a doctor and find out what is going on especially if it has been like this for more than a week or 2. ...Read more
Treated for pleurisy 2 weeks ago with steroids and amoxicillin. I am worse now with pain/shortness of breath, dry throat and cough and nasal congestion.
My sister had been working in burnt homes and now she says her chest&throat hurt, has a cough and she feels nausiated. Dry throat also.
Could have breathed: Could have breathed in some chemicals that caused irritation. ...Read more
I'm having a real bad dry throat and in the very back of my throat i can see sinus drainage plus blood. I can't cough (or hack) it out. ?
My mother has a dry throat which is causing her to cough & her throat is paining as well. What to do?
Virus: This most likely is a viral upper respiratory tract infection which usually runs its course in several days. Lozenges and gargling with warm salt water is soothing. For a dry cough, suppressant syrup like robitussinDM quiets it. If worsening cough or fever develop, have a physician examine her as bronchitis or pneumonia may be present. Because she has a cough, a strep infection is not likely. ...Read more
What could make a baby's cough sound croupy (that isn't croup) only lasting an hour or so. Dry throat? Second time toddler woke w scary cough.
Sounds like croup: Croup is a barking (croupy) cough that is often worse at night (not all the time, necessarily). Mild croup is a viral illness that lasts for 4-7 days and is typically more distressing than serious. Look for signs that your kiddo is having trouble breathing as that means you may need to get them to the er right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it bad to take cough drops everyday? I tend to get a cold easily, coming off anxiety meds comp. so it helps w my very dry throat. Tried biotene.
No.: Great ,that you are requiring less amount of Anxiety medicine. Cough drops are of many different kind. The one with Ginger and Lemon and Honey would be the best . But all cough drops stimulate saliva so it helps you. Make sure you brush your teeth before going to bed . Some times Drinking sips of water also helps ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am sufferin from cough from last 1 month. N along with it ha've a throat infection.My doc said nthin to wry it's due 2 dry throat?
Viral cause: Your symptoms are likely due to a viral upper respiratory infection. These generally last 2 weeks but the congestion can last for several weeks and produce a cough. Drink fluids, take antihistamines and decongestants and follow up if your symptoms worsen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I woke up this morning with really dry throat it's been sore today and and if I breathe out all the way I start to cough and it hurts in my chest.
Bronchitis: or tracheitis seems likely, an inflammation in the breathing tube somewhere between the throat and the lungs. Could also be laryngitis, flu, pneumonia or asthma. Try some honey, lemon tea and stay very well hydrated. You can take 4-6 gms of Vit C with food. Stop if/when you get diarrhea. If you have fever, chills, sweats, headache, it is time to see someone. Good luck and get well soon! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an irritated dry throat and only cough when it's tickly. This morning my mucus was blood stained and had a red and dark spot in it. is it serio?
Irritated dry throat: May be from rhinitis nasal congestion/ inflammation , from dryness in air,warm dry heat. Put vasoline, to moisturize, on the inside tip of nose in AM and PM, gargle with salt water3x a day ,suck on lemondrops. Drinkg 2.5-3.5 liter /day water /gatorade to be hydrated. I do not think it is serious, but do f/u with doctor /urgent care this week ...Read more
I've had a wet cough for a few days now. I cough every time air hits the back of my throat. I get a stuffy nose n dry throat when waking up.
Virus vs allergy/PND: Your symptoms are most likely from a virus which can cause coughing especially in night time cool air. If this is a chronic condition it can sometimes be due to allergies or postnasal drip but less common. Drink plenty of fluids, try zinc lozenges at outset of discomfort in throat/virus starting. Get plenty of rest. See MD if fever develops or severe sore throat. ...Read more
Cant see a doc. 3 days ago i had a dry throat now I have a bad cough. Chills. And body aches. My temp. Is 100.1 I am afraid i will get pneumonia.
Fever and Illness: Unfortunately, in most cases a fever represents a significant infection. There is no simple way besides antibiotics to rid ones self of an infection. Having trained in utah I do know there are community health centers and their rates for treatment are done on a sliding scale. If you are feverish still on monday you need to be seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More than a month ago had dry throat- not sore- but nagging dry. Afebrile. Felt a little "under the weather" x 1 wk. Then seemed as if this dry throat turned tickle cough then went into lungs... been dry hacking 1.5 months. Afebrile still. Sides, back an
Runny nose, dry throat, and a little bit of a cough. when I take a deep breath, I get a sharp pain in my lower right back?
I have a sore dry throat and a cough aswell as a headache ears popping and a stuffy head what could be wrong and what can I do to help it?
Viral: These symptoms are consistent with a viral upper respiratory tract infection(head cold) that should run its course in several days to a week. At this stage, decongestant pills(if you're not pregnant) and nasal spray as well as tylenol (acetaminophen) are helpful in relieving symptoms. See your physician if there is worsening cough, wheezing, new fever, chills and sweats. ...Read more
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